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Congregations in the United States and Canada have now joined over 300 churches in Australia, South Africa, and across Europe in offering a daily tribute to the people of the besieged city. ... Dr. Teemu Laajasalo, Vicar of Kallio Parish, Helsinki ...
Finnish-Syrian "toy smuggler" Rami Adham has quit his short-lived membership of the Social Democratic party following newspaper reports that he had jihadi ties.

Roughly 100 Finnish soldiers stationed in northern Iraq will remain onsite to provide support for a campaign by government-led forces to take control of an Islamic State stronghold in Mosul.
After the first of the year, Scottish babies will go home from the hospital with "starter kits," courtesy of the government. Scotland borrowed the idea from Finland, which has given its expectant mothers care packages full of clothing, diapers, toys ...
In the Russian North, along the Finnish border, there lives small group of Finno-Ugric people who have existed for centuries at the crossroads of Russian Orthodox, Catholic and Lutheran cultures.
The city's newly-hip side is apparent in the sleek architecture and whimsical flourishes at The Flushing Meadows, a just-opened hotel whose fourth-floor bar acts as a kind of living room for the city's creative set, and the swanky rooftop bar at The ...

Like more than 95 per cent of all expectant parents in Finland, the Tiitanens had just collected the iconic cardboard package from their local maternity and child health clinic, gifted from the government to help prepare them for family life.
"Border adjustments between countries raise challenging legal problems, among them linked to the Norwegian Constitution," Ms Solberg wrote to Svein Leiros, the mayor of the town of Kaafjord in northern Norway, who supported the campaign. Norway's 1814 ...
This year a total of 323 underage asylum-seekers have arrived in Finland; 101 from Afghanistan, 63 from Iraq and 51 from Syria, the paper reports.
Helsinki's Kallio church leaders started the initiative. Image: Ronnie Holmberg/Yle. Across the country church bells will be ringing as dozens of churches across Finland pay tribute to the victims in the war-ravaged city of Aleppo, Syria. The ...
Over the past few years, proposed soda taxes in cities like Philadelphia, New York, and Berkeley have grabbed headlines and sparked passionate debate.
Priceless art treasures bound for St. Petersburg that were lost aboard a vessel that sank in the Baltic Sea in the mid-18th century may never be recovered due to a dispute between Russia and Finland as to whom is the rightful owner. The Frau Maria ...
Finnish practice Alt Arkkitehdit has covered a family home in northern Finland in weathering steel panels and greying spruce planks that help it to blend into its woodland setting.
Starting in January, autonomous vehicles will be tested on UK roads in up to three cities. ... The pilot scheme follows a similar trial in the Finnish capital Helsinki in August, but steps things up with a slightly more complex route with more turns ...
For more than 15 years, a lone scientist in southern Finland has spent countless winter nights among the snowy fields and frozen lakes around his village, in pursuit of one of the most ephemeral mysteries of the heavens: the faint, almost ...
SOTKAMO, Finland - With almost 75,000 registered players, with recreational league players taking over the 250 rinks in the country every night, with two World Juniors titles in the last three years, and two men's World Championship titles, you might ...
The city of Tampere, Finland has selected Transtech, a subsidiary of Skoda Transportation, to supply and maintain the trams for its new tramline project.

