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News Finland: 2 Russian aircraft suspected of violating Finland's airspace

Published on: Tuesday 28 July 2020
2 Russian aircraft suspected of violating Finland's airspace
News source: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/russian-aircraft-suspected-violating-finlands-airspace-72032660

Finland’s defense ministry says two Russian military aircraft are suspected of having violated the Nordic nation’s airspace over the Gulf of Finland, close to Helsinki, the capital

News Finland: Finland's Teemu Niukkanen to be Featured in Florida Film Festival

Published on: Thursday 23 July 2020
Finland's Teemu Niukkanen to be Featured in Florida Film Festival
News source: https://www.broadwayworld.com/finland/article/Finlands-Teemu-Niukkanen-to-be-Featured-in-Florida-Film-Festival-20200723

Finland's Teemu Niukkanen will be featured at The Florida Film Festival in August, according to The Bungalower.

News Finland: Eight Artists on the Influence of Tom of Finland

Published on: Thursday 23 July 2020
Eight Artists on the Influence of Tom of Finland
News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/23/t-magazine/tom-of-finland.html

Touko Valio Laaksonen, who would have been 100 this year, transformed depictions of queer eroticism in art through his hyper-real, hypermasculine style.

News Finland: Finland's national word 'sisu' conjures new meanings for tough times

Published on: Wednesday 22 July 2020
Finland's national word 'sisu' conjures new meanings for tough times
News source: https://www.pri.org/stories/2020-07-22/finlands-national-word-sisu-conjures-new-meanings-tough-times

In a country of 5.5 million, Finland has had just over 320 deaths from the coronavirus. So far, they’ve succeeded in containing the disease. And they’re not making a big deal about it. By some measures, this might be quintessential sisu. 

News Finland: Boys magnet fishing in Finland lake find rusty hand grenade

Published on: Thursday 02 July 2020
Boys magnet fishing in Finland lake find rusty hand grenade
News source: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2020/07/02/Boys-magnet-fishing-in-Finland-lake-find-rusty-hand-grenade/1481593713663/

Two boys magnet fishing in a southern Finland lake reeled in something entirely unexpected: a rusty old hand grenade.

News Finland: Trump didn't know Britain was a nuclear power and inquired whether Finland was part of Russia, according to John Bolton's bombshell memoir

Published on: Wednesday 17 June 2020
Trump didn't know Britain was a nuclear power and inquired whether Finland was part of Russia, according to John Bolton's bombshell memoir
News source: https://www.businessinsider.com/bolton-book-trump-asked-if-finland-part-of-russia-nyt-2020-6

National security adviser John Bolton paints a damaging and unflattering picture of Trump in his new book, according to The New York Times.

News Finland: Finland withdraws emergency powers act as virus spread slows

Published on: Sunday 14 June 2020
Finland withdraws emergency powers act as virus spread slows
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/finland-withdraws-emergency-powers-act-112829074.html

Finland is withdrawing the emergency powers act that parliament adopted in March to tackle the coronavirus as the infection rate has slowed and exceptional measures are no longer needed, the prime minister said on Monday. Sanna Marin said there were no longer legal grounds for the government to keep

News Finland: Cheers in Finland, Norway and Netherlands as bars reopen

Published on: Monday 01 June 2020
Cheers in Finland, Norway and Netherlands as bars reopen
News source: https://sports.yahoo.com/cheers-finland-norway-netherlands-bars-reopen-155836525.html?src=rss

Merrymakers in Finland, Norway and the Netherlands quenched their thirst as bars reopened Monday following long closures over coronavirus, though with new distancing guidelines and shorter hours in place. Although the sun was not shining in Helsinki, small groups of drinkers and diners gathered around

News Finland: Finland in pain as border closure blocks Russian tourists

Published on: Monday 01 June 2020
Finland in pain as border closure blocks Russian tourists
News source: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jun/1/finland-in-pain-as-border-closure-blocks-russian-t/

Finns in the Nordic nation’s eastern border region say they haven’t seen anything like this since the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union.

