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A RECENT EU-WIDE SURVEY conducted by Eurostat has revealed that people in Finland enjoy the highest levels of life satisfaction in Europe. The poll asked tens of thousands of Europeans about their wellbeing, with Finland being the most content, followed by Austria, Denmark, and Poland.
A RARE WHITE MOOSE THAT GARNERED NATIONAL HEADLINES THIS YEAR has been shot and killed by a hunting club in Parkano, in Pirkanmaa. A member of the hunting club that shot the moose, which was known locally as the Parkano White Deer, boasted of the kill on Instagramwith the caption "the white king has fallen".
MEMBERS OF NUMEROUS FAR-RIGHT GROUPS clashed with police and pro-EU demonstrators in central London on Saturday, following a week of Brexit drama which has seen the British parliament move to wrest control of the process from Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
THE FINAL SIX DESIGNS FOR A SPRAWLING NEW OFFICE COMPLEX in the heart of Helsink'si Katajanokka Harbour have been announced. Once completed in 2023, the carbon-neutral building will house the global headquarters of the Finnish paper giant Stora Enso.
THE LATEST WEATHER FORECASTS FROM THE FMI have shown that tomorrow could well be the hottest day recorded in June in Finland's history, with temperatures in the Central and Southern parts of the country expected to exceed 33 degrees Celsius.
AURINKOMATKAT, FINLAND'S LARGEST TRAVEL AGENCY, HAS CANCELLED ALL AUGUST TRIPS to Spain, Croatia, and Turkey, following a spike in new coronavirus cases in those countries that have led the company to believe that they are no longer 'safe' destinations for Finnish travelers.
THE FINNISH ARMY is currently simulating chemical weapon attacks as part of a training exercise in Säkylä. The Pori Brigade conscripts are learning how to handle mustard and sarin gas, among other weapons currently prohibited by the Chemical Weapons Convention.
NATIONAL COALITION MP WILLE RYDMAN IS BEING INVESTIGATED by the Lapland Border Guard after a social media post in which he claimed to have entered Sweden illegally during a hiking trip caused widespread ire.
A VESSEL flying a German flag was intercepted by the Finnish coastguard off the coast of Utö island today for apparently disturbing the wreckage site of the MS Estonia, a former Viking Line ferry which sank in 1994, killing 852 civilians, including 10 Finns.
THE EMBASSY OF FINLAND IN WASHINGTON, D.C., and various members of the Government have issued statements rebuking claims that PM Sanna Marin had made a certain disparaging comment about the Trump Administration.
THE EMBASSY OF FINLAND IN BEIRUT HAS REPORTEDLY BEEN 'COMPLETELY DESTROYED' following a massive explosion that rocked the Lebanese capital yesterday. One Finnish national is also reported to have been injured in the blast.
FINLAND'S INTERIOR MINISTRY has agreed to settle 175 asylum seekers currently living in makeshift camps in Greece, Italy, Cyprus, and Greece, with "particularly vulnerable" people from unsafe countries receiving priority treatment.
THE FINNISH METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE has stated that today will be the last day of summer weather, at least in Southern Finland. Following several weeks of unseasonably warm late summer weather, the sunny spells are due to end this week.
FINNISH POLICE AUTHORITIES have issued warnings over an alarming increase in scams across the country that are designed to take advantage of people's fears over the COVID-19 virus. Evidence has suggested that older people are at particular risk of being targeted by con-artists.
FINNISH CUSTOMS POLICE HAVE REPORTED SEIZING A RECORD NUMBER of illicit and often counterfeit nicotine products this spring, largely consisting of snus products that contain "excessive" levels of nicotine.
TOP RESEARCHERS AT AALTO UNIVERSITY, VTT, THE UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI, AND THE FINNISH METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE have joined forces to conduct joint research into the airborne origins of the Covid-19 virus, in the hopes of determining the best ways to reduce its spread.
A FINNISH-AUSTRALIAN MINING COMPANY, Latitude 66 Cobalt, has applied to conduct cobalt mining operations in a territory spanning 5700 square kilometres in northeastern Finland. The company aims to secure exclusive extraction rights to an area that covers Lapland, Kainnu, and Koillismaa.
AUTHORITIES IN THE AUTONOMOUS REGION of the Åland Islands have confirmed the first coronavirus cases in the area, with two people so far testing positive for the Covid-19 virus that has spawned over 500 confirmed cases on the Finnish mainland. Meanwhile, THL have confirmed the first death from the virus in Finland.
HELSINKI'S ANNUAL FLOW FESTIVAL HAS BEEN CANCELLED, with organisers postponing the event until 2021, citing concerns over the spread of the coronavirus. The high-profile music and arts event is one of several to be cancelled as a result of the pandemic.
THE FINNISH METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE is predicted a dramatic upswing in temperature in Southern Finland this week that could see the mercury surpass 17 degrees Celsius. The forecast comes following a week that saw blizzards amid some of the coldest April temperatures on record.
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