Neste says it plans to begin selling 100% renewable diesel at selected stations in Finland around the turn of the year, offering environmentally conscious consumers and corporate customers a sustainable solution for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions.
Oliver Hart, right, the Andrew E. Furer Professor of economics at Harvard, and Nobel laureate Eric Maskin, economics 2007, also from Harvard, laugh together following a news conference at Harvard in Cambridge, Mass.
SOTKAMO, Finland - With almost 75,000 registered players, with recreational league players taking over the 250 rinks in the country every night, with two World Juniors titles in the last three years, and two men's World Championship titles, you might ...
Lappia House is home to the Theatre of Rovaniemi, a music school and broadcasting company. Together with Aalto-designed city library (pictured on the left above) and the town hall, it is the cultural and governmental centre. The institutions are ...
More than 6,000 migrants who have received negative asylum decisions in Finland will be removed from their reception centres, many with scant prospects.
The Finnish police updated their website at 7:17 pm Saturday evening to report that several units are responding to a disturbance in the southwest city of Lieto. According to the preliminary report, several people have been shot. The Finnish ...
The director of Finland's social benefits administrator Kela says Finland's generous system of state assistance has become unsustainable, particularly when it comes to the 1.7 billion euros awarded each year by the state in housing expense support ...
Many of Labalo's insights are also shared by Hirvonen, a 17-year-old junior of Finnish origin who is also spending her school year at Indiana High.
... you feel the reindeer pulling the plane landing on the roof for a rest with a slight bump, the magic begins. The descent into the Finnish town of Kittila, 125 miles inside the Arctic Circle, reveals a perfect Christmas landscape of snowy forests ...
Finnish Frontier Guard on Friday announced two alleged airspace violations by Russian military jets on Thursday, which Russia denies.
The Finnish Boarder Guard is investigating an incident in which two Russian fighter jets could have entered the country's airspace with prior authorization, according to media reports.
I recently returned from over a week in Denmark, Sweden, and Finland. The major cities of Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Helsinki are vibrant, clean, safe, and busy.
A grand window offers views of the woodland and sea in this house in Hanko, Finland, designed by Mer Architects as a contemporary update of the town's historic villas (+ slideshow). Gamla Villa by Mer Architects. Helsinki-based Mer Architects was asked ...
8 Feb 2002: Ski jumper Toni Nieminen of Finland carries the flag for his team as they enter the stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the Salt Lake City ...
Rami Adham delivers toys to Syrian children in a refugee camp near the war-torn city of Aleppo in February 2016. (photo courtesy of Rami Adham).
... seekers and Cheek tells all. Finland's print press on Thursday discusses Finland's rapid urbanisation, faceless underage asylum seekers, a court date for the controversial MV-lehti owner, and the juicy details from hip hop artist Cheek's new ...
Canadian linguist Lloyd Morin believes that unlike residents of large cities who have lost touch with nature, for people in Karelia, nature is still an important part of their lives.
World War II cancelled Finland's plans to host the 1940 Summer Olympics, but following the war it was chosen as the host city for the 1952 Games over bids from Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and five American cities. One key ingredient was missing ...
High on its flank, bold lettering announces that it serves the twin towns of Haparanda-Tornio, one here in Sweden and the other in Finland. ... The border town was flooded by a sea of crates, a shadow-city with its own dark streets and dead-end squares.
Somali Fadumo Dayib, who is living in Finland, pictured during an interview in Helsinki, Finland on Thursday Sept. 22, 2016.
In spite of its pristine nature, clean air, long summer days and comfortably cool temperatures, Finland has not lived up to its potential as a destination for runners ...
Overbearing desolation is what northern Finland does best, and I would routinely have entire afternoons to myself, watching the illimitable, primordial scenery fail to evolve and wondering if the regional authorities had introduced human hibernation ...
ERP firm M-Files and GIS specialist Esri Finland have joined forces to build an information management system for the Finnish city of Vantaa that will help the municipality offer better land use, town planning, construction supervision and municipal ...
According to the intergovernmental International Coffee Organization, October 1 2015 was the "first official" International Coffee Day.
A tender-hearted coming-of-age story shot in a low-key, realist style, the Finnish drama "Little Wing" centers on a resourceful adolescent raised by an immature single mother who decides to track down her biological father.
A sheet-metal company that's been in business for half a century in the south-western Finnish city of Turku is looking to the future.
Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima (TVO) said today that it has started legal action against the same company which is supplying two nuclear reactors to Hinkley Point C. It's taking Areva to court over delays at Olkiluoto 3 nuclear reactor in Finland ...
The Dutch-led joint investigation team (JIT) said the missile had been fired from a village under the control of pro-Russia rebels.
Despite the cooling in Western-Russian relations and the ongoing sanctions war, the popularity of the Russian language in Finland is growing against the background of declining interest in European languages, the Union of Upper Secondary school ...
It was not a city for the youth or for the experimental. That, of course, has changed in the past few years. One of the labels that has broken through to truly create a new wave of fashion is Aalto, the barely two-year-old label headed by Finnish ...
There is no perfect city, but imagine a city with Singapore's social housing, Florence's Tuscan regional food system, Seattle's access to nature, New York City's arts and culture, Hong Kong's subway system, Curitiba's bus rapid transit system, Finland ...
In May 2016 Putkistosaneeraus Eerola Oy and Brandenburger successfully completed the largest sewer rehabilitation project ever undertaken in Finland, installing a 96 tonne DN1350 liner and minimising disruption to the bustling metropolis of Helsinki.
It was not a city for the youth or for the experimental. That, of course, has changed in the last few years. One of the labels that has broken through to truly create a new wave of fashion is Aalto, the barely two-year old label headed by Finnish ...


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