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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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Homeless, rehabilitees and ex-cons to form world championship football team

Homeless, rehabilitees and ex-cons to form world championship football team

 via Yle

On Saturday the Finnish football championship for people without a permanent residence was organised in Rauma, western Finland. Twelve teams met on the field, and each team was composed of homeless, drug rehabilitees and ex-convicts. A world championship team is also in the works, says coach Timo Salo.

 

Yle survey: Support for government split by gender and income

Yle survey: Support for government split by gender and income

 via Yle

59 percent of Finns polled said they are content with the current Finnish government just a few months into its term. Of those surveyed by market research company Taloustutkimus 34 percent said they were unhappy with the government headed by Prime Minister Juha Sipilä of the Centre Party. "These statistics show that a majority of voters are happy with the policies instated by the current government," Rahkonen says.

 

HS: Iraqi man jailed for planning sister's death

HS: Iraqi man jailed for planning sister's death

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A 20-year-old man from Iraq has been sentenced to 25 months in prison in Helsinki by the District Court after he planned to end his own sister's life. The man reportedly believed his 16-year-old sister was not adhering to Islamic tradition. The sentencing mentions that the accused planned the crime in order to supposedly "restore his family's honour".

 

Car driver killed in head-on crash with coach full of pensioners

Car driver killed in head-on crash with coach full of pensioners

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More details have been emerging of the serious road crash which left a car driver dead and 18 coach passengers injured near the southern Finnish town of Karkkila on Saturday. All the passengers have sustained injuries, though not all were hospitalised, police said. Those with critical injuries were taken to hospital in Helsinki, while less seriously hurt passengers were taken to Lohja hospital, where a major incident was declared.

 

One killed and dozens injured as coach slams head-on into car

One killed and dozens injured as coach slams head-on into car

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At least one person has been killed and around twenty are reported injured in a serious coach crash near the southern Finnish town of Karkkila. At shortly after midday the coach is reported to have crashed head-on with a car on Highway 2 in Uusimaa, close to the town of Karkkila, around 70 kilometres outside the capital.

 

Russian forestry sanctions a "severe blow" to Finland, industry warns

Russian forestry sanctions a "severe blow" to Finland, industry warns

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Finland’s forestry sector would suffer a severe blow should the Russian government decide to introduce trade sanctions on timber, an industry spokesman has said. Jukka Halonen, head of Russian affairs at the Finnish Forest Industries federation, told Yle that a possible embargo on Finnish timber imports would freeze the domestic forestry sector, and he insisted it would also harm Russia’s own industry.

 

Development cooperation deemed increasingly important

Development cooperation deemed increasingly important

 via Yle

The new government has announced a cut of 300 million euros, or more than 40 percent, to the annual development aid budget. According to a new survey, carried out by the pollster Taloustutkimus, around one quarter of people are in favour of cutting appropriations for development cooperation. ...

 

Performers are drunk, the festival's a bust - can you get your money back?

Performers are drunk, the festival's a bust - can you get your money back?

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A ticketholder who attended a concert in Helsinki by rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry in 2013 demanded his money back. Following a review, the Consumer Disputes Board ruled that the concert organizer should return half the price of the concert ticket. In addition to illness, the lack of sobriety ...

 

Russian politicians raise possibility of sanctions against Finland

Russian politicians raise possibility of sanctions against Finland

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Discussion has been held in the lower house of the Russian legislature, the Duma, on the possibility of imposing sanctions against Finland for denying some of its members entry visas to attend a meeting of Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Helsinki July 5-9. According to the Interfax news agency, the chair of the Duma's foreign affairs committee, Alexey Pushkov, said Friday that he does not rule out possible sanctions.

 

Russian Duma condemns Finland's OSCE visa decision: "Equal political dialogue is impossible"

Russian Duma condemns Finland's OSCE visa decision: "Equal political dialogue is impossible"

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The Russian Duma issued a statement Friday condemning Finland's decision to deny an entry visa to lower house Speaker Sergey Naryshkin and five other Russian citizens to participate in a session of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Helsinki scheduled for July 5th through 9th.