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Another spectacular Northern Lights display over Finland

There was another stunning display of the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights over Rovaniemi in Finland on Monday as atmospheric conditions on the sun fuelled another breathtaking night…

There was another stunning display of the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights over Rovaniemi in Finland on Monday as atmospheric conditions on the sun fuelled another breathtaking night…

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Northern lights in Finland

A photographer has captured a dazzling aurora borealis display over northern Finland. Green waves could be seen across the night sky over the

A photographer has captured a dazzling aurora borealis display over northern Finland. Green waves could be seen across the night sky over the

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Putin warns Finland: Russia will respond if Helsinki joins NATO

Vladimir Putin came to Finland with a handshake for his counterpart, President Salui Niinisto – and a warning that Moscow will respond if his host country joins…

Vladimir Putin came to Finland with a handshake for his counterpart, President Salui Niinisto – and a warning that Moscow will respond if his host country joins…

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Obama and Nordic leaders present united front on 'Russian aggression'

President Obama has hosted the leaders of five Nordic nations – Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Iceland – praising the countries for their

President Obama has hosted the leaders of five Nordic nations – Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Iceland – praising the countries for their

Business

Crowdfunding helps Europe's businesses boom

Crowdfunding is no longer a niche, it’s booming in Europe. In this edition of Business Planet, from Finland, Serge Rombi finds out how these

Crowdfunding is no longer a niche, it’s booming in Europe. In this edition of Business Planet, from Finland, Serge Rombi finds out how these

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Facing up to Europe's urban integration challenges

With almost seven out of 10 people in Europe living in towns and cities, this week Real Economy is exploring the economics of urban integration. The

With almost seven out of 10 people in Europe living in towns and cities, this week Real Economy is exploring the economics of urban integration. The

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Extreme weather: dealing with the consequences

Reacting adequately to extreme weather can be crucial to saving lives and limiting damages to roads and infrastructure in general. In Porvoo, near

Reacting adequately to extreme weather can be crucial to saving lives and limiting damages to roads and infrastructure in general. In Porvoo, near

Sport

Hayboeck shines in Finland

Austrian ski jumper Michael Hayboeck produced a stunning performance to secure his first World Cup victory for more than a year as he edged out his

Austrian ski jumper Michael Hayboeck produced a stunning performance to secure his first World Cup victory for more than a year as he edged out his

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Finnish police tipped off about New Year harrassment by asylum seekers

Police in Finland have announced that New Year celebrations in Helsinki were marred by “widespread sexual harrassment” as women were targeted by

Police in Finland have announced that New Year celebrations in Helsinki were marred by “widespread sexual harrassment” as women were targeted by

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Ride that sleigh, again!

He’s coming to the end of the busiest time of the year. It’s that time again, when Santa Claus, aka Father Christmas, aka Julgubben, aka Joulupukki

He’s coming to the end of the busiest time of the year. It’s that time again, when Santa Claus, aka Father Christmas, aka Julgubben, aka Joulupukki

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Santa Claus is on his way

He’s coming to the end of the busiest time of the year. The elves have done their job and now Santa Claus is preparing to leave Lapland and begin

He’s coming to the end of the busiest time of the year. The elves have done their job and now Santa Claus is preparing to leave Lapland and begin

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Christmas rendezvous at the border

Russia’s Father Frost and the Finnish Joulupukki meet at the Russian-Finnish border as part of an annual tradition to exchange winter holiday

Russia’s Father Frost and the Finnish Joulupukki meet at the Russian-Finnish border as part of an annual tradition to exchange winter holiday

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The other big summit: Santa Claus and Grandfather Frost meet

Ho, Ho, Ho! On December 1, Santa Claus and his Russian counterpart Grandfather Frost have held their traditional meeting, heralding the start of the

Ho, Ho, Ho! On December 1, Santa Claus and his Russian counterpart Grandfather Frost have held their traditional meeting, heralding the start of the

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Italy flies 70 refugees to Scandinavia

70 refugees have flown from Italy to Finland and Sweden as part of the first phase of the European Union’s relocation plan. The majority of the group

70 refugees have flown from Italy to Finland and Sweden as part of the first phase of the European Union’s relocation plan. The majority of the group

Culture

A Finnish start for Paris Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week kicked off with Finnish brand Aalto’s “Endless Sun” Spring/Summer 2016 ready-to-wear collection. A celebration of midsummer in

Paris Fashion Week kicked off with Finnish brand Aalto’s “Endless Sun” Spring/Summer 2016 ready-to-wear collection. A celebration of midsummer in

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30,000 rally in Helsinki to protest proposed government cuts

More than 30,000 people rallied in Helsinki on Friday (September 18) to protest against government plans to cut workers’ benefits. Strikes also

More than 30,000 people rallied in Helsinki on Friday (September 18) to protest against government plans to cut workers’ benefits. Strikes also

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Finland : Air Guitar Contest

Kereel “Your Daddy” Blumenkrants has been crowned the first-ever Russian Air Guitar World Champion in Oulu, Finland at the 20th anniversary of the

Kereel “Your Daddy” Blumenkrants has been crowned the first-ever Russian Air Guitar World Champion in Oulu, Finland at the 20th anniversary of the

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Is this the football tournament with the dirtiest challenges?

It’s as far as you can get from the pristine pitches at London’s Wembley, Barcelona’s Camp Nou or Brazil’s Maracanã. Welcome to the Swamp Football

It’s as far as you can get from the pristine pitches at London’s Wembley, Barcelona’s Camp Nou or Brazil’s Maracanã. Welcome to the Swamp Football

Business

Finland posts worst unemployment figures in 13 years

Finland posted its worst unemployment figures in 13 years in May, up 1.5% compared to March and April to reach 11.8%. That’s a 1.1% increase

Finland posted its worst unemployment figures in 13 years in May, up 1.5% compared to March and April to reach 11.8%. That’s a 1.1% increase

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Finland: Eurosceptic party leader chosen as new Europe minister

Finland’s new government has picked the leader of a Eurosceptic party as its new foreign and Europe minister. The selection of Timo Soini, who heads

Finland’s new government has picked the leader of a Eurosceptic party as its new foreign and Europe minister. The selection of Timo Soini, who heads

Business

Waterford Wedgewood sold to Fiskars

One of Ireland’s most iconic companies, Waterford Wedgewood, has been sold to Finland’s Fiskars for 391 million euros. Waterford glassworks was

One of Ireland’s most iconic companies, Waterford Wedgewood, has been sold to Finland’s Fiskars for 391 million euros. Waterford glassworks was

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Nokia misses targets, spooks investors

Finland’s Nokia took a tumble on Thursday after poorer-than-expected quarterly profits sent shares down by as much as 12%. at one point. Nokia said

Finland’s Nokia took a tumble on Thursday after poorer-than-expected quarterly profits sent shares down by as much as 12%. at one point. Nokia said