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Nord Stream 2 applies for Finnish building permit to build gas pipeline  - Europe News
Nord Stream 2 applies for Finnish building permit to build gas pipeline 28 minutes ago
The pipeline has received mixed responses from countries around the Baltic Sea. The Baltic countries and Poland oppose it, Danes want to forbid it in Danish waters, and Sweden sees it as a security policy matter.
Sipilä and Macron meet, jobs, competitiveness pact and EU on the table - Europe News
Sipilä and Macron meet, jobs, competitiveness pact and EU on the table 1 hour ago
Finland’s competitiveness pact was sure to interest Macron, as the President had just hours prior to meeting Sipilä signed a labour law reform.
Laura Huhtasaari named Finns Party presidential candidate  - Europe News
Laura Huhtasaari named Finns Party presidential candidate 5 hours ago
Evolution denialist Huhtasaari has been touted as the “embodiment of the Finns Party” by Chairman Jussi Halla-aho.
Writing comedy in the President Trump era - Europe News
Writing comedy in the President Trump era 6 hours ago
David Litt, a former President Obama speechwriter, is now lending his political insider writing chops to "Funny or Die."
Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar named as Best FIFA player finalists - Europe News
Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar named as Best FIFA player finalists 16 hours ago
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar were Friday named as the finalists for the Best FIFA Mens Player award. Ronaldo, who is aiming to claim the honor for the second year running, played a key role...
May proposes 2-year
May proposes 2-year "implementation period" after Brexit 17 hours ago
In a speech in Italys Florence on Friday, British Prime Minister Theresa May proposed a two-year "period of implementation" after Britain leaves the European Union. Britain will officially no longer be a part of the EU...
Body formed to find out indoor air problem solution - Europe News
Body formed to find out indoor air problem solution 17 hours ago
Prime Minister Juha Sipilä on Friday appointed a project group to prepare an action plan entitled The decade of healthy indoor environments and a proposal for the organisation of its implementation. The objective is to promote...
Norden paying more attention to Chinese customers - Europe News
Norden paying more attention to Chinese customers 18 hours ago
Alipay, a popular online and mobile payment platform in China, has established closer cooperation with a number of Nordic governmental institutes this week. The fact signaled increasing attention by the region to the Chinese customers,...
Obama-era school sexual assault policies rescinded - Europe News
Obama-era school sexual assault policies rescinded 18 hours ago
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday released interim guidance on how colleges should handle sexual assaults on campuses, replacing relevant policies introduced by the Barack Obama administration. Under the Obama era, the U.S. Education Departm
Russia denies involvement in Facebook ads scandal - Europe News
Russia denies involvement in Facebook ads scandal 18 hours ago
Russia has no links to the political advertisements on Facebook that targeted the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday. "We dont know who and how they placed these advertisements on Facebook. We...
Venezuelan President brings aid to Cuba after Irma - Europe News
Venezuelan President brings aid to Cuba after Irma 18 hours ago
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduroarrived in Cuba on Friday to personally deliver support and donations to the Caribbean island hit by Hurricane Irma 10 days ago. An official release published by the daily Granma highlighted that Maduro,...
Spain detains suspected jihadist in Merida - Europe News
Spain detains suspected jihadist in Merida 18 hours ago
Spanish police on Friday confirmed they arrested a 34-year-old Bangladeshi man suspected of being part of the Islamic State (IS). The man, who arrived in Spain in 2015, is thought to have played a role in...
Death toll up to 19 as refugee boat capsize in Black Sea - Europe News
Death toll up to 19 as refugee boat capsize in Black Sea 18 hours ago
The death toll has risen to 19 after a refugee boat sank early Friday off the Turkish coast in the Black Sea, the Turkish Coast Guard said. A total of 40 refugees have been saved in...
May proposes 2-year - Europe News
May proposes 2-year 18 hours ago
In a speech in Italys Florence on Friday, British Prime Minister Theresa May proposed a two-year "period of implementation" after Britain leaves the European Union. Britain will officially no longer be a part of the EU...
Italian brothers arrested for exploiting refugee laborers - Europe News
Italian brothers arrested for exploiting refugee laborers 19 hours ago
Two Italian brothers have been arrested for exploiting refugee labor and paying them different amounts based on the color of their skin, Carabinieri military police announced Friday. The brothers aged 41 and 48 are accused of...
2 refugees stabbed themselves in front of Parliament - Europe News
2 refugees stabbed themselves in front of Parliament 20 hours ago
Two people, reportedly asylum seekers stabbed themselves in front of the parliament building on Friday afternoon. Police said that the incident took place after 1.00pm and both of the wounded were taken to a city hospital. Police,...
Body of missing Indian engineer found in Helsinki - Europe News
Body of missing Indian engineer found in Helsinki 20 hours ago
The body of the Indian software engineer, who went missing from Helsinki 13 days ago was found on Thursday, National Broadcaster Yle reported on Friday quoting police. The body was recovered from water at Hernesaari beach...
Shooting at own feet: Aung San Suu Kyi Style - Europe News
Shooting at own feet: Aung San Suu Kyi Style 23 hours ago
Aung San Suu Kyi, the de-jure Head of State of and Head of Government (the Burmese Army is the de-facto ruler of the country) while spending fifteen years in house arrest under the military rulers...
MPs back citizens’ initiative to grant maternity rights to female same-sex couples - Europe News
MPs back citizens’ initiative to grant maternity rights to female same-sex couples 1 day ago
MPs on Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee voted overwhelmingly to back a citizens’ initiative calling for female same-sex couples to be given maternity rights for children born into the union. The proposal is part of a raft of ancillary laws to be amend
Double stabbing on Parliament steps - Europe News
Double stabbing on Parliament steps 1 day ago
Finnish Parliament security chief Jukka Savola has confirmed that two men tried to stab themselves on the steps of the Parliament building in Helsinki. They were in possession of ID cards issued by an asylum reception centre.
Chinese tourists keen to spend quality time with Finnish families  - Europe News
Chinese tourists keen to spend quality time with Finnish families 1 day ago
Chinese travel agencies are experimenting with a new form of cultural exchange, where Chinese tourists get to spend a few hours or even a night with a Finnish family in South Karelia.