The Finnish news year saw a range of stories from migration to violent crime to technological innovation. Our most-read story this year was a run-through of the Helsinki public transport authority’s pilot of driverless vehicles. The buses aren't yet in use, so there may be more to come on this one in 2017!
Also popular was a story about Finland's "First Dog". A dog is a man's best friend, goes the saying, and that applies to the president, too. When Sauli Niinistö received a gift hamper of Christmas products, he brought boisterous Lennu along too — and he won the hearts of the nation.
Darker stories also attracted readers. In July five members of Cuba's volleyball team were detained by police after a gang rape at a hotel in Tampere, making headlines across the world. They were later convicted and jailed for the crime.
Soldiers of Odin burst onto the scene in the last 18 months with their far-right linked anti immigration street patrols. The group aroused strong opposition, and one woman trademarked their name for anti-racist purposes — bringing plaudits and brickbats online.
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