Stories tagged: finland
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019
Finland’s next government is breaking the mold in multiple ways. Sanna Marin, the 34-year-old transport minister, was tapped over the weekend by the ruling Social Democratic Party to be Finland’s …
Tue., Oct. 1, 2019
A man wielding a sword and a firearm killed a woman and wounded nine others Tuesday at a vocational school inside a shopping center in central Finland, police said. The …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 11, 2019
Finland’s defense department says 12 military conscripts ended up in the hospital after an armored personnel carrier tried to avert a reindeer and was hit by a second vehicle.
Sun., May 26, 2019
Marko Anttila helped lead Finland to its third world hockey title, scoring the tying and go-ahead goals in a 3-1 victory over Canada on Sunday.
Mon., May 6, 2019
The Trump administration warned China and Russia on Monday that the U.S. won’t stand for aggressive moves in the Arctic region, which is rapidly opening up to development and commerce …
UPDATED: Sun., April 14, 2019
Alex Rigsby stopped four of five shots in a shootout and the United States beat Finland 2-1 on Sunday night for its fifth consecutive gold medal at the women’s world …
Tue., April 9, 2019
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia – President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday put forward an ambitious program to secure Russia’s foothold in the Arctic, including efforts to build new ports and other infrastructure …
Mon., Nov. 19, 2018
Finland’s president isn’t sure where U.S. President Donald Trump got the idea that raking is part of his country’s routine for managing its substantial forests.
Fri., Oct. 19, 2018
For many young Europeans, a post-high-school “gap year” has become a rite of passage, with many enjoying a year to travel the world and celebrate their newfound freedom. But a …
Sat., Aug. 4, 2018
Finnish police say they suspect two men died from a lightning strike’s electric charge while they were heating up a sauna near a summer cottage in eastern Finland.
UPDATED: Mon., July 16, 2018
Activists used Monday’s summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin to hold two days of high-profile protests in the Finnish capital over a variety of grievances.
UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018
The World Happiness Report published Wednesday put Finland at the top among 156 countries ranked by happiness levels, based on factors such as life expectancy, social support and corruption.
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 28, 2018
Finland’s incumbent president barreled toward re-election Sunday as returns from the Nordic country showed him with more than five times as much voter support than his closest challenger.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018
A “Game of Thrones”-themed ice hotel complete with a bar and a chapel for weddings has opened in northern Finland in a joint effort by a local hotel chain and …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017
A man stabbed eight people Friday in Finland’s western city of Turku, killing two of them, before police shot him in the thigh and detained him, police said. Authorities were …
Thu., July 27, 2017
Polar bear mom Venus has gotten a summer treat – a chance to frolic in the snow with her eight-month-old cub despite the heat enveloping Finland’s northern Lapland.
Wed., June 14, 2017
Finland’s security agency says it has raised its threat assessment to the second level of a four-level scale.
Sun., April 30, 2017
Thousands of young women in Finland are taking up hobby-horsing, a sport performed with homemade stuffed horse heads on wooden sticks.
Sun., Dec. 4, 2016
A gunman in Finland killed a local town councilor and two journalists in an apparent random shooting in a small town’s nightlife district, police said Sunday. A local man was …
Wed., July 27, 2016
Norway is considering moving a mountain – or at least its peak – to neighboring Finland.
Wed., Dec. 17, 2014
In winter, when temperatures drop to bone-chilling degrees, warmth can often be found in the kitchen. During the cold months, I find myself gravitating toward the warming the spices of …