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Finland: Country on the Baltic Sea
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 Sweden to the west, Russia to the east, Estonia to the south, and north-eastern Norway to the north. The capital and largest city is Helsinki. Other major cities are Espoo, Tampere, Vantaa, Oulu, Turku, Jyväskylä, Lahti and Kuopio.


Finland aims to repatriate Islamic State children from Syria 'as soon as possible'

Finland will try to repatriate children of Finnish mothers who traveled to Syria to join Islamic State "as soon as possible", Prime Minister Sanna Marin said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Estonia apologizes after minister taunts Finnish PM as 'sales girl'

Estonia apologized to Finland on Monday after Estonia's interior minister mocked Finland's new prime minister -- the world's youngest-serving government leader -- as "a sales girl" and questioned her..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Finland

Woohoo! Finnish skiers do a collective full flip [Video]Woohoo! Finnish skiers do a collective full flip

Holding hands, seven skiers in Finland do an impressive 360-degree flip

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 00:21Published

Finland PM Looking to Implement Four-Day Work Week [Video]Finland PM Looking to Implement Four-Day Work Week

Sanna Marin, who became prime minister last month, adds that each day should have six working hours.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 01:04Published

Santa sets off from Finland for his annual journey [Video]Santa sets off from Finland for his annual journey

Santa Claus departed from his home inside the Arctic Circle on Monday (December 23) to begin his annual journey around the world and deliver Christmas gifts to expectant children all over the globe.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:56Published

Santa says 'the best gift is time' in Christmas greeting [Video]Santa says 'the best gift is time' in Christmas greeting

Sitting in his chamber on the Arctic Circle reading his letters, Santa called on people to use "kind and friendly words" during his annual Christmas greeting.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:20Published

Ardern says new Finnish PM doesn’t need her words of advice [Video]Ardern says new Finnish PM doesn’t need her words of advice

Jacinda Ardern's title as the youngest female Prime Minister has been taken by 34-year-old Sanna Marin who was sworn in yesterday as Finland's new Prime Minister.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 00:27Published

Finland's Sanna Marin becomes the world's youngest Prime Minister [Video]Finland's Sanna Marin becomes the world's youngest Prime Minister

Finland's Former Transport minister becomes the youngest serving head of government after Antti Rinne's resignation.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:10Published

French scientists cook up alternative foie gras, sans force-feeding [Video]French scientists cook up alternative foie gras, sans force-feeding

French scientists are developing a 'naturally fatty' version of Foie Gras that does not employ force-feeding geese. Adam Reed reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:21Published

Finland's gender-neutral policies 'conceal female victims of violence' [Video]Finland's gender-neutral policies 'conceal female victims of violence'

Finland's gender-neutral policies 'conceal female victims of violence'

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:50Published


'I don't feel like a role model': Finland's new 34-year-old leader

She may be the world's youngest-serving head of government, but Finland's newly appointed prime minister does not feel like a role model, 34-year-old Sanna Marin told Reuters on Friday.
Reuters - Published

'Seriously, Finland?' Red-faced minister deletes Instagram poll

Finland's finance minister deleted an Instagram post and issued an apology on Friday after criticism by a human rights group that embarrassed the new, women-led government days after it took office.
Reuters - Published

'We have work to do': World's youngest leader debuts at EU summit

New Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin brushed aside the media frenzy over her appointment as the world's youngest serving head of government at age 34, pledging a sharp focus on climate policies as..
Reuters - Published

New Finland leader: 'silent blessing' given to bring home Islamic State kids

Finland's new prime minister said on Wednesday the center-left coalition government had given its "silent blessing" to the Foreign Minister to go ahead with plans to repatriate children of women who..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand's Ardern says new Finnish PM 'needs no advice'

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Finland's new Prime Minister Sanna Marin, who has become the world's youngest head of government, needs no advice from another youthful premier.
Reuters - Published

Finland's young PM promises stability, and to keep posting on Instagram

Social Democrat Sanna Marin said on Tuesday she would restore stability to Finland and keep using social media - but with care - after being sworn in as the world's youngest prime minister at the helm..
Reuters - Published

Women under 35 run Finland as world's youngest leader takes office

Thirty-four-year-old Social Democrat Sanna Marin took office in Finland on Tuesday as the world's youngest serving prime minister, heading a coalition with four other parties led by women, all but one..
Reuters - Published

Finland's parliament approves world's youngest prime minister

Finland's parliament approved the nomination on Tuesday of 34-year-old Social Democrat Sanna Marin as the world's youngest serving prime minister.
Reuters - Published

Ask 'old people' for advice, world's oldest PM says to the youngest

Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad, the world's oldest serving premier, said on Tuesday it would be a good idea for the world's youngest prime minister, Finland's Sanna Marin, to ask "old people" for their..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Some of the world's youngest national leaders

Finland's Sanna Marin is about to become the world's youngest serving prime minister at the age of 34.
Reuters - Published

Finland picks world's youngest PM to head women-led cabinet

Finland's new prime minister - about to become the world's youngest serving premier - will have a finance minister two years her junior in a new women-led coalition cabinet, party officials said on..
Reuters - Published

Finland's Centre Party says leader Katri Kulmuni will be finance minister

Finland's Centre Carty said on Monday its leader Katri Kulmuni would be named finance minister in a new coalition cabinet due to be appointed this week.
Reuters - Published

Finland's Social Democrats name Marin to be youngest ever prime minister

Finland's Social Democrats, who lead the five-party coalition government, picked 34-year-old transportation minister Sanna Marin to become the country's youngest ever prime minister next week, taking..
Reuters - Published

