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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: 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

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Finland's new PM appeals for unity after ruling party overthrown

Finland’s parliamentary elections have now been decided. with Centre leader Juha Sipilä‘s party taking 49 seats from a total of 200. He’s pledged to

Finland’s parliamentary elections have now been decided. with Centre leader Juha Sipilä‘s party taking 49 seats from a total of 200. He’s pledged to

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Opposition leader Juha Sipila wins elections in Finland

There is a changing of the guard in Finland. The opposition Centre Party led by millionaire businessman Juha Sipila is the winner of parliamentary

There is a changing of the guard in Finland. The opposition Centre Party led by millionaire businessman Juha Sipila is the winner of parliamentary

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Election day arrives in recession-hit Finland

Finns go to the polls on Sunday to elect a new government amid a deep economic slump. Opinion polls suggest voters are likely to ditch the

Finns go to the polls on Sunday to elect a new government amid a deep economic slump. Opinion polls suggest voters are likely to ditch the

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High turnout in advance voting ahead of Finland's general election

Finland goes to the polls on Sunday for a general election which is expected to bring a change of government and gains for right-wing populists. With

Finland goes to the polls on Sunday for a general election which is expected to bring a change of government and gains for right-wing populists. With

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Police protest against spending cuts in Finland

Who is policing the police? In Finland officers held their own protest against spending cuts which they claim are undermining national

Who is policing the police? In Finland officers held their own protest against spending cuts which they claim are undermining national

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Finland mourns the loss of iconic phone firm Nokia

Nokia’s workers admit they are apprehensive and Finland’s Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen said the country’s people are sad and confused about

Nokia’s workers admit they are apprehensive and Finland’s Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen said the country’s people are sad and confused about

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Finnish Prime minister unhurt after knife attack thwarted

Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen was unhurt after a man tried to attack him with a knife on Monday, his aides said. Katainen was campaigning

Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen was unhurt after a man tried to attack him with a knife on Monday, his aides said. Katainen was campaigning

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Sauli Niinistö: from tragedy to the presidency

Over the course of Finland’s presidential election campaign, the turbulent personal life of 63-year-old conservative candidate Sauli Niinistö may

Over the course of Finland’s presidential election campaign, the turbulent personal life of 63-year-old conservative candidate Sauli Niinistö may

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Finns vote in presidential second round

Voters in Finland have been choosing their President in the country’s second round of voting. The front runner is the pro-European conservative

Voters in Finland have been choosing their President in the country’s second round of voting. The front runner is the pro-European conservative

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Niinisto set to become president of Finland

Former finance minister Sauli Niinisto is the favourite heading into Sunday’s presidential run-off in Finland. Niinisto of the conservative

Former finance minister Sauli Niinisto is the favourite heading into Sunday’s presidential run-off in Finland. Niinisto of the conservative

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Presidential elections in Finland go to second round

Sauli Niinisto, a veteran conservative leads the race to become Finland’s 12th president after the first round of voting. He won almost 37 percent of

Sauli Niinisto, a veteran conservative leads the race to become Finland’s 12th president after the first round of voting. He won almost 37 percent of

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Euro crisis dominates as Finns choose new president

The people of Finland have begun voting in the first round of the presidential election after a campaign dominated by the euro crisis. Opinion

The people of Finland have begun voting in the first round of the presidential election after a campaign dominated by the euro crisis. Opinion

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Pro-euro Finns lead ahead of presidential poll

Free hot drinks appear to have given Finns a taste for Sauli Niinisto ahead of Saturday’s presidential election to replace Tarja Halonen. The

Free hot drinks appear to have given Finns a taste for Sauli Niinisto ahead of Saturday’s presidential election to replace Tarja Halonen. The

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Finns wary of over-extending

The euro countries’ debt crisis is perhaps the dominant theme of Finland’s presidential election campaigning, with a feeling of ‘been there, done

The euro countries’ debt crisis is perhaps the dominant theme of Finland’s presidential election campaigning, with a feeling of ‘been there, done