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Finland: Republic in Northern Europe
Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Norway to the north, Sweden to the northwest, and Russia to the east. The capital and largest city is Helsinki. Other major cities are Espoo, Vantaa, Tampere, Oulu and Turku.


Ukraine drawing up roadmap to implement peace deal for Donbass: Zelenskiy

Ukraine is preparing a roadmap with clear deadlines in order to implement a peace deal for eastern Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy told reporters on Thursday, speaking alongside the visiting..
Reuters - Published

Finnish PM says No to reopening Brexit-deal

The Prime Minister of Finland, which holds the EU's rotating presidency, said on Friday there will be no new negotiations over Britain's exit agreement from the bloc.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Finland

Ogier wins Rally Turkey [Video]Ogier wins Rally Turkey

Ogier keeps title hopes alive with victory in Rally Turkey

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:06Published

Lappi leads Ogier in Citroen one-two in Turkey [Video]Lappi leads Ogier in Citroen one-two in Turkey

Esapekka Lappi leads team mate Sebastien Ogier in a Citroen one-two after a rocky first full day at Rally Turkey

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:30Published

Lappi takes early Rally Turkey lead [Video]Lappi takes early Rally Turkey lead


Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:15Published

Dominic Raab: Outrage over decision to prorogue Parliament is 'nonsense' [Video]Dominic Raab: Outrage over decision to prorogue Parliament is 'nonsense'

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab dismisses the idea of outrage over Boris Johnson's decision to prorogue Parliament as 'nonsense' while attending an informal meeting of ministers in Helsinki, Finland. Mr..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:05Published

Tanak extends championship lead with Finland win [Video]Tanak extends championship lead with Finland win

Ott Tanak wins his third rally out of the last four to extend his lead in the World Rally championship standings

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:29Published

Ott Tanak leads after dramatic morning session in Finland [Video]Ott Tanak leads after dramatic morning session in Finland

Kris Meeke and Jari-Matti Latvala suffer damage after hitting rocks, Estonian Tanak still leading

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:25Published

Finnish runner comes in first in grueling 1,500-mile race [Video]Finnish runner comes in first in grueling 1,500-mile race

Ultra-distance runner Ashprihanal Aalto completes the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence 3,100-Mile Race in just over 47 days.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:55Published

Tanak takes early Rally Finland lead; WRC2 driver Pietarinen crashes [Video]Tanak takes early Rally Finland lead; WRC2 driver Pietarinen crashes

Estonian in control early on as he looks to fend off challenge to his championship chances

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:27Published

Championship leader Tanak sets early pace in Finland [Video]Championship leader Tanak sets early pace in Finland

Estonian is quickest in the shakedown as he looks to maintain lead over Sebastien Ogier

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:50Published

Finland's open prisons: A model for the rest of Europe? [Video]Finland's open prisons: A model for the rest of Europe?

30 per cent of all Finnish prisoners serve sentences in open prisons.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:07Published


EU ministers 'more positive' over West Balkan membership talks: Finnish FM

Finland's foreign minister said on Friday his EU colleagues were increasingly hopeful they could eventually move towards membership talks with North Macedonia and Albania, though he gave no timeline.
Reuters - Published

EU piles pressure on Brazil over Amazon fires

The European Union piled pressure on Friday on Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro over fires raging in the Amazon basin, with Ireland and France saying they could block a trade deal and Finland urging..
Reuters - Published

Finland urges EU to consider banning Brazilian beef over Amazon fires

Finland, which holds the European Union's rotating chairmanship, called on Friday for the EU to look into the possibility of banning Brazilian beef from its markets due to devastation caused by fires..
Reuters - Published

Finnish PM tells UK's Johnson that EU won't reopen Brexit deal

Finland's Prime Minister Antti Rinne told his British counterpart Boris Johnson that the European Union would not renegotiate the Brexit deal, a spokesman for Rinne said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Merkel: European mission in Strait of Hormuz likely to be discussed in Finland

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she believed the idea of a European naval mission in the Strait of Hormuz would be discussed again at informal meetings of European foreign and defense..
Reuters - Published

Finland's central banker Rehn pulls out from IMF chief vote

Finnish central bank governor Olli Rehn, an European Central Bank's board member, on Friday pulled out from the vote between EU leaders to choose a European candidate to lead the International Monetary..
Reuters - Published

