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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.


'Ice eggs' cover Finland beach in rare weather event

A rare weather phenomenon created thousands of egg-shaped balls of ice on along the coastline.
BBC 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

Videos for Finland

The future is brown: Horse manure used to power entire equestrian event in Helsinki [Video]The future is brown: Horse manure used to power entire equestrian event in Helsinki

An entire sports event in Finland has been run on horse manure.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:30Published

Loeb leads Rally of Spain as Hyundai dominate [Video]Loeb leads Rally of Spain as Hyundai dominate

Sebastien Loeb, nine-times world champion, took the lead in the Rally of Spain late on Friday (October 25) while championship leader Ott Tanak moved closer to clinching his maiden WRC title.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:30Published

Meeke fastest in Wales Rally GB shakedown [Video]Meeke fastest in Wales Rally GB shakedown

Meeke sets the pace in Wales Rally GB shakedown

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:29Published

Donald Trump blasts media as 'corrupt' [Video]Donald Trump blasts media as 'corrupt'

Donald Trump blasts the media as 'corrupt' as he holds a joint press conference with President Sauli Niinisto of Finland. The latest escalation of the president's attacks on the press happened during..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:52Published

Trump says he'll likely sue some people over Mueller probe [Video]Trump says he'll likely sue some people over Mueller probe

U.S President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he likely will bring lawsuits against some of the people involved in the investigation into whether he or his 2016 election campaign colluded with Russia...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:22Published

Trump bristles at reporter's questions on Ukraine [Video]Trump bristles at reporter's questions on Ukraine

U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out after Reuters reporter Jeff Mason pressed him over what he wanted the leader of Ukraine to do with regards to Joe Biden and Biden's son. Rough Cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:17Published

At least one dead, 10 injured in attack at Finnish college: police [Video]At least one dead, 10 injured in attack at Finnish college: police

At least one person has died and 10 people have been injured in a violent incident in a college located in a shopping centre in Kuopio, eastern Finland on Tuesday, police said. Rough cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

Finland: Northern Lights dance in the night sky [Video]Finland: Northern Lights dance in the night sky

Striking green, purple and white, aurora displays lit up the night sky over Finnish Lapland from Friday to Saturday

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

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


Finland 3-0 Armenia: Teemu Pukki scores twice for hosts

Norwich striker Teemu Pukki scores twice to boost Finland's hopes of qualifying for Euro 2020 with a comfortable victory over Armenia.
BBC News - 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

Brexit deal not possible before summit, EU leaders tell Boris Johnson

Finnish prime minister who chairs EU council says 'no practical or legal' way to get a deal before meeting
Independent - 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

Teemu Pukki: From failures in Europe to Finland great - the fall and rise of the Norwich striker

From failures in Europe to being on course to becoming Finland's greatest-ever player - BBC Sport charts the fall and rise of Teemu Pukki.
BBC News - 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

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

Brexit: UK has two weeks to set out plan - Finnish PM

The Finnish PM says EU leaders need written proposals by the end of September - and France's Emmanuel Macron agrees.
BBC News - 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

Europe Africa: Taking on racism in Finland with an afro

The Good Hair Day is an event in Finland celebrating afro hairdos and bringing together Afro-Finns.
BBC News - 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

'It's like if they had banned saunas here': Finnish minister tries to explain the gravity of UK parliament suspension to his countrymen

Boris Johnson decision to suspend parliament sends shockwaves around the continent
Independent - 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

Finland to decide how Britain votes on EU laws after Boris Johnson pulls out of meetings

Britain's vote will be delegated by power of attorney to Finland
Independent - 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

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