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Kaksi poliisia työvaatteissa.

Five far-right terror suspects remanded into custody

Southwest Finland police arrested the suspects on Thursday evening.

Teollisuusliiton puheenjohtaja Riku Aalto tiedotustilaisuudessa Helsingissä.

Industrial Union calls overtime ban

The ban will come into effect from Saturday and will last for 16 days

Nainen kävelyttää koiraa lumisessa maisemassa Ivalossa 26. marraskuuta.

Temperatures headed toward -40C in Lapland

The biting cold could impact Independence Day celebrations on Monday

Mauri Peltokangas käräjäoikeudessa.

Finns Party MP on trial for incitement charges, faces heavy fines

The case involves Facebook posts from May 2020, which targeted immigrants and asylum seekers

Lastenvaatteita roikuu aidalla.

Daycare centres in Vantaa facing acute staff shortage

Covid-19 and the seasonal flu have led to a large number of employee absences

Sairaanhoitaja antaa rokotteen Jätkäsaaressa.

Vaccine specialist defends THL's decision to limit booster jabs

The National Advisory Committee on Vaccines is expected to discuss offering the third dose of the vaccine to those under 60 on Wednesday.

Talon kuva.

Court of Appeal reduces sentences in paedophile ring case

The defendants were charged with sexually abusing two children in 2007.

Rakennuksia Helsingin Punavuoressa.

Finnish economy sees strong growth during October as property prices rise

The cities of Helsinki and Tampere have seen the highest increase in property prices this year.

Sairaanhoitaja Antti Laitinen antaa rokotteen Jätkäsaaressa.

Tuesday's Papers: Government discussions, slow vaccination rate and breast cancer breakthrough

The government will meet on Tuesday to discuss new measures to tackle the worsening Covid-19 situation

Presidentin linna linnanjuhlien aikaan.

President cancels Independence Day gala, cites worsening Covid situation

This year's event had been intended to honour Finland's healthcare professionals.

Jäässä oleva Pulmankijärvi.

Lapland village registers coldest November temperature since 2010

The mercury dropped to -32.2℃ in Utsjoki on Wednesday.

Perttu Nousiainen.

Thursday's papers: Missing criminal returns, anti-vaxx financial report and exhausted principals

Financial group Nordea has launched an internal investigation into a controversial investment analysis that was accused of blatantly promoting anti-vaccine views.

IGEP-tasa-arvopalkinnon 2021 saajat Fidan Ataselim (vas.) ja Gülsüm Önal (oik.)

Turkish NGO wins Finland's gender equality prize

Representatives from We Will Stop Femicide accepted the 300,000-euro prize in Tampere on Monday.

Lumisade metsässä.

First snow arrives in Southern Finland

Southern Finland caught its first glimpse of snowfall on Monday, with more expected for Tuesday

Två sjukskötare fotograferade bakifrån i en sjukhuskorridor.

Tuesday's papers: Hospital burden, Finland's "hellish" fur farms and an employment uptick

On Tuesday morning, media covered the challenges faced by Finland's hospitals and an exposé on the cruel conditions in fur farms

Itsenäisyyspäivän viettoa Tampereella.

Finnish military announces Independence Day parade

Last year's parade was cancelled due to the coronavirus situation

Tuulivoimalaitoksia metsässä.

Construction begins on Finland's largest wind farm

The 455.4 MW-wind farm is expected to begin operations in 2025

Wojciech Maliszewski

IMF praises Finland's handling of Covid crisis, recommends return to state spending framework

Finland's state budget got the thumbs up from the international delegation.

Miehen kädet kirjoittaa kannettavalla tietokoneella.

Finns lose record €33m to online scammers in 2021

While scammers often target elderly people, young adults have also fallen victim.

Jyrki Kasvi

Green party leaders mourn loss of former MP Jyrki Kasvi

Kasvi served for years as an MP and was also well known for his pioneering work on information society and digital policies.

Tyhjä potilaspaikka sairaalan teho-osastolla.

Wednesday's papers: Overloaded ICU transfers, Finnish paper helps convict US Capitol rioter and municipalities seek Covid compensation

Finnish media highlighted the challenges faced by the HUS district, which has limited capacity for ICU patients

Nainen makaa lattialla tyynyjen varassa lukien pokkaria.

New strategy aims at closing childhood literacy gap in Finland

The goal is to make Finland's population the most media literate in the world by 2030.

Riikka Purra puhuu mikrofoniin, ympärillä opposition edustajia.

Opposition parties call for heightened preparedness at the border

Among other assurances, the opposition wants to make sure Finland can suspend the processing of asylum applications under certain circumstances.

Pääsykoevalvoja ja pyrkijoitä Dipolin ulkopuolella Otaniemessä.

University entrance exams to be digitised and more streamlined

Finnish universities have agreed on a major overhaul of national entrance examinations.

Liikennettä Sörnäisten rantatiellä Helsingissä tiistaiaamuna 19. lokakuuta 2021.

Decision on Helsinki tunnel project postponed

The 1.6km tunnel planned for the Sörnäinen district has become a contentious political issue.

Potilas ja hoitaja.

Tuesday's papers: Unvaccinated most at risk, trans law reforms, and a poll suggests Russians just love Finland

Morning papers report that rising coronavirus infection rates for the unvaccinated includes a surge among young children.

Ett öppet kontorslandskap.