EU race to nominate IMF head narrows to two as Finland's Rehn pulls out

European Union governments are set to choose on Friday the bloc's candidate to lead the International Monetary Fund between Dutchman Jeroen Dijsselbloem and Bulgaria's Kristalina Georgieva, a French..
Reuters - Published

In protocol breach, Merkel sits to welcome Danish PM after shaking bouts

German Chancellor Angela Merkel sat down at a ceremony to welcome Denmark's prime minister on Thursday, a day after she shook visibly when standing to receive Finland's premier - her third bout of..
Reuters - Published

Merkel seen shaking for third time in weeks: Reuters TV

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was seen shaking as she met Finland's visiting prime minister on Wednesday - her third bout within the last month, Reuters Television footage showed, but a government..
Reuters - Published

Finnish PM sees deal on EU top jobs on Tuesday

Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne said on Tuesday that a series of meetings between European Union leaders since Monday afternoon should be enough to unlock a deal on who should next hold the bloc's..
Reuters - Published

At G20, Donald Trump tells Vladimir Putin, playfully: 'Don't meddle in the election'

Trump appeared to make his request playfully as the two leaders met nearly a year after a landmark news conference in Finland.
USATODAY.com - Published

Devils select US-born Jack Hughes with the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft

Jack Hughes, 18, was considered the No. 1 prospect from the start of season until finish, though Finland's Kaapo Kakko challenged him at the end.
USATODAY.com - Published

NHL draft: Time, TV, streaming info, first-round order and everything you need to know

American Jack Hughes is expected to go first and Finland's Kaapo Kakko is expected to be taken second during Friday's first round of the NHL draft.
USATODAY.com - Published

Finnish president appoints new center-left coalition government

Finland's president formally appointed on Thursday a new center-left government, with Social Democrat leader Antti Rinne replacing the Centre Party's Juha Sipila as prime minister.
Reuters - Published

Finland's Greens name Haavisto as foreign minister in new government

Finland's Greens, fresh from their best ever election result in April and part of the incoming governing coalition, named party chief Pekka Haavisto as the next foreign minister on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Finland's center-left coalition concludes talks to form new government

Five center-left parties concluded talks on Sunday to form a new government in Finland, Social Democrat leader Antti Rinne, set to become the first leftist prime minister for 20 years, said on Twitter.
Reuters - Published

Finland's coalition parties agree on government program

Finland's election-winning Social Democrats and four smaller parties reached an agreement on a joint government program for their four-year term, Finland's likely next prime minister Antti Rinne said..
Reuters - Published

U.S. forces taking part in war games above the Arctic Circle

The exercise is taking place alongside jets from Finland and Denmark
CBS News - Published

'The Groke' turns Finland's EU election night into World Cup hockey party

It started as a typical election night. But by the time The Groke scored the goal that claimed the lead in the World Cup final, the ice hockey-mad people of Finland had pretty much forgotten about..
Reuters - Published

Finland's coalition partners agree on tax hikes worth 700 million: media

The five Finnish parties in talks on forming a government after an election five weeks ago have agreed on tax hikes worth at least 700 million euros ($783 million), Finland's largest daily Helsingin..
Reuters - Published

Finland's Social Democrats aim to form center-left coalition government

Finland's Social Democrats said on Wednesday they would try to form a center-left coalition government with the Center Party and three smaller partners following a parliamentary election last month.
Reuters - Published

Finland's Social Democrats aim to form government with Centre Party, three others

Finland's Social Democrats said on Wednesday they would try to form a coalition government with the Centre Party and three smaller partners after coming out on top in elections.
Reuters - Published

United States Rattles Arctic Talks With a Sharp Warning to China and Russia

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaking in Finland at a meeting of the Arctic Council, warned both countries against “aggressive” actions in the region.
NYTimes.com - Published

Russia's Lavrov, after Pompeo talks, warns against U.S. military action in Venezuela

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held talks with his U.S. counterpart Mike Pompeo in Finland on Monday after which he warned that U.S. military intervention in Venezuela would be catastrophic and..
Reuters - Published

Arctic nations to meet amid tensions over environment, resources

Top diplomats from the United States, Russia and other nations which border the Arctic meet in Finland on Monday to discuss policies governing the polar region, as tensions grow over how to deal with..
Reuters - Published

