A court in southwest Finland has remanded into custody a pair of nursing professionals on suspicion of murder as well as well as several counts of embezzlement. Police are now investigating whether other the duo misappropriated property from other elderly residents of the couple's Salo care home.
A new Yle political barometer puts the opposition Centre Party ahead of its rivals with nearly 26 percent voter support. The Greens have also seen their backing increase with the party's departure from the ranks of government.
A straw poll of prominent MPs has uncovered widespread criticism of the size of the six-party coalition which emerged after the last election, with many believing decision-making has been too sluggish.
Ministers have called for an enquiry to determine whether civil servants with dual citizenship pose a threat to national security. The matter was discussed by the cabinet’s foreign and security policy committee Thursday.
Finnish air force jets were scrambled along with NATO aircraft to investigate Russian bombers and fighter jets detected over European seas earlier this week. NATO revealed that Finnish jets had flown sorties Tuesday to intercept and identify Russian aircraft, amid a clearly higher level of activity by the Russian air force in European skies.