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Sword-wielding student kills 1, wounds 9 at Finland school

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

Finnish conscripts injured in attempt to avoid reindeer

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.


Marko Anttila scores two goals to propel Finland past Canada for world hockey title

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.


US warns China, Russia against aggression in Arctic region

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

U.S. beats Finland in shootout for gold after OT controversy

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 …


Putin outlines ambitious Arctic expansion program

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 …


Finland’s president rakes memory for source of Trump remark

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.


The military draft is making a comeback in Europe

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 …


Finnish brothers killed by lightning as they heated sauna

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

Finland protests: Human rights for all – and save the planet

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

Despite cold, dark, Finland tops 2018 global happiness index

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 president skates to overwhelming re-election win

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

Winter is here: “Game of Thrones” ice hotel opens in Finland

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

Finnish police shoot man who stabs 8 people in Turku; 2 dead

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 …


Summer treat: Polar bears frolic in donated load of snow in Finland

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.


Finland’s security agency raises country’s threat assessment

Finland’s security agency says it has raised its threat assessment to the second level of a four-level scale.


Hobby-horsing craze in Finland manifestation of girl power

Thousands of young women in Finland are taking up hobby-horsing, a sport performed with homemade stuffed horse heads on wooden sticks.


Gunman kills 3 in Finland; police say no political motive

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 …


Norway mulls giving mountain peak to Finland as gift

Norway is considering moving a mountain – or at least its peak – to neighboring Finland.


Spicing up winter: Cardamom serves up legendary flavors

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 …