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Alexander Stubb wins ruling party vote to become Finland's PM

Helsinki - Alexander Stubb is set to become Finland's new prime minister after winning a vote to head the ruling conservative party on Saturday.
In the Media by Raine Tiessalo (AFP)

Finnish police find bodies of five babies in cellar

Helsinki - A 35-year-old woman has been detained in Finland after the bodies of five apparently stillborn babies were found in the basement of a block of flats, police said Wednesday.
In the Media by AFP

S&P downgrades Finland outlook to 'negative'

Helsinki - Standard and Poor's on Friday downgraded Finland's outlook to "negative," putting a crack in the credit image of one of the few countries to hold the top-notch "AAA" rating.
In the Media by AFP

S and P becomes second to downgrade Finland outlook to 'negative'

Paris - Standard and Poor's downgraded Finland's outlook to "negative," putting another crack in the credit image of one of the few countries to hold the top-notch "AAA" rating.
In the Media by AFP

IBM physicist wins tech 'Nobel' for 'big data' discoveries

Helsinki - British physicist Stuart Parkin, one of the brains behind the global "big data" revolution, on Wednesday won Finland's answer to the Nobel Prize, which is awarded by Technology Academy Finland. "Prof.
In the Media by AFP

Former Putin adviser warns his ex-boss has desires on Finland

Stockholm - A former adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned the West is failing to understand Putin’s world view and that the ambitions of Russia’s head of state extend far beyond Crimea.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment

Finnair may shed hundreds of jobs to cut losses

Helsinki - Finnish national carrier Finnair said Thursday that negotiations were underway with staff that could lead to the loss of 680 jobs.
In the Media by AFP

Nokia says handset sale to Microsoft delayed to April

Helsinki - Finnish telecom company Nokia on Monday said the sale of its handset business to US technology giant Microsoft would be delayed by a few weeks until April 2014.Nokia said that it continued to make progress with Microsoft in the closing conditions and t...
In the Media by AFP

Move over St. Paddy, here comes St. Urho

It's not just the Irish that throw a parade and a party this time of year. For the past 50 or so years, small towns across northern Minnesota in the U.S. have been celebrating St. Urho's Day, interestingly enough, on the day before St. Patrick's Day.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Ice hockey: Finland crush Russia's gold medal dream

Finland crushed Russia's hopes of winning the men's ice hockey gold on home soil with a 3-1 quarter-final win at the Sochi Games on Wednesday.
In the Media by Frank Pingue (Reuters)

Finnish reindeer glow at night to prevent accidents

Helsinki - Glowing reindeer can be spotted in northern Finland thanks to a reflective spray which makes them more visible in a bid to prevent car accidents, Finnish reindeer breeders said Tuesday."We are hoping that it is so useful that we can use the spray in th...
In the Media by AFP

Finnish start-up Supercell reports stellar game rise

Helsinki - Finnish computer game maker Supercell reported on Wednesday a huge leap in sales in 2013, multiplying its annual revenue by eight, thanks to two best-selling games.Founded in 2010, the start-up said in a statement that its revenue in 2013 amounted to 6...
In the Media by AFP

HTC, Nokia reach settlement on patent lawsuits

Taipei - Taiwan's smartphone maker HTC said Saturday it has signed a patent and technology collaboration agreement with Finnish phone giant Nokia to end all pending patent litigation between them.
In the Media by AFP

Finnish execs ask for cool cash - from hole in the ice

- Gasping and shivering, entrepreneurs from 26 Finnish startups jumped into near zero-temperature water Friday in one of the most unusual pitches ever for funding.
In the Media by AFP

Hall of Famer, MVP and Vettel have Finns thinking gold

A Hall of Famer, an all-world netminder and Sebastian Vettel's trainer have the Finnish women's ice hockey team believing anything is possible at the Sochi Olympics.
In the Media by Steve Keating (Reuters)

Finland's education success opens new business niches

Helsinki - Finland's successful education system has become a selling point for companies and institutions specialising in software and courses for educators, even when targeting Asian countries with high-performing students.
In the Media by Pauline CURTET (AFP)

Nokia reports drop in mobile sales ahead of Microsoft handover

Helsinki - Fallen Finnish telecom star Nokia unveiled Thursday a steep drop in sales of the handset business that it is to soon hand over to Microsoft.
In the Media by Raine Tiessalo (AFP)

Swedish steelmaker SSAB to buy Rautaruukki for 1.1 bn euros

Stockholm - Swedish steelmaker SSAB said on Wednesday it will acquire Finnish competitor Rautaruukki, hoping to reduce costs and boost competitiveness in the sluggish steel market.The announcement caused the price of shares in the two groups to leap.
In the Media by Hugues Honore (AFP)

Nordic welfare state being cut down to size

Copenhagen - The Nordic model, known for high taxes and its cradle-to-grave welfare system, is getting a radical makeover as nations find themselves cash-strapped.
In the Media by Soeren Billing (AFP)

Scandinavia embraces Croatian tourism: Finland follows Norway

Split - In the latest in a trend of Scandinavians discovering Croatia, Finnish travel agents embark on a tour of the Dalmatian coast.
In the Media by Paul Bradbury

The Pirate Bay to sue CIAPC anti-piracy group in Finland

In what will be considered rather ironical to some, The Pirate Bay in Sweden is suing an anti-piracy group in Finland for copyright-infringement, after they copied the TPB website.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Photo Essay: The environmental art of Timo Jokela

Reykjav - Photos of Finland's environmental artist Timo Jokela's snow installations and ice sculptures not only highlight the incredible talent of Jokela, but the beauty of the Scandinavian countryside as well.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 4 comments

IIHF World Championships rake in 8.2 million euros

It was a very good year for organizers of the IIHF World Championships, who made a healthy profit despite protests about skyrocketing ticket prices.
In the Media by James Bisson

Nokia cuts 10,000 jobs, closes factories in cost-saving measures

Helsinki - As part of its restructuring efforts and cost-saving measures, Nokia Corp., the Finland-based cellphone company, said it will cut thousands of jobs and close many of its factories and research facilities.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 1 comment

Will researchers be able to replicate beer from the 19th century?

In a remarkable story, it is being reported that researchers in Finland have potentially figured out how to recreate beer originally made in the 19th century.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 2 comments

Bollywood surprise for Finnair passengers

Passengers on a flight from Helsinki to New Delhi got a bit more from the air hostesses than the usual in-flight drinks and meals. To celebrate India's Republic Day, the flight personnel danced in the aisles in the Bollywood style.
In the Media by Amanda Payne

Op-Ed: Funny football interviews dug from the depths of YouTube

Although footballers (and managers) aren’t renowned for their academic prowess, they do, however, take part in some comical spontaneous interviews. So as we’re fast approaching Christmas, I thought I’d share some of my favourites with you.
In the Media by Christopher Bates

A chat about social networking with Finnish CEO Special

Since 1990 Petteri Tarkkonen has been serving as the Managing Director, CEO and President of Finn-ID Oy. Finn-ID specializes and provided identification-based enterprise solutions for logistics.
Digital Journal Report by Anthony Carranza

Finnish couple win 16th annual World Wife Carrying Championships

Stuck for places to take your partner? Well how about entering the World Wife Carrying Championships? The event, which is an export of Finland, was recently held in Sonkajarvi, as participants celebrated its 16th anniversary.
In the Media by Christopher Bates

Finland appoints new female Prime Minister

Center Party leader Mari Kiviniemi officially took over today as Prime Minister of Finland. Kiviniemi, 41, succeeds Matti Vanhanen, who stepped down last Friday, and becomes the second woman to hold the post.
In the Media by Martin Laine
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