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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.


Kone out as Thyssenkrupp shortlists private equity for elevator division

German conglomerate Thyssenkrupp said on Monday it has shortlisted two private equity consortia in the sale of its 16 billion euro ($17.3 billion) elevator division, dealing a blow to Finland's Kone ,..
Reuters - Published

A Portland woman lost her class ring 47 years ago. It showed up in a forest in Finland.

The class ring belonged to her husband of 40 years, who died in 2017. Nearly 4,000 miles away, a Finnish man stumbled upon it while metal detecting. - Published

Videos for Finland

Great Britain's Elfyn Evans extends his lead after the early stages of day two at Rally Sweden [Video]Great Britain's Elfyn Evans extends his lead after the early stages of day two at Rally Sweden

Evans extens his lead at Rally Sweden

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:52Published

Suninen hits trees, Rovanpera fastest in snowless Sweden Rally shakedown [Video]Suninen hits trees, Rovanpera fastest in snowless Sweden Rally shakedown

Swedish Rally goes ahead without snow as Teemu Suninen comes off in spectacular fashion.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:29Published

To counter Huawei, Barr says U.S. should back Ericsson, Nokia [Video]To counter Huawei, Barr says U.S. should back Ericsson, Nokia

Calling China the biggest threat to America, U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Thursday the United States should actively consider putting its "financial muscle" behind Finland's Nokia and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:43Published

Brexit can be good for Europe, says Finland's Foreign Minister [Video]Brexit can be good for Europe, says Finland's Foreign Minister

Finland's Foreign Minister Pekko Haavisto believes that Brexit has brought the bloc closer together. He thinks other countries have seen the issues facing the UK and believe it's better to remain part..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 20:00Published

Bottas takes time off day job to rally in the snow [Video]Bottas takes time off day job to rally in the snow

Valtteri Bottas trades in his F1 car for a rally car at the snowy Arctic Lapland Rally.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:30Published

EU considering ceasefire options to support Libya truce [Video]EU considering ceasefire options to support Libya truce

The European Union's top diplomat says they must consider all ways to support the fragile truce in Libya. Adam Reed reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:19Published

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


Finnish paper workers' union agrees pay deal, ends strike

Finland's paper workers union agreed a pay deal with the forestry industry association on Monday, the two sides said, ending a two week strike that halted production of one of the country's main..
Reuters - Published

To counter Huawei, US could take 'controlling stake' in Ericsson, Nokia: attorney general

to counter huawei, us could take 'controlling stake' in ericsson, nokia: attorney general
U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Thursday the United States and its allies should consider the highly unusual step of taking a "controlling stake" in Finland's Nokia and Sweden's Ericsson to..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

U.S., allies should consider Nokia, Ericsson investments to counter Huawei: Barr

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Thursday stressed the threat posed by Huawei Technologies and said the United States and its allies should consider investing in Finland's Nokia and Sweden's..
Reuters - Published

The town paying for people over 65 to get fit

A town in Finland is offering free gym sessions to everyone over the age of 65.
BBC News - Published

Finland to grant Terrafame permit to mine uranium: source

The Finnish government will on Thursday give the green light for Terrafame to start mining and refining uranium at an existing mine in eastern Finland, a government source told Reuters on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Finland to give dads same parental leave as mums

The government says it wants to promote "wellbeing and gender equality".
BBC News - Published

Finland to offer new fathers as much paid leave as mothers

Finland's woman-led center-left government plans to nearly double the length of paternity leave to give new fathers the same amount of paid time off work as new mothers, it announced on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

New type of aurora, nicknamed 'the dunes,' discovered by citizen scientists in Finland

Amateur photographers in Finland have discovered a new form of aurora, scientists announced in a new study published this week. - Published

Finland confirms its first coronavirus case

Finland on Wednesday confirmed its first coronavirus case, on a Chinese traveler from Wuhan, the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare said.
Reuters - Published

Finnair cancels some China flights as virus fears spread

Finnish airline Finnair said it would suspend its routes to Nanjing and Beijing's Daxing airport until the end of March, the first European airline to cancel flights to mainland China amid growing..
Reuters - Published

Finnish paper mill workers to strike as wage talks fail: union

Some 9,000 workers at Finnish paper mills will go on strike on Monday after wage talks broke down, their labor union said in a statement, the latest in a series of labor conflicts to hit Finland.
Reuters - Published

Finnair still operating all flights to China

Finland's national airline Finnair said on Friday that it was operating to all its destinations in China normally, but that it was closely monitoring the development of the coronavirus situation.
Reuters - Published

Hey boss, a four-day week could be good for business. Just ask a working mother

The Finland Prime Minister has gone quiet on her proposal for a four-day working week. Pity, because thousands of working mothers already prove there's no loss of productivity.
The Age - Published

Finland is planning a four-day week. Is this the secret of happiness?

finland is planning a four-day week. is this the secret of happiness?
Reduced working hours, as promised by the new Finnish PM, can boost productivity and cut carbon emissions. Here’s the evidence behind the idea Finland’s new prime minister, 34-year-old Sanna Marin,..
WorldNews - Published

Juha Mieto: Finland’s skiing legend

Now 70 years old, Juha Mieto shows no signs of slowing down after winning five Olympic medals in his career.
BBC News - Published

In Santa’s home town, booming tourism and Christmas clichés anger Sami locals

In Finland's remote Lapland region, the Santa Claus Village amusement park is a snowy wonderland of reindeer rides, ice castles, snowmobiles and igloo hotels where Christmas holds sway 365 days a year.
France 24 - Published

From cashier to world's youngest PM. Finland's new leader breaks the mold

from cashier to world's youngest pm. finland's new leader breaks the mold
(CNN)When leaders from the European Council gathered for a group photo in Brussels last week, it was hard to miss the class newbie. Standing front and center among the neat rows of middle-aged men was..
WorldNews - Published

Estonian minister calls world’s youngest PM, ‘sales-girl’

estonian minister calls world’s youngest pm, ‘sales-girl’
EUROPE: In a sexist attack, Estonian Minister called Finland’s new prime minister a ‘sales-girl’ and questioned her ability to lead the Nordic country. The 70-year-old Interior Minister Mart..
WorldNews - Published

Estonia apologises after minister mocks Finnish PM by calling her "a sales girl"

Estonia apologised 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..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Sanna Marin: Estonia apologises after minister mocks Finland PM

Far-right interior minister Mart Helme described Finland's PM Sanna Marin as "a sales girl".
BBC News - Published

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

Finnish minister sorry for Instagram poll on IS women

Finnish Finance Minister Katri Kulmuni deletes her poll on repatriating IS-linked women and children.
BBC News - Published

'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

World's youngest PM takes office in Finland

world's youngest pm takes office in finland
Finland's Sanna Marin, 34, has been officially appointed as the country's prime minister, becoming the world's youngest sitting head of government. ......
WorldNews - 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

Sanna Marin: The rising star set to lead Finland's 5.5 million

Sanna Marin, who at 34 will be at the head of a coalition of female leaders.
BBC News - 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

European shipping emissions in way of nations meeting Paris climate targets

european shipping emissions in way of nations meeting paris climate targets
Greenhouse gas emissions from shipping equal the carbon footprint of a quarter of passenger cars in Europe and stand in the way of countries meeting the Paris agreement, new analysis reveals. Despite..
WorldNews - Published

Finnish minister, 34, to become youngest PM

finnish minister, 34, to become youngest pm
A 34-year-old transport minister is set to become Finland’s youngest prime minister ever and its third female government leader. Finland’s ruling Social Democratic Party council voted 32-29 to name..
WorldNews - Published

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