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Finland auctions Soviet cars abandoned by migrants

Helsinki - Collectors with a penchant for old Soviet cars will head to the Arctic this weekend where the Finnish customs will auction dozens of cars abandoned by migrants crossing over from Russia.

Six Cuban volley players suspected of rape in Finnish custody

Helsinki - Six members of Cuba's national volleyball team remained in custody over a suspected rape case in Finland, while two others have been released, local police said on Monday."The police have six players under arrest at the moment. Two players...

Putin calls for transponders on military flights over Baltics

Naantali - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday backed a call for all military aircraft overflying the Baltic region to be barred from turning off the devices that allow them be detected.

Op-Ed: Vancouver Canucks please trade for contract and get youth, pick

My suspicion is that it is frustrating for most fans of the Vancouver Canucks to hear GM Jim Benning repeat over and over again his mantra of making the team competitive now. Of putting the 2017 playoffs ahead of the franchise's next decade, or more.

Finland to bury its nuclear waste in the world's costliest tomb

In November 2015, after more than 40 years of planning, research and development, Finland became the first country in the world to grant a construction license for an underground nuclear waste repository, called Onkalo.

Instagram hacked by ten year-old boy

Helsinki - A ten year-old boy from Finland has hacked into Instagram, exposing a flaw in the Facebook-owned software. He has been rewarded by the company for his efforts.

Op-Ed: Edmonton Oilers lose draft lottery yet rewarded for ineptness

They did not get the first overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft — thank heavens for small miracles — but the ineptness that is the Edmonton Oilers franchise was still rewarded Saturday. The Oilers wound up in fourth and will get a sure-fire stud.

Finnish parliament debates petition on leaving eurozone

Helsinki - The Finnish parliament is debating whether Finland should leave the Eurozone after 53,000 people signed a petition asking that parliament debate the issue.

Finland risks 'serious crisis' with Russia if it joins NATO: Study

Helsinki - If Finland joined NATO it would provoke a "serious crisis" with neighbouring Russia, an expert report commissioned by the government warned on Friday.

Oil spill tests on ice prove Arctic quests risky

Tornio - The skimmer is lowered from the rear of the icebreaker, its weight pushing massive pieces of ice under the water and forcing the spilt oil up to the surface, where the sticky black goo can be sucked up.

Daylight saving connected with stroke risk

A new study suggests that turning the clocks backwards and forwards, to match the changing seasons, affects the internal body clock to the extent there is a possibility of the risk of stroke.

Finnish radioactive spike traced to nuclear agency's neighbour

Helsinki - A "highly exceptional" surge in radioactivity detected over Finland's capital Helsinki was traced Tuesday to a company sharing a building with the headquarters of the nuclear regulator investigating the mystery.

NHL trading includes Reimer, Hudler, Purcell and Schultz

In some years things are somewhat quiet in the days leading up to the NHL trade deadline, with most of the action taking place on the big day itself. Not so this season as Saturday has seen a Zamboni-load of deals.

Stress wakes up the sleeping herpes virus

Helsinki - Once someone has contracted herpes the virus can emerge again at any time. The re-emergence is linked with periods of stress. Scientists have been looking into how this happens.

Nearly 20% of Finland's wolves killed during month-long cull

Helsinki - Nearly one fifth of Finland's endangered wolf population was killed in a controversial month-long cull which ended Sunday, authorities said on Monday.

Study: Consuming eggs has no bearing on heart attack risk

Kuopio - For decades, doctors, vegans and journalists have damned these thin-shelled culinary delights, calling them Trojan horses that plaque arteries and damage the heart.

Finland's 'Soldiers of Odin' face off against huggy ladies

Kemi - Fierce-looking squads calling themselves the Soldiers of Odin have been patrolling Finnish streets in recent months claiming to protect locals from asylum seekers, but lately they've been challenged by an unexpected crew: smiling women serving up hugs....

Finnish PM halts plan to house refugees at his home

Helsinki - Finland's centrist Prime Minister Juha Sipila has backtracked from his plans to house asylum seekers at his country house for security reasons, a government official said Tuesday.

Finland expects to expel 20,000 failed asylum seekers: Govt

Helsinki - Finland expects to expel around 20,000 of the 32,000 asylum seekers it received in 2015, the country's interior ministry said on Thursday.

Finland to kick off controversial wolf hunt

Helsinki - Finland kicks off a controversial wolf cull that gives hunters the right to kill around one fifth of the endangered animals, in a decision that has angered environmentalists.
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