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How Finland became a Nordic Covid-19 success story
A Covid roadblock in Finland
In Brief

How Finland became a Nordic Covid-19 success story

Finns have kept the worst of the pandemic at bay despite enacting a shorter lockdown than many other countries
18 Nov 2020
Russia insists no nuclear plant leak as radiation spikes
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In Depth

Russia insists no nuclear plant leak as radiation spikes

Authorities insists no leakages or faults detected following rise in radioactivity levels across northern Europe
29 Jun 2020
Lapland of luxury: where the extraordinary happens every day
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In Review

Lapland of luxury: where the extraordinary happens every day

Finnair’s daily direct flight from London to Ivalo means the ultimate winter wonderland is now on your doorstep
21 Jan 2020
Sanna Marin: who is world’s youngest serving prime minister?
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In Brief

Sanna Marin: who is world’s youngest serving prime minister?

The new Finnish leader was raised in ‘rainbow family’
9 Dec 2019
Hotel St. George, Helsinki: northern grandeur by design
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In Review

Hotel St. George, Helsinki: northern grandeur by design

19 Nov 2019
Santa Claus Village: the home of Christmas
Santa riding in a sleigh in Finland
In Brief

Santa Claus Village: the home of Christmas

Lapland is the ultimate pilgrimage site for fans of Father Christmas
21 Dec 2018
Donald Trump’s wildest claims about foreign countries
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Donald Trump’s wildest claims about foreign countries

Finns baffled by US president’s assertion that they spend their time raking and cleaning forests
19 Nov 2018

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Why Finland won’t let go of the swastika
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Why Finland won’t let go of the swastika

The symbol is still proudly displaced by the Finnish military, despite its Nazi associations
17 Sep 2018
Finland turns away from universal basic income
Finland has higher unemployment levels than other Scandinavian countries
In Brief

Finland turns away from universal basic income

Government will not expand scheme that gives unconditional monthly payments instead of means-tested benefits
24 Apr 2018
Aurora hunters: on the trail of the Northern Lights
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In Review

Aurora hunters: on the trail of the Northern Lights

You may travel north in search of the Northern Lights, but this is no guarantee that you will actually see them
9 Feb 2018
Finland celebrates 100 years of independence: ten fast facts
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In Brief

Finland celebrates 100 years of independence: ten fast facts

Buildings around the world will be lit up to celebrate the Northern European nation’s anniversary
6 Dec 2017
A guide to Saariselka
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In Review

A guide to Saariselka

Combine the Northern Lights with skiing and strange eats in Finnish Lapland
3 Nov 2017
Finland’s baby shortage threatens welfare state
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In Brief

Finland’s baby shortage threatens welfare state

Birth rate at lowest level in nearly 150 years, well below the European average
20 Sep 2017
The world's most beautiful 'star beds'
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In Review

The world's most beautiful 'star beds'

From African deserts to the Arctic wilderness, the best places to sleep under the stars
3 Jul 2017
Hardline nationalists pushed out of Finnish government
Juha Sipila
In Brief

Hardline nationalists pushed out of Finnish government

True Finns party splits following election of anti-immigration hardliner Jussi Halla-aho as leader
14 Jun 2017
Must-see Finland: A year of centenary celebrations
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In Depth

Must-see Finland: A year of centenary celebrations

Finland marks 100 years of independence with exhibitions and commemorative events that put the country firmly under the spotlight
16 Jan 2017
Finland to trial basic income for the unemployed
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In Brief

Finland to trial basic income for the unemployed

Two-year experiment will see out-of-work Finns receive €560 each month – even if they find a job
3 Jan 2017
McLaren on Ice: The ultimate petrolhead winter break?
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In Brief

McLaren on Ice: The ultimate petrolhead winter break?

Enjoy the ultimate three-day New Year treat with a 562bhp supercar holiday in Lapland
19 Oct 2016
The top ten countries with the most Mensa geniuses
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In Brief

The top ten countries with the most Mensa geniuses

Scandinavia cleans up in ranking of nations with highest recorded IQ per capita
7 Sep 2016
See the world's most impressive natural phenomena in style
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In Depth

See the world's most impressive natural phenomena in style

Enjoy all that Mother Nature has to offer with these once-in-a-lifetime experiences
2 Sep 2016
School for disobedience set to open in Finland
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In Brief

School for disobedience set to open in Finland

Artist Jani Leinonen will run a series of lectures and workshops teaching young people how to be activists
13 Aug 2015
Eurovision 2015: running order and the acts to watch
Eurovision Song Contest
In Brief

Eurovision 2015: running order and the acts to watch

Full Eurovision 2015 running order announced as Sweden sails through to finals while Ireland crashes out
22 May 2015
Tension in the Baltics: is Russia going too far?
Putin heads off to watch military exercises
In Depth

Tension in the Baltics: is Russia going too far?

As the Finnish navy fires warning shots at suspected Russian submarine, Putin's neighbours appear to be banding together for protection
30 Apr 2015
Finland schools replace subjects with 'topics'
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In Depth

Finland schools replace subjects with 'topics'

Finnish schools to get rid of maths and geography in education shake-up designed to prepare children for the future
24 Mar 2015
FINLAND: millionaire fined 54,000 euros for speeding
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In Brief

FINLAND: millionaire fined 54,000 euros for speeding

'Finland is impossible to live in for rich people,' says multimillionaire now considering moving abroad
4 Mar 2015
EUROVISION: Why Finnish punk is in the hot seat
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In Brief

EUROVISION: Why Finnish punk is in the hot seat

Punk band with learning difficulties who sing about their hatred of chores becomes surprise favourite for Eurovision 2015
2 Mar 2015
Lipnitskaia fall breaks Russian hearts after ice hockey exit
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In Depth

Lipnitskaia fall breaks Russian hearts after ice hockey exit

Gravity and Finland get the better of Russian medal hopefuls as Putin's dreams go up in smoke
20 Feb 2014
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