• Majority of Finland's new coronavirus infections reported outside of Uusimaa for the first time

    A commuter wearing a mask surveys public transport safety instructions in Helsinki (Image: Lehtikuva)

    FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC HIT FINLAND, the number of new confirmed cases is higher in the rest of the country that it is in Uusimaa, a drastic departure from Finland's COVID-19 experience that has previously seen the vas majority of cases confined to the capital region. 

  • President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö’s New Year’s Speech on 1 January 2019

    My fellow citizens,

    Late this autumn, the memorial flame was burning beneath the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. A hundred years had passed since the end of World War I. World leaders joined in silence to commemorate the making of peace that ended a European war.

    Less than a month later, in the vicinity of the Arc de Triomphe, cars were burning. At the same time, yellow-vested people were on the streets, telling that things were not right for them. Under the Arc de Triomphe, the ostensible unanimity and reconciliation with the past changed into a fierce battle over the life today.

  • Today in pictures: snow in Los Angeles, monkeys in New Delhi, and smog in Islamabad

    Snow blankets the Angeles National Forest just south of Los Angeles, California (Image: Lehtikuva)

    IN TODAY'S BEST PHOTOS FROM AROUND THE WORLD, we lead with a photo from an unusually cold Los Angeles, where a rare winter storm has brought snow and ice to the usually warm city. In addition, we have urban monkeys in New Delhi, smog in Islamabad, and a plane crash in Kazakhstan.