Korhonen beats Hebert in playoff to win China Open

Mikko Korhonen of Finland held his nerve on the first playoff hole to edge Benjamin Hebert and complete his comeback to win the Volvo China Open on Sunday
USATODAY.com - Published

Russian foreign minister to hold rare talks with U.S. counterpart next week: TASS

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will hold rare face-to-face talks with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Finland next week, TASS news agency quoted a deputy Russian foreign minister as..
Reuters - Published

U.S. rejects interference by non-Arctic countries in polar region: official

The United States rejects attempts by countries, like China, that are not members of the eight-nation Arctic Council, to claim a role in crafting policies governing the polar region, a senior U.S...
Reuters - Published

Russian, U.S. top diplomats to meet on May 6 in Finland: RIA

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov may meet U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on May 6 in Finland, RIA news agency reported on Thursday citing a Russian official.
Reuters - Published

Finland's election winner SDP closer to securing coalition

Finland's left-leaning Social Democrats (SDP) appeared closer to securing a governing coalition after its traditional rival, the center-right National Coalition, signaled on Tuesday that a deal on..
Reuters - Published

Finnish election highlights Nordic dilemma about welfare state

Voters across the Nordics are telling politicians to safeguard their cherished, comprehensive welfare model but Sunday's election in Finland shows how prohibitive costs and a surge in nationalism make..
Reuters - Published

Finland's Social Democrats seek coalition allies as political landscape fragments

Finland's Social Democrats (SDP) embarked on Monday on the complex task of forming a governing coalition, after beating a nationalist, anti-immigration party by a hairsbreadth in the most fragmented..
Reuters - Published

Finland's Social Democrats, Finns Party nearly tied in election

Finland's Social Democrats and the nationalist Finns Party landed nearly tied in first place in a general election on Sunday, with 17.7 percent and 17.5 percent of votes, respectively, justice ministry..
Reuters - Published

Finnish Social Democrat leader Rinne declares victory in election

Finland's leftist Social Democrat party (SDP) leader Antti Rinne has declared victory in Sunday's general election, after partial results showed his party winning by a tight margin with 17.8 percent.
Reuters - Published

Finnish Social Democrats on top in partial election result

Finland's leftist Social Democrats won a parliamentary election on Sunday by a slight margin with 18.9 percent of votes, partial results showed, amid mounting concern among voters over the future of..
Reuters - Published

Finnish voters may pave way for first leftist premier in two decades

Finland may usher in its first leftist prime minister in two decades in parliamentary elections on Sunday, as voters worry over the future of the country's generous welfare system as the costs of..
Reuters - Published

U.S. leads among countries that spend the most on public health care

Among the countries that spend most on health care, the difference in spending is large: $3,000 per person in Finland to $8,000 per person in the U.S.
USATODAY.com - Published

Finland's top candidate for prime minister says wants to raise taxes

Finland's Social Democrats, who may be returned to power for the first time in 20 years on Sunday, plan to raise taxes to fund the country's generous welfare system as it struggles to cope with a..
Reuters - Published

Finnish police break largest cocaine ring in the country

Finnish police said they have cracked a large cocaine ring in the Tampere region which imported 13 kilos of cocaine from the Netherlands to Finland in 2017-2018 and involved dozens of suspects.
Reuters - Published

Care home scandal nudges Finland's voters back toward Social Democrats

In a Nordic country used to a high level of state social care, Finns were shocked to hear of care homes leaving elderly patients all night in soaked diapers, a scandal that may play a part in helping..
Reuters - Published

Finnish nationalists rise to third place in poll ahead of elections

The nationalist Finns Party has overtaken Prime Minister Juha Sipila's Centre Party to become Finland's third-most popular party before an April 14 election, according to a poll published by public..
Reuters - Published

Finnish police uncover child abuse video network

Finnish police have uncovered a child abuse ring in which suspects filmed boys as young as six being sexually abused in Finland and then distributed and exchanged footage over the internet, the..
Reuters - Published

Finnish nationalists defend campaign video after man threatens foreign minister

The head of the nationalist Finns Party said on Monday that a campaign video showing a monster threatening a politician was not an incitement to violence, following an attempted attack on the foreign..
Reuters - Published

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