In just a few moments of bloody violence on an August Friday afternoon in Turku, Hassan Zubier's life changed forever. The Swedish national has been hailed as a hero for helping one victim and protecting others from injury in a deadly knife attack that rocked the city -- and the country. Zubier did not escape the harrowing incident without injury - he may never walk on his own again.
The head of Helsinki City Transport (HKL) expects the long-delayed handover of the western Metro extension this week, with the public opening "a bit more than two weeks" later.
Finland is establishing a new economics research and graduate educational institute in Helsinki. Work will begin immediately to set up the new school, Prime Minister Juha Sipilä said at a press conference on Tuesday morning.
The Northern Karelia District Court remanded a man in custody on child sexual abuse charges on Monday. The Iraqi-background man had been detained by German authorities after fleeing Finland and sent back to face trial.
The absence of conductors on some commuter trains has posed challenges for passengers who are not sure whom to contact for help in emergencies. One man who took ill on such a train was saved by resourceful passengers who took matters into their own hands.