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5G technology

5G based industrial-use AI application launched in Finland

An ABB plant in Helsinki producing frequency alterer, or low voltage drives, has started using a 5G wireless-based artificial intelligence application for routine production...
court

First verdict of mass sexual offenses made in Finland

The Oulu District Court in northern Finland sentenced a 20-year-old man to four years' imprisonment on Thursday for aggravated sexual abuse and brutal rape...
corporal punishment

Immigrant Sex Offenders will receive stiffer punishment – Finnish Minister

Finnish Interior Minister Kai Mykkanen on Saturday repeated his call for tougher punishment on sex offenders who are immigrants or asylum seekers, after police...
Microsoft Windows 10

Microsoft to reimburse aggrieved customer for unwanted windows 10 installation

The Finnish Consumer Disputes Board (CDB) has ordered Microsoft to compensate a Finnish man for unauthorized installation of Windows 10, local media reported on...

Finland: The Diminished Powers of a Symbolic President

With the national voting for the new president of Finland due on Sunday, a popular desire for stronger presidency power has come up again...

Finnish president Sauli Niinisto

Finnish president Sauli Niinisto, 69, was re-elected on Sunday for a second six-year term following a landslide victory with 62.7 percent of the votes. When...

Finnish government to submit formal resignation – Sipila

Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila said on Monday that his government will submit a formal resignation soon. Sipila told a press conference...
Finland

New ministers chosen for Finnish coalition government

The three ruling parties of the Finnish coalition government on Thursday each chose a nominee to serve as the new ministers, as the cabinet...

Vintage Photos Bears Witness to Sino-Finnish Ties

Vintage photos witness Sino-Finnish friendship By Guan Kejiang from People’s Daily A group of old photos on people-to-people exchanges between China and Finland were recently sent...

China-Europe Economic Ties Thrives On Xi’s Visit to Finland

China-Europe economic ties in booming tide By Bai Yang from People’s Daily The world is now betting that Chinese President Xi Jinping’s ongoing state visit to...

Technology center draws China and Finland closer

The time-honored friendship and frequent high-level visits between China and Finland have given a boost to their in-depth collaboration. Zhongguancun, a technology hub in...

Finland calls for investigation into U.S. missile strike, gas attack in Syria

Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said that both the U.S. missile strike on early Friday and the gas attack on Tuesday should be investigated carefully...
Dutch election

Dutch election blow, but not lethal blow to populism – Laura Parkkinen

While Finnish mainstream parties joined the European leaders expressing relief after the Dutch elections result, an expert on populism warned against drawing wide conclusion...
Dutch politics

Leading Finnish politicians express relief after Dutch election

Most Finnish mainstream parties welcomed the Dutch election result on Thursday, after the center-right People's Party for Freedom and Democracy beat the populist Party...
Banks

Banks in Finland caught of giving bad advice to seniors

The Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority has hit hard four financial enterprises for sloppy advice to customers in old age, media reported on Wednesday. ...
Finland

Finland sets up International gender equality prize

The Finnish government announced on Wednesday that it had founded the International Gender Equality Prize to promote discussion about gender equality in an international...

Finnish politician dismissed for ethnic hatred

The Finns Party, part of Finland's current government coalition, has decided to dismiss Terhi Kiemunki, party chairman of the Tampere branch, mainly for her...
accident or road crash

Two killed in S. Finland road accident

Two people were killed in a severe road accident in southeastern Finland on Monday. The accident took place in north of the...

Helsinki witnesses mass revelry to usher in Finnish centenary

A massive party involving concerts, entertainment, fireworks and street dance kicked off in downtown Helsinki midday Saturday celebrating the year 2017, the centenary year...
Santa Claus Post Office in northern Finland Photo: Peter Dench

Finland’s Christmas charity dinner caters to 2,000 guests

A Christmas Eve charity dinner on Saturday at the Helsinki Fair Center saw nearly 2,000 guests in need, local media reported. While...
football

Finnish football player banned for two years for taking cocaine

The test was taken after a Champions League match against Bayer Leverkusen in Germany on Sept. 14, said Yle. UEFA's Control, Ethics...
ICT

140 hospital staff members fall ill with gastroenteritis in Helsinki

Three of the sufferers have tested positive for Norovirus. The sick have suffered from nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, which are typical symptoms caused by...
United Nations

August 4 world news summary at 0030 GMT

HARARE -- Zimbabwean police on Wednesday fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse hundreds of protesters who marched in the capital Harare to...

July 23 world news summary at 0100 GMT

HELSINKI -- At least two people died and several others were injured following a multi-vehicle collision in Hameelinna, southern Finland, on Friday afternoon, local...
missile

July 9 world news summary at 1530 GMT

MOSCOW -- Russia has decided to expel two U.S. diplomats in Moscow after Washington deported in June two Russian officials, the TASS news agency...
Microsoft

Microsoft’s newest job cuts plans sparks worries in Finland

Anxieties have prevailed in Finland since Microsoft announced its latest plan to dismiss 1,350 employees in the Nordic country two days ago. ...

Surroundings of Commercial Refugee Hubs in Focus At Finland

An investigation done by Finland's largest newspaper Helsingin Sanomat has found out that the experience of an asylum seeker may be hugely different based...
Nokia-Lumia 730 Dual SIM

New Nokia brand Attracts Finnish Media Concerns

In the frame agreement unveiled on Wednesday, the newly founded Helsinki-based company HMD will mainly focus on "brand management" and designing, while Foxconn will...
asylum

Finland investigates asylum seekers

The Finnish authorities are trying to verify the security risks caused by the disappearance of some 2,500 asylum seekers. The figure was...
Ukraine

May 17 world news summary at 0100 GMT

KIEV -- Representatives of the Ukrainian government and independence-seeking militants said on Monday that violence has resumed in eastern Ukraine after a period of...