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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.

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.

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.

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.

Safest place to walk for the elderly is Finland

Helsinki - Walking around in the winter, especially where there is snow and ice, is tricky. Doubly so for the elderly. To help the senior population, a Finnish town is providing support.

Finnish govt condemns 'extremist' anti-migrant street patrols

Helsinki - Volunteer street patrols linked to neo-Nazi groups have emerged in several Finnish towns in recent months claiming to protect locals from what they call "Islamic intruders", a trend the Finnish government condemned on Thursday.

Unprecedented sex harassment in Helsinki at New Year: police

Helsinki - Finnish police reported Thursday an unusually high level of sexual harassment in Helsinki on New Year's Eve and said they had been tipped off about plans by groups of asylum seekers to sexually harass women.

Finnish court holds twins in custody over Iraq massacre

Helsinki - A Finnish court on Friday remanded in custody Iraqi twin brothers suspected of killing 11 people in a massacre by the Islamic State group in Iraq in 2014.

Finland arrests twins for killing 11 in 2014 Iraq massacre

Helsinki - Finnish police have arrested twin brothers on suspicion of killing 11 people during a 2014 massacre in Iraq claimed by the Islamic State group, officials said on Thursday.

Finnish police in court over Putin entry on criminal database

Helsinki - Three Finnish police officers appeared in court Wednesday over their role in maintaining a database of criminal suspects to which Russian President Vladimir Putin's name was added.

Finland to test a basic income for Finns in 2017

Helsinki - Finland is looking to experiment in 2017 with a basic monthly income for Finns, a universal and unconditional monthly payment seen as a way to reform the welfare system and cut spending, Finnish authorities said Tuesday.

Finland plans to give citizens in the country $870 per month

Finland is drawing up plans to introduce a basic income for its citizens. The final proposal will be presented in late 2016, and if everything goes as planned, the government will give €800 ($870) to everyone.

The Spacer, a winning combination of classical and electronica Special

Digital Journal speaks to Tapio Kangas and Norman Hall, two talented musicians who formed an artistic bond 30 years ago and who are now hard at work on a brand new project that should be out next year.

Nordic welcome chillier for migrants as numbers snowball

Oslo - Asylum seekers flowing to Scandinavia are finding chillier welcomes as their numbers surge and far-right parties increasingly assert their influence on immigration policy, analysts say.

Finnish PM says could resign Friday over healthcare reform

Helsinki - Finland's Prime Minister Juha Sipila threatened on Thursday night to resign over to a disagreement with his coalition partners on the Nordic country's long-planned healthcare reform.

Finnish police wants public to report cheap pizzas

In an effort to root out those who dodge taxes, Finnish police are asking the public to report businesses that are offering cheap pizzas.

Nordic states fret over migrant threat to Schengen

Copenhagen - Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg on Saturday said she feared for Europe's borderless Schengen zone and urged countries to shore up their external frontiers in the face of the migrant crisis.

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.

'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.

Anti-migrant demo in Finnish border town over refugee influx

Stockholm - Several dozen demonstrators formed a "human wall" and briefly blocked a border point in a northern Finnish town Saturday in protest at a dramatic spike in the number of asylum seekers crossing over from Sweden, a local official said.

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.
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