Changing gears – Four points to consider when returning to the office

Less telecommuting and more in-office work may require relearning some very basic lessons and developing new routines.

Siirtolaiset Valko-Venäjän ja Puolan rajalla, Valko-Venäjän puolella rajaa maanantaina

EU agrees to new sanctions on Belarus — Minister Haavisto calls for increased pressure

There are an estimated 4,000 migrants at the country's border with Poland. Finnish foreign minister Pekka Haavisto (Green) said that pressure on Belarus needs to increase.

Mehiläinen-teksti viherseinässä.

Finnish health care firm Mehiläinen enters German market with acquisition

The company said it aims to expand its operations "through new acquisitions and organic growth."

Sähkölinjoja menossa Yllikkälän sähköasemalle.

Inflation exceeds 3% for first time in nearly a decade

The price index was pushed up by costlier energy and home repairs.

kannabiskasvi turun viljelmillä 2019

Police drug sweep nets hundreds of suspected crimes, 85 wanted individuals

During the nationwide operation, police found amphetamines, cocaine, ecstasy and cannabis in various forms, but no fentanyl or heroin.

Vihreiden kansanedustaja Emma Kari A-studiossa

Incoming Finnish environment minister on Glasgow climate deal: "Something, but not enough"

Greens MP Emma Kari, who takes over as environment minister this week, said that while climate conferences often end in disappointment, progress was still made.

Tarjoilija tarkistaa asiakkaan koronapassia One Pint Pubin baaritiskillä Ruoholahdessa, Helsingissä.

Monday's papers: Push to ban workplace Covid passports, language barriers, lost in the woods

Ilta-Sanomat reports that a citizens' initiative to ban the introduction of Covid passports in the workplace will be taken up by Finnish lawmakers.

Ympäristöministeri Krista Mikkonen.

Climate Minister highlights financial support for climate loss

Krista Mikkonen (Green) said rich countries should do more to help nations coping with the effects of climate change.

Lääkäri ja potilas

Can Sote reform improve foreigners' experience of Finland's social and healthcare system?

Our audience had many ideas for improving the system as Finland heads into a healthcare vote.

Abiturientti Amy Sova (vas).

Schools start later to prioritise teen sleep

Three Finnish cities have abandoned 8am school mornings to help adolescents get more sleep.

Rajavartijat ja koira partioimassa Suomen ja Venäjän raja-alueella.

"No sense in building a fence," border official says

Finland is party to international agreements ratified to ensure the humane treatment of migrants.

Ulkoministeri Pekka Haavisto.

FM: Finnish-speakers rumoured to be involved in human smuggling on Belarusian border

Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto told Yle there were reports of Finnish-speaking traffickers in Belarusian border areas.

 Asperger-diagnoosin saanut Anne istuu puiston penkilllä.

Asperger's in women significantly under-diagnosed

The past 20 years have seen a seven-fold increase in cases of the autism spectrum disorder diagnosed in girls and women in Finland.

Elokapina osoittaa parhaillaan mieltään Pohjoisesplanadilla ja Etelärannassa.

Police detain activists following climate protest outside Helsinki City Hall

The protest was timed to coincide with the final day of the COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, the Elokapina climate action group said.

Sateenkaaren värinen sateenvarjo.

Citizens' initiative calling for trans law reform moves to parliamentary committee

The citizens' initiative coincides with a government proposal to amend the same laws.

Kurdiperhe metsässä Puolan puolella rajaa.

Finland considers new asylum rules amid Poland-Belarus migrant crisis

Some 30 migrants have arrived in Finland as a result of a crisis the EU says was orchestrated by Belarus.

Nainen istuu toimistossa tietokoneen äärellä.

Union calls for salary transparency to tackle Finland's gender pay gap

Women in Finland earn on average about 16 percent less than men.

Talvinen maisemakuva pyhätunturilta.

Friday's papers: Third shots, snow arriving and micro living

Domestic media outlets explore Covid boosters, snowstorms in November and space savers for remote workers.

Eduskuntasali lehteriltä kuvattuna.

Opposition challenges government again over Polish border crisis response

Opposition parties have called on the government to update Finnish legislation to prepare for a possible border situation such as that faced by Poland.

Lähikuvassa Gentiloni, taustalla Dombrovskis

European Commission upgrades forecast for Finnish economy

According to the Commission, economic activity in Finland recovered to pre-pandemic levels in the middle of this year.

Kentucky Fried Chicken's launch in Finland was disrupted on Thursday

Vegan "chicken lover" protests KFC launch in Finland

The launch of Finland's first Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet did not go as planned. 

Couriers from delivery firm Wolt ride scooters along Aleksanterinkatu in Helsinki, featuring the All Points North podcast logo.

APN podcast: A Wolt from the blue

The All Points North podcast considers what to take away from one of the biggest deals in Finnish business history.

Vasemmistoliiton kansanedustaja Suldaan Said Ahmed istumassa omalla paikallaan eduskunnan istuntosalissa.

First Somali-background MP sent noose in the mail

Suldaan Said Ahmed said that this was one of many incidences of racist abuse during his political career.

De nomineradet ill Finlandia-priset år 2021: Jukka Viikilä, Matias Riikonen, Marjo Niemi, Rosa Liksom och Joel Elstelä.

Finlandia literary prize shortlist unveiled, half of candidates are previous winners

Winners and nominees for the nation's top literary award are virtually guaranteed brisk sales in the run-up to Christmas.

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