Finland's Social Democrats set to pick PM candidate on Sunday

Finland's Social Democrats, who lead the five-party government, will hold a council meeting on Sunday, Dec. 8 where they are set to pick a candidate for prime minister after incumbent Antti Rinne was..
Reuters - Published

Finland's PM resigns after losing trust of coalition partner

Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne resigned on Tuesday after a member of the ruling coalition said it had lost confidence in him following a series of disruptive strikes.
Reuters - Published

Finland's president accepts PM's resignation, asks government to stay on in caretaker role

Finland's President Sauli Niinisto asked the current administration to remain as a caretaker government after accepting the resignation of Prime Minister Antti Rinne's five-party coalition on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Finland's PM to hand in government resignation: president's office

Finland's Prime Minister will hand in his and his government's resignation on Tuesday, the president's office said in a statement.
Reuters - Published

Finnish PM expected to quit after coalition partner says it no longer trusts him

Finland's Centre Party, part of the five-party coalition government, said on Tuesday it had lost confidence in Social Democrat Prime Minister Antti Rinne, a move that looks likely to force him to..
Reuters - Published

Finnish Centre Party says has lost confidence in coalition PM Rinne

Finland's Centre Party, part of the ruling five-party coalition, said on Tuesday it had lost confidence in Social Democrat Prime Minister Antti Rinne, in a move that will likely force him to resign.
Reuters - Published

Finland's PM Rinne in crisis talks with Centre allies over his future

Finland's Social Democrat Prime Minister Antti Rinne held crisis talks on Tuesday morning with the Centre Party, one of five parties in the ruling coalition, aiming to head off a threat that could..
Reuters - Published

Postal-led strikes end in Finland, but more to follow

A more than two-week strike at Finland's state postal service Posti that spread to other industries in solidarity actions ended on Wednesday, a national mediator said.
Reuters - Published

Rare "ice eggs" cover beach in Finland

The rare phenomenon was captured by a photographer who said the small pieces of ice covered about 100 feet of beach near the waterline
CBS News - Published

Finnish PM hopes for Brexit deal to avoid no-deal split

Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne said on Wednesday he still hoped for a last-minute Brexit deal so that the European Union and Britain do not descend into a most damaging, chaotic split.
Reuters - Published

Finnish PM says Britain is seriously trying to avoid hard Brexit

Finland's prime minister, Antti Rinne, said on Tuesday that for the first time, it looked like Britain was trying to reach an agreement to avoid a hard Brexit at the end of October.
Reuters - Published

Brexit deal 'more and more difficult' this week, EU summit to mull delay

The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator said on Tuesday that reaching a deal on Britain's departure from the bloc before the scheduled date of Oct. 31 had become "more and more difficult", and..
Reuters - Published

All scenarios still open on Brexit, Finnish EU presidency says

A deal on Britain's managed withdrawal from the European Union is still possible but the bloc must also prepare for a no-deal and an extension to the process, Finland's EU affairs minister, Tytti..
Reuters - Published

Finnish PM says more time needed for Brexit negotiations

Finland's Prime Minister Antti Rinne said on Monday more time was needed for the Brexit negotiations and that they could continue even after a summit of European Union leaders set for Thursday and..
Reuters - Published

No-deal Brexit 'dangerously realistic scenario': Finnish minister

The European Union is "prepared to face" a no-deal Brexit, which is a "dangerously realistic scenario", Finnish Minister for European Affairs Tytti Tuppurainen told the bloc's lawmakers.
Reuters - Published

Finnish sword attack suspect kept under arrest

A Finnish district court ordered on Friday the continued detention of a man suspected of killing a Ukrainian woman and wounding nine people with a sword at a vocational school in eastern Finland on..
Reuters - Published

President of Finland inspires memes after Trump meeting

"Today, we are all Sauli Niinistö," California Governor Gavin Newsom tweeted
CBS News - Published

Angry Trump rails against Biden, media, WTO

Unleashing an unusual show of anger, President Donald Trump railed against former Vice President Joe Biden, his son, the media and the World Trade Organization at a joint press conference in the White..
USATODAY.com - Published

Finnish leader chides Trump during WH briefing

Amid White House battles with Congress over an impeachment inquiry, Finnish President Sauli Niinisto is urging President Donald Trump to work with European leaders adding: "Mr. President, you have here..
USATODAY.com - Published

'Poor President of Finland,' California gov. tweets after Trump's lengthy press conference

California Gov. Gavin Newsom tweeted after Trump's lengthy diatribes during a press conference: "just feel bad for the poor President of Finland"
USATODAY.com - Published

Finnish school attacker acted alone, motive not clear: police

Finnish police are still in the dark over the motive for a sword attack at a vocational school in Eastern Finland that killed one woman and wounded nine people, police said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

One killed, 10 wounded in sword attack at Finnish college

A male student armed with a sword killed a woman and wounded nine others in an attack at a college in eastern Finland on Tuesday which the prime minister described as "shocking".
Reuters - Published

Finland school attacker attacked fellow students with sword: police

A student attacked his fellow students at a vocational school in eastern Finland with a sword, Finnish police said, adding it was too early to comment on the attacker's motive.
Reuters - Published

Finnish police says suspect used bladed weapon in Kuopio attack

The suspect in the attack in Kuopio, Finland used a bladed weapon and also carried a firearm, police said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Finnish police say one dead after violent incident at school

One person is dead after a violent incident at a school in a shopping center in Kuopio, a town in eastern Finland, police said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Three injured in violent incident at Finnish mall: police

Three people were injured in a violent incident at a shopping mall in the eastern Finnish city of Kuopio on Tuesday, police said.
Reuters - Published

Finnish minister says no-deal Brexit is quite likely

It is quite likely that Britain will leave the European Union without a deal at the end of October, Finland's minister for European affairs told EU lawmakers on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

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

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

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