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In Finnish Lapland, tourists fill Santa's sack with cash

Rovaniemi - In the run up to Christmas tourists from around the world flock to the Santa Claus Village, an amusement park in Finnish Lapland, where temperatures can hit nearly -15 degrees Celsius (5 Fahrenheit).

Five things to know about Finland

Helsinki - Finland, a former Russian Grand Duchy, celebrates the 100th anniversary of its independence on Wednesday.

100 years after independence from Moscow, Finland anchored firmly to West

Helsinki - A century after gaining independence from its powerful neighbour Russia, Finland continues to consolidate its ties to the West, as tensions flare between Moscow and the West.

Mattis looks to diplomacy as IS crumbles in Syria

Helsinki - US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday that he supported a diplomatic solution for the Syria conflict, as America and its partners look beyond the defeat of the Islamic State group in the war-torn nation.

New integrated transport app tested

A new integrated transport app, from Finland, is being tested out in the U.K. The aim is to enable commuters to combine all their travel needs through their smartphone. The trial is taking place in the West Midlands and it has a strong rail focus.

Four killed in Finland train crash

Helsinki - Four people including three soldiers were killed when a train crashed into an army truck in southwestern Finland on Thursday.

Finnish micro-factory highlights path to business success

The ANT Plant is a Finnish industrial innovation that involves constructing a micro-factory. This approach can challenge the existing practice of mass production in countries with low production costs. A plant is to be set up in the U.S.

Finland frees sixth stabbing suspect, but alleged attacker held

Helsinki - Finnish police said Friday that they had released a sixth suspect in last month's stabbing spree that killed two and injured eight others in a southwestern city, leaving the alleged attacker as the only person still in custody.

Finland releases 2 suspects in knife attack probe

Helsinki - Finnish authorities on Tuesday said they had released two of the four suspects held in custody following this month's stabbing attack that killed two and wounded eight.

Finland police confirm identity of suspect in stabbing attack

Helsinki - The identity of the main suspect in the stabbing attack this month in the Finnish city of Turku has been confirmed as a Moroccan who sought asylum in the country in 2016, police said Sunday.

Finnish police arrest two more in stabbing case

Helsinki - Finnish police said Wednesday they had arrested two new suspects over last week's stabbing spree that killed two people and which investigators are treating as the country's first terror attack.

Suspect admits killings in Finnish stabbing spree

Helsinki - The main suspect in last week's stabbing attack in Finland admitted Tuesday to killing two people and injuring eight others but denied any intent to murder, his lawyer said.

Finland stabbing suspect may have been radicalised

Helsinki - Court documents on Monday identified the suspect in a stabbing spree in a Finnish city last week as 18-year-old Abderrahman Mechkah, with the country's intelligence agency saying he may have been radicalised.

Finland stabbing suspect may have been radicalised: intelligence agency

Helsinki - Court documents on Monday identified the suspect in last week's stabbing spree in a Finnish city as 18-year-old Abderrahman Mechkah, with the country's intelligence agency saying he may have been radicalised.

Finland marks minute of silence for stabbing victims

Helsinki - Finland observed a minute of silence on Sunday for the victims of a stabbing attack that left two people dead in what is being investigated as the country's first-ever terror attack.

Finland marks minute of silence for stabbing victims

Helsinki - Finland observed a minute of silence on Sunday for the victims of a stabbing attack that left two people dead in what is being investigated as the country's first-ever terror attack.

Moroccan asylum seeker 'targeted women' in Finland terror stabbing

Turku - Finnish police said Saturday that a Moroccan asylum seeker deliberately targeted women in a stabbing spree that left two dead and is being investigated as the country's first terror attack.

Police arrest five in raid after Finland stabbing spree

Turku - Finnish police arrested five people in a Turku apartment overnight in their investigation into a stabbing rampage that left two people dead, they said Saturday.

Two dead, six injured in Finland stabbing spree

Turku - Police shot and wounded a suspect after a stabbing spree in which a man killed two people and wounded six others in the Finnish city of Turku.Within hours of the attack on Friday the force had announced increased police patrols across the country.

Two dead, six injured in Finland stabbing spree

Turku - Police shot and wounded a suspect after a stabbing spree in which a man killed two people and wounded six others in the Finnish city of Turku on Friday.Within hours the force had announced increased police patrols across the country.
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