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World Heritage City of Karlskrona - Outstanding late 17th century European planned naval city, the original plan and many buildings are intact. Drottningholm Palace and ... set in an idyllic village. Old Rauma - One of the few medieval towns in Finland, rich Nordic architecture from several historical periods.
AHTARI, Finland, March 3 (Xinhua) -- The new home of Chinese giant pandas Huabao and Jinbaobao in central Finland officially opened to public on Saturday following a ... was signed. Mayors of the city of Dujiangyan and the city of Ahtari also signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation.

While we might regard the so-called Beast from the East as a particularly cold snap, the residents of Helsinki in Finland would consider it relatively mild. Temperatures ... People probably would think that the city is escaping its responsibilities of keeping the city functioning even in cold and snowy weather.
The idea for the baby incentive in the form of tax relief came from a motion by The Christian Democratic Party councillor's group, which proposed a 10,000-euro baby bonus for each child born in the town. The proposal was further refined until the municipal council approved the tax holiday for families with ...
Finnish carrier Elisa has promised to complete a 5G-ready network in the city of Turku by the end of May, the company announced today. Turku is Finland's oldest city, settled during the 13th century, and is expected to be one of Europe's first cities with next-generation 5G wireless capabilities.
Traditionally, Finland and India have enjoyed cordial international relations with each other. Today, India presents a vast and lucrative market for Finland's technology products and investments. In a recent interview with GOInternational Finland, Finnish Minister of the Environment, Energy and Housing, ...

Issues such as the employment rate, the age structure of the population and the potential of the capital region should be greater concerns for Finland than ... Almost all of its municipalities have yet to reach an employment rate of 75 per cent, a level that has been reached by almost every municipality in the ...
Over 200 years ago, a sea battle in the Ruotsinsalmi strait near the Finnish city of Kotka resulted in dozens of vessels sinking to the bottom of the Baltic Sea. The cold, fresh water of the strait has kept the ships well preserved, offering a treasure trove of archeological information that few history buffs are even ...
For all those Game of Thrones fans looking to go face to face with a White Walker (or snuggle up like Jon and Dany), here's your chance: Lapland Hotels Snowvillage in northern Finland has opened its very own Game of Thrones-themed ice hotel, complete with ice-carvings of the show's best settings and ...
Finland's Border Guard and police are also preparing for the upcoming sports event, she noted. Russia selected 11 host cities to be the venues for the matches of the 2018 World Cup and they are Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, ...
STOCKHOLM — Finland's president, 69-year-old Sauli Niniisto, has announced the birth of a son. It's been a busy ... OLLOLAI, Italy — If you've ever wanted to leave it all and move to an Italian island, a town on Sardinia has a deal for you. Ollolai is trying ... Ever wanted to own a home in a pretty village in Italy? Now you can ...
It is one thing to stay in a Game of Thrones (GoT)-themed hotel. It is a whole new ballgame, though, if said hotel happens to be built entirely of ice. Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, located about 200km north of the Arctic Circle, is demolished and rebuilt every year with an entirely different theme and design, ...
HELSINKI (Sputnik) - A 15-hour general strike on Friday over state sanctions for reluctant jobseekers looks set to paralyze the capital of Helsinki and several other cities across Finland. The strike from 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. will affect many economic spheres, most notable transport, and involve up to 10,000 ...
This Arctic Circle community might be the official home of Santa Claus, but according to Rovaniemi City Council's Chairman, the best gift children in Finland receive each year is a free, world-class education. “A great education builds better lives and a better world – it is this simple”, Heikki Autto says.
Note: This story is part of a series of reports on health tech companies in Finland from a media tour for the technology conference Slush organized and funded by Finnfacts and Tekes — the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation. Ever since Nokia began to downsize, Finland has committed to building a ...
Finland's president crushed his competition to win a second six-year term Sunday, scoring a landslide victory in an election that saw the incumbent getting more than five times the support of his closest challenger. With all ballots counted, President Sauli Niinisto had 62.7 percent of the vote, while his ...
The alert, which was issued shortly after noon on Sunday, also called on residents to monitor the situation via the municipality's website. Nousiainen resident Maritta Lehvonen said that many families including her own had been struck down by a stomach bug. Lehvonen said that she herself fell ill Thursday ...

