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Four charged in Talvivaara toxic leak case

Four persons representing the Talvivaara nickel mine were indicted on Monday by the Eastern Finland public prosecutor. The charges levied include criminal negligence in the design and research phase of the nickel mine, as well as negligence in the environmental and water management permit application. Operators in charge of the construction and commission of the gypsum pond that was the source of the leaks and the mine’s waste treatment and disposal are also charged with criminal negligence.

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Inflation in Finland - which prices are up and which are down?

Consumer prices in Finland rose 1.2 percent from August 2013 to August 2014. Inflation was very moderate, even though Finland has one of the fastest inflation rates in Europe. Taxes were behind the most dramatic price rises in the last year, but other prices stayed low due to consumer caution, low interest rates and falling commodity prices. See the graph below to gain an understanding of the various inflation rates in the last recorded year.

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Friday's papers: Stubb's not-so-harmonious quartet, a teary farewell and some heated issues at home and abroad

Many media eyes were on the aftermath of a political reshuffle that saw the Greens Party officially announce their departure from government on Thursday afternoon. However, a few other tidbits also made the headlines, notably Putin's reportedly bellicose comments to a German paper, a Helsingin Sanomat report on unsatisfactory fire brigade response times and Iltalehti's focus on the juicier aspects of a former ice hockey player's memoirs.

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