Finland buries a President on Thursday for the first time in thirty years, and Helsinki is getting set for the occasion. Police expect huge crowds for Mauno Koivisto's funeral, and have closed streets across the city centre in preparation.
Again on Wednesday, developments in the UK in the wake of the Manchester attack were high on the agenda of the Finnish newspaper press. However, there was plenty of room for items including evergreens such as alcohol policy and this summer's planned archeological digs.
A nurse who worked at a geriatric psychiatric hospital in Kupitaa, Turku was sentenced to 40 day fines - some 560 euros - for assaulting a patient more than one year ago.
Finnish communications giant Nokia and US tech behemoth Apple announced on Tuesday that they have settled all of their litigation and signed a patent license and a business cooperation agreement. The announcement saw Nokia Corporation's share price rise by more than 6.7 percent by 1:15 pm Finnish time on Tuesday.
Helsinki police are on standby to intervene in the event that fans of rival Helsinki football clubs clash in Tuesday afternoon’s opening fixture of the annual local "Stadin derby" tournament. Officials had previously mandated that the games be played on weekdays in a bid to shut down hooliganism.