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Finland has seen a rise among women seeking intimate cosmetic surgery for reasons that aren't strictly medical. ... cautious approach to aesthetic plastic vaginal surgery for women held by public healthcare officials in Finland, some women seeking intimate surgery experience pain while cycling and riding, ...

It seems that ecommerce in Finland is doing well. Not only do they have mountains so lofty and treetops so tall, but ecommerce in Finland isn't seeing a fall. Online orders increased by 8.2% during the last quarter of 2017, compared to the same period in 2016. And total sales increased by 9.4% during the ...
(RTTNews) - Finland's consumer price inflation eased in December after accelerating in the previous month, figures from Statistics Finland showed Monday. The consumer price index climbed 0.5 percent year-over-year in December, slower than November's 0.8 percent increase. The measure has been ...
The situation poses a dilemma, because vaccinations in Finland are not compulsory - authorities will not force parents to take their youngsters in for regular jabs. In cases like Paul's where the parents have separated, there is no simple solution when they disagree on the importance of childhood vaccines.
Moscow, January 14. /TASS/. Russia's president Vladimir Putin says Russia should be grateful to Finland for keeping the relics, which had been taken there from the Valaam Monastery. Those valuables, he said, should unite the two countries' people. "Those relics are valuable both for the Finns and for ...

Thirty years ago in Finland, between 200 and 300 mental health assessments were carried out on suspected lawbreakers each year. In 2017, this number fell to the lowest it has been in years: 73. Most of the criminals that were evaluated last year were suspected of either committing homicides or a violent ...
young people in Finland are increasingly falling victim to the negative health effects of energy drinks. Rising numbers of children and teenagers have been hospