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Finnish male nurse jailed for raping 27 elderly patients

Helsinki - A 24-year-old Finnish male nurse was sentenced Wednesday to nine years in prison for raping 27 elderly patients aged between 74 and 100, Finnish news agency STT reported."According to the court...

Finland's hockey team urges protesters not to wear its jersey

Helsinki - Finland's national ice hockey team on Monday appealed to anti-migration demonstrators to stop wearing its jersey, after several protesters were photographed in the team's fan gear in recent weeks.

NHL Family Scoring Race standings: Sutters in 2nd, Sedins on move

As we head into the 2015-16 NHL season it seems a good time to go over the scoring race — the family scoring race, that is.

'Finland's no good': Disappointed migrants turn back

Tornio - Hundreds of predominantly Iraqi migrants who have travelled through Europe to reach Finland are turning back, saying they don't want to stay in the sparsely-populated country on Europe's northern frontier because it's too cold and boring.

Finnish government condemns racist attack on refugees

Helsinki - Finland's government condemned a racist protest in which demonstrators -- including one dressed in a Ku Klux Klan outfit -- attacked a bus transporting asylum seekers in the early hours of Friday.

Finland split over biggest refugee influx since Russian Revolution

Helsinki - Finland is experiencing its biggest influx of refugees since the Russian Revolution with hundreds of migrants arriving each day via Sweden, but their presence is angering some in the recession-hit country.

Kremlin-backed hackers spying on Europe, Asia, U.S.: Security firm

Helsinki - Russia has been sponsoring systematic cyberespionage in Europe, the US and Asia for seven years, Finnish data security firm F-Secure claimed in a report published on Thursday.

PM urges Finns to accept austerity in rare TV appeal

Helsinki - Finland's centrist Prime Minister Juha Sipila urged Finns to accept the government's harsh austerity measures in a rare televised address to the nation on Wednesday."The Finnish state has contracted debt at a rate of almost a million euros ($1.

Finnish PM offers to host refugees at country home

Helsinki - As Europe continues to grapple with an unprecedented refugee crisis, Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila on Saturday offered to host refugees at his country home.

Finland 'in no position' to defend Baltic states: President

Helsinki - Finland is in no position to help defend its Baltic neighbours and fellow EU members Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania should it become necessary, Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said on Tuesday.

Finland expects four times more asylum seekers this year

Helsinki - Finland is set to receive up to 15,000 asylum seekers in 2015, four times higher than last year, the interior ministry said Thursday.

Vandals hit Finnish finance minister's home

Helsinki - Vandals smashed windows at Finnish Finance Minister Alexander Stubb's private residence in the early hours of Tuesday as he and his family slept, the government said.

Op-Ed: Obama’s bold carbon plan is in fact, a work of fiction

President Obama’s plan to reduce CO2 power plant emissions by 32 percent, in fact, only cuts emissions by 16 percent, and cuts total emissions by 7 percent.

Becoming a father at a young age linked to an earlier death

Helsinki - Becoming a father at a younger age is, surprisingly, linked to several ill-health effects. There is also an association with dying earlier, sometimes in middle age. A new study highlights previously unknown risks.

Over 10,000 Finns rally in support of multiculturalism

Helsinki - Over ten thousand people rallied in Helsinki Tuesday to support multiculturalism and protest recent controversial statements by a populist legislator, police said.

Horrible Cruelty: Video of man kicking kitten in air, killing it

A shocking video of a man kicking a kitten like it is a soccer ball, lining up to do so and kicking it into the air, killing it, has emerged. The graphic footage is not pretty and not everyone will be able to stomach it.

Lizard Squad hacker guilty of hacking PlayStation Network

The teenager partly responsible for shutting down PlayStation and Xbox network for millions of kids on Christmas has been convicted of 50,700 offenses. Despite the enormous number of offenses, the 17-year-old user was let off with a slap on the wrist.

Russian gay couple gets asylum in Finland: Report

Helsinki - A Russian gay couple has been granted asylum in Finland because of the discrimination they faced at home over their sexual orientation, Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat reported on Friday.

French architects chosen for Helsinki Guggenheim museum

Helsinki - A design by a French studio, Moreau Kusunoki Architectes, has been selected for the future Helsinki Guggenheim museum, the foundation supporting the Finnish bid for the project announced Tuesday.

Finnish mum gets life for killing five newborns

Helsinki - A Finnish court on Monday sentenced a 36-year-old woman to life in prison for killing her five newborns between 2005 and 2013 and hiding them in a freezer.
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