Older detached homes were particularly in demand in the capital-region bedroom community of Espoo, were sales shot up by nearly one fifth. In Helsinki itself, detached house sales grew by nine percent – but they remained stuck at 2016 levels in its northern suburb of Vantaa. In the south-western city of ...
Finland's Civil War began 100 years ago today, when the Red Guard stormed the city of Tampere. The first days of the ... One hundred years ago today, the Finnish Civil War began. ... "A few days later, Whites in Tampere received news that the Reds had also taken control of other cities and towns. This is ...
HELSINKI, Finland — President Sauli Niinisto of Finland is widely seen as a discreet operator, quietly pushing for re-election on Sunday. “He has made no major mistakes,” said Teivo Teivainen, a political scientist at the University of Helsinki, describing the president's first six years in office. “He seems very ...
Local authorities in a Finnish city are hoping to open a mass grave from the country's 20th Century civil war and rebury the dead in a churchyard. The grave site at Heinola - 140 km (87 miles) north of the capital Helsinki - is currently in the middle of an industrial park with a stone marker showing its general ...
Small modular reactors are stirring up interest among municipalities in Finland, according to Tekniikka & Talous. The innovation and technology-oriented weekly has revealed that the list of municipalities that are exploring the possibility of commissioning a small modular reactor includes Espoo, Helsinki, ...
Energy drinks are responsible for growing numbers of underage people being admitted to hospital in Finland. In the southeast city of Kouvola, youngsters have been admitted complaining of pains in their chest, rapid heart rates and general agitation. "They play computer games while drinking energy drinks ...
Game of Thrones fans already dreading the year-long wait until the final season airs need to book a trip to Finland, pronto! An amazing GOT-themed ice hotel has opened in Lapland, complete with White Walkers, dragons and intricate ice sculptures depicting scenes from the hit show. However, bookings ...
2 deadline looming for submissions, Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger is leading a delegation to Tornio, Finland, on Saturday to get a first-hand look at ... Bigger said they are “keeping their cards close to their chest” and not revealing where the city is proposing the smelter be located this time around.
This small city isn't particularly quiet, but active civic measures to keep down noise pollution mean that it's easy enough to find peace in the surrounding areas at places like Meteor Crater ... Way up in the northern Lapland region of Finland, the municipality of Muonio topped WHO's most recent clean air list.
City bikes will be ubiquitous and residents and visitors alike won't have to trouble themselves with bike ownership – renting a bike for an hour or two ... Major cities in particular will ensure that bikers will be able to set off even on snowy mornings, because the paths will be cleared overnight as municipalities ...
Buildings are creeping up in height in southern cities with high population densities in an effort to use prime locations efficiently. The Finnish Society of Building Inspectors (RTY) says taller building are in the works throughout the country, but only the capital city region and Tampere have plans to build ...
ROVANIEMI, Finland — Here in Santa Claus Village, near the Arctic Circle, is the self-anointed “official Santa,” a Finn who refused to give his real name, ... and only true Santa is nonetheless a triumph of marketing, so much so that the town has trademarked its rubric, “The Official Hometown of Santa Claus.
Finland's incumbent president barreled toward re-election Sunday as returns from the Nordic country showed him with more than five times as much voter support than his closest challenger. With nearly 99 percent of ballots counted, President Sauli Niinisto had 62.7 percent of the votes cast Sunday.
The Associated Press reports a new Game Of Thrones-themed ice hotel has opened in Kittila, Finland, a brisk 93-mile trip north of the Arctic Circle. Actually, it's a popular tourist destination, and the HBO show was chosen to be the theme for this year's Snow Village, an “annual ice-and-snow construction ...
For seven seasons of Games of Thrones has graced television screens, and while many fans live for the show, now they can live the show. Lapland Hotels SnowVillage in Finland has built a hotel entirely out of ice and snow in collaboration with HBO Nordic. The hotel took only one month to build with ...
Guitarists from several different traditions are featured this time in the Global Village – Teta from Madagascar, Latin/Caribbean jazz fusion player Ray Obiedo, Mali's Boubacar Traore, world jazz pioneer Gabor Szabo, and Harry Manx, who brings together Indian music and the blues. Plus blasts from the past ...
Outgunned, outnumbered, and taken by surprise, it seemed inevitable that Finland would have to concede to Joseph Stalin's unpopular attempt to assert the Soviet Union's ... On the night of December 10, a Soviet battalion staged a surprise attack on Finnish troops near the eastern village of Illomantsi.
HELSINKI — Alibaba Cloud, a cloud computing company affiliated to Chinese internet giant Alibaba Group, and Eficode Oy, a leading Finnish digital company based in Finland, jointly opened an innovation center in Helsinki on Thursday. The newly established center will provide a platform to enhance the ...
Young Prince George only wants one thing for Christmas this year - a toy police car. The request was passed on to Father Christmas by the prince's father, the Duke of Cambridge, during a trip to Finland's capital city Helsinki. The Duke met Lapland's most famous resident at a Christmas market, where he ...
Harnessing the power of new technologies, the authorities want to create an on-demand public transport system that will be so good nobody needs a car. As with other Scandinavian cities, Helsinki long ago promoted pedal power as a way of getting around. The city now has 2,400 miles of cycle lanes, ...
It was afternoon when goaltending instructor Aki Naykki was driving home from his visit in, Lisalmi, a small Finnish town with a population just under 22,000. The town is home to the Iisalmen Peli-Karhut hockey club whose top team plays in Mestis, the second-highest league in Finland. He was there to help ...
Drone with smuggled cigarettes found on Finland-Russia frontier ... found in a forested area of the eastern town of Lappeenranta with a cargo of ...
The Finnish bakery and food company Fazer just started offering ... The first batch of the insect bread were sold in the larger Finnish cities last Friday. According ...
The Bristol Post claimed on Monday that Wolves are fighting Bristol City to land Finland international midfielder Robin Lod. He is currently ...
It was afternoon when goaltending instructor Aki Naykki was driving home from his visit in, Lisalmi, a small Finnish town with a population just ...
Helsinki Marketing: Finland 100 Celebrations Further Enliven the Christmas Season in ... The birthday celebrations in Helsinki will take the form of a two-day city ...
City Women duo involved as the young Lionesses defeat Finland ... Lauren Hemp were involved as England Under-19 defeated Finland 3-1 at ...
HELSINKI - The Philippine Consular Offices in Finland confirmed on ... the seaport town of Rauma, 352 kilometers from the capital of Helsinki.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — One of Finland's largest food ... The first batch of cricket breads will be sold in major Finnish cities Friday.
Most of Finland's land area is experiencing migration loss, says ... and 72 of the 311 municipalities have recorded net internal migration gains.
The Star Arctic Hotel in Saariselka, Finnish Lapland, opens on December ... At the Santa Claus Village, the new Snowman World Glass Resort ...
One of Finland's largest food companies is selling what it claims to be a first: insect bread. Markus Hellstrom, head of the Fazer group's bakery ...
“If Finland's largest city and the main destination for immigrants contrastively encourages them to stay, it'll undermine the foundation for the ...


 

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