News Finland: Famously Happy Finland Is Revealing Its Secrets to the World

Published on: Wednesday 20 May 2020
Famously Happy Finland Is Revealing Its Secrets to the World
News source: https://www.adweek.com/retail/famously-happy-finland-is-revealing-its-secrets-to-the-world/

In a new campaign, the famously happy Nordic nation is sharing its secrets with the world, all while reminding travelers that when the world is safer, Finland has the room to roam. Titled “Rent a Finn ...

News Finland: NHL postpones 2020-21 trips to Czech Republic, Switzerland, Germany and Finland, affecting four teams

Published on: Friday 08 May 2020
NHL postpones 2020-21 trips to Czech Republic, Switzerland, Germany and Finland, affecting four teams
News source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nhl/2020/05/08/coronavirus-nhl-postpones-overseas-games-predators-bruins-avalanche-blue-jackets/3098372001/

Nashville Predators, Boston Bruins, Columbus Blue Jackets and Colorado Avalanche won't play overseas in 2020-21 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

News Finland: Finland Needs Painful Spending Cuts After Corona Crisis: Economists

Published on: Friday 08 May 2020
Finland Needs Painful Spending Cuts After Corona Crisis: Economists
News source: https://www.ibtimes.com/finland-needs-painful-spending-cuts-after-corona-crisis-economists-2972908

"The corona crisis will impoverish Finland and significantly weaken the balance of Finnish public finances in the medium term," the authors, led by professor Vesa Vihriala, said in a statement. The ...

News Finland: The final results are in: Finland's basic-income trial found people were happier, but weren't more likely to get jobs

Published on: Wednesday 06 May 2020
The final results are in: Finland's basic-income trial found people were happier, but weren't more likely to get jobs
News source: https://www.businessinsider.com/finlands-basic-income-trial-people-happier-jobs-coronavirus-spain-2020-5

Basic income has gained renewed interest during the pandemic with millions people out of work and national economies thrown into tailspins.

News Finland: Mubi Expands Territories On Pablo Larrain’s ‘Ema’ With Deal For Sweden, Norway & Finland

Published on: Wednesday 08 April 2020
Mubi Expands Territories On Pablo Larrain’s ‘Ema’ With Deal For Sweden, Norway & Finland
News source: https://deadline.com/2020/04/mubi-pablo-larrain-ema-sweden-norway-finland-1202904508/

Following news last week that Mubi is opting to release Pablo Larrain’s latest movie Ema directly online due to cinema closures in the UK, Ireland and India, we can reveal that the ...

News Finland: Finland to begin randomised coronavirus antibody testing

Published on: Monday 06 April 2020
Finland to begin randomised coronavirus antibody testing
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/finland-begin-randomised-coronavirus-antibody-113110224.html

Finland will start tracking the spread of the new coronavirus in its population with randomised antibody tests, its public health authority said on Tuesday. The main hospitals will mail invitation letters to randomly chosen citizens of all ages to be tested for the antibodies which patients suffering

News Finland: Climate summit in Glasgow postponed to 2021 due to coronavirus -Finland

Published on: Wednesday 01 April 2020
Climate summit in Glasgow postponed to 2021 due to coronavirus -Finland
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/climate-summit-glasgow-postponed-2021-194133602.html

A climate summit that had been due to take place in Glasgow in November has been postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus outbreak, Finland said on Wednesday. "Glasgow's COP26 climate conference will move from November to next year due to the global coronavirus situation," said a statement

News Finland: I’m Trapped In A Russian Airport And The US Embassy Told Me My Best Chance To Get Home Is To Flee To Finland

Published on: Wednesday 01 April 2020
I’m Trapped In A Russian Airport And The US Embassy Told Me My Best Chance To Get Home Is To Flee To Finland
News source: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/christopherm51/coronavirus-american-trapped-in-russia

Trenton Thurber told BuzzFeed News that he has asthma, his funds are dwindling, and he feels like “there’s no way to get out” of an airport in Moscow as the coronavirus crisis deepens.

News Finland: Finland is again world's happiest country: UN

Published on: Thursday 19 March 2020
Finland is again world's happiest country: UN
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/finland-again-worlds-happiest-country-un-104939038.html

Good cheer may feel in short supply as the world reels under a global pandemic, but experts at the United Nations on Friday declared Finland to be the world's happiest nation for the third year running. Researchers for the World Happiness Report asked people in 156 countries to evaluate their own