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“The latest survey by the Finnish Audit Bureau of Circulations (FABC) indicates that readership of newspapers and magazines on mobile phones has more than tripled within two years. Since early 2011, readership on tablets and e-readers has shot up by nearly 1000 percent. It had by far the biggest …”

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Average time out of work reaches 16 year high

Average time out of work reaches 16 year high

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Unemployment rates have reached an unfortunate milestone. This number has surged, thanks to the failure to find a solution to long term unemployment (those out of work for more than 12 months). For many people, the period spent out of work ends after a few months. In 2013 the median period of unemployment was 16 weeks.

 

Security agency: Finnish Resistance Movement well monitored, has little support

Security agency: Finnish Resistance Movement well monitored, has little support

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Finland's intelligence agency in charge of national security says it carefully monitors the extremist Finnish Resistance Movement group's activities. They say the organisation is not widely supported in Finland, but maintains close contact with its sister organisations in the other Nordic countries, where riots like that which occurred Saturday in Jyvaskyla are much more common.

 

Total objectors - Finland's prisoners of conscience

Total objectors - Finland's prisoners of conscience

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Each year in Finland, there are a small number of so-called 'total objectors' who refuse both compulsory military service and the option of civilian service. At present Finnish law requires that they are serve a prison sentence of six months. The UN Human Rights Committee has repeatedly condemned the Nordic country's policy in this area and Amnesty International considers Finland's jailed conscientious objectors prisoners of conscience.

 

National socialist group riots in Jyvaskyla - dozens arrested

National socialist group riots in Jyvaskyla - dozens arrested

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A public demonstration by the Finnish Resistance Movement (Kansallinen Vastarinta), which described itself as national socialist, ended in fighting on Saturday. Local police say the extreme right group’s protest began peacefully and that approximately 40 people were in attendance. As the event proceeded, however, the protestors began to assault bystanders and aggressively prevent the police that were on hand from performing their duty.

 

Sunny morning attracts thousands to annual beer float

Sunny morning attracts thousands to annual beer float

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The annual beer floating event took place on Saturday and the abnormally sunny weather for summer 2015 enticed thousands to grab an inflatable, something cool to drink, and join in the fun. Organised online since 1997, the route was changed this year to follow the Kerava River from the Vantaa districts of Tikkurila to Tammisto.

 

In pics: Michael Jackson breathes again at URB festival

In pics: Michael Jackson breathes again at URB festival

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Kiasma Theatre's urban arts festival URB will run in Helsinki for over a week, showcasing young artists and their views on contemporary society and urban culture. Mega-star Michael Jackson's lasting street culture legacy is in the limelight as part of the celebrations. Jackson, who died six years ago, comes to life in an experimental reflection on his diverse superstar legacy.

 

In pictures: Michael Jackson breathes again at URB festival

In pictures: Michael Jackson breathes again at URB festival

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Kiasma Theatre's urban arts festival URB will run in Helsinki for over a week, showcasing young artists and their views on contemporary society and urban culture. Mega-star Michael Jackson's lasting street culture legacy is in the limelight as part of the celebrations. Jackson, who died six years ago, comes to life in an experimental reflection on his diverse superstar legacy.

 

Sipila: IMF decision on Greek aid programme doesn't change Finnish line

Sipila: IMF decision on Greek aid programme doesn't change Finnish line

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Prime Minister Juha Sipilä says that at this point Finland does not intend to change its policy on cutting Greek debt, even though the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) current stance is to withhold financial support for a third aid package for Greece. “Nobody in the euro countries was unprepared for this,” said Sipilä.

 

Angry Birds 2 nears 5 million downloads

Angry Birds 2 nears 5 million downloads

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Media and gaming outlets reported early Friday that the follow-up game in the wildly popular Angry Birds franchise had registered one million downloads just 12 hours after it was launched Thursday. Gaming industry analyst Tero Kuittinen pointed out however that the numbers so far are roughly ...

 

Finn makes Facebook appeal for stem cell donor

Finn makes Facebook appeal for stem cell donor

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Laihia resident Juha Tapiola has turned to the social networking site Facebook to launch an appeal for a stem cell donor for his partner Henni Jalonen. Jalonen gave birth to the couple's son Joona while receiving treatment for lymphoblastic leukemia two years ago. With the cancer back again, Tapiola is hoping to find a suitable stem cell donor to help with the treatment.