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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.

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.

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.

Russia blasts Finland for barring parliament speaker

Moscow - Moscow on Wednesday slammed Finland for refusing entry to the speaker of Russia's parliament in the latest high-profile spat between the Kremlin and the European Union over the blacklisting of officials due to the Ukraine crisis.

Eurogroup talks end with no deal, to meet in coming days

Brussels - Talks between eurozone finance ministers broke up without agreeing on a Greek debt deal on Thursday, with a new meeting due in coming days, Finland's Alexander Stubb said."That's it for today. Institutions and Greece to continue work.

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.

Finn elected new head of world weather body

Ginebra - Finnish weather chief Petteri Taalas was on Thursday elected as the new head of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) during its quadrennial congress in Geneva.

Eurosceptic Finns Party leader named foreign, EU affairs minister

Helsinki - Finland's new Prime Minister Juha Sipila on Wednesday named eurosceptic Finns Party leader Timo Soini the country's new foreign and European affairs minister.

NATO to hold anti-submarine warfare exercise in Norway

Oslo - Norway said Thursday that up to 5,000 NATO troops would take part in anti-submarine warfare exercises off its coast in early May, amid growing regional unease over suspected submarine sightings.

Finnish PM tenders resignation after election loss

Helsinki - Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb tendered his government's resignation on Tuesday after its election defeat earlier this month, the president's office said.

Finnish military fires on suspected submarine in Baltic

Helsinki - Finland said Tuesday its navy had fired warning shots at a possible submarine off the coast of Helsinki in the early hours of the morning.

Finland's eurosceptic party wants part in new govt

Helsinki - Finland's right-wing eurosceptic Finns Party said Tuesday that it was determined to be part of the new government for the first time, regardless of the make up of the coalition.

Finland's prime minister-elect says ready to negotiate with all parties

Helsinki - Finland's prime minister-elect Juha Sipila said Monday he was open for negotiations with all political parties including the right-wing eurosceptic Finns Party which is seeking to enter government for the first time. "I can't see any problem.

Opposition Centre wins Finnish vote, eurosceptic party second: final results

Helsinki - Finland's opposition Centre Party won Sunday's general election, ousting Prime Minister Alexander Stubb's left-right coalition after a campaign dominated by the country's economic woes, final results showed.

Opposition Centre wins Finnish election, ousts PM Stubb

Helsinki - Finland's opposition Centre Party won Sunday's general election, ousting Prime Minister Alexander Stubb's left-right coalition after a campaign dominated by the country's economic woes.

Finnish opposition Centre seen winning election

Helsinki - Finland's opposition Centre Party came out on top in Sunday's general election, far ahead of the parties in Prime Minister Alexander Stubb's left-right coalition, partial results showed.

Finns vote, expected to oust government

Helsinki - Finns voted on Sunday in an election expected to usher the opposition Centre Party into government amid voter discontent over conservative Prime Minister Alexander Stubb's failure to pull Finland out of a three-year economic slump.

Finland goes to the polls, change of government expected

Helsinki - Finns began voting on Sunday in legislative elections expected to oust the left-right government after a campaign that has focused heavily on how to lift Finland out of a three-year economic slump.

Eurosceptic Timo Soini has sights set on government

Helsinki - Timo Soini, the head of the right-wing eurosceptic Finns Party, hopes his common-man charisma will finally bring him to the halls of power in Finland's general election on Sunday.

IT millionaire Siplia hopes to take business savvy to PM's office

Helsinki - Juha Sipila, widely expected to become Finland's next prime minister after Sunday's general election, is a softspoken 53-year-old IT entrepreneur who has risen rapidly through party ranks.

Finnish PM Stubb, a star whose lustre has faded

Helsinki - Prime Minister Alexander Stubb has long been one of Finland's most popular and dynamic politicians but voters are expected to punish him in Sunday's election for failing to revive a slumping economy.

Resurgent Russia worries Finns, but NATO not an option

Helsinki - After 25 years of tranquil post Cold War relations, Finns are once again worried about the threat posed by their resurgent eastern neighbour Russia, though they remain firmly opposed to joining NATO.

Finland's floundering economy at heart of election debate

Helsinki - Finns go to the polls on Sunday in legislative elections widely expected to oust the country's left-right coalition amid growing discontent over a floundering economy undergoing a painful restructuring.

Finland takes first step towards legalising gay marriage

Helsinki - Finland's parliament voted in favour of same-sex marriage in a victory for campaigners who gathered thousands of signatures to force parliament to examine the issue.

Russia violates Finnish airspace three times in a week

Helsinki - Finland said on Thursday that its airforce would step-up "reconnaissance flights" after three violations of its airspace by Russian jets in less than a week.

Andrew Olivieri's tactical alteration steers Canada past Finland

Canada lives to fight another day at the U-20 Women’s World Cup, as they completed a memorable second half comeback against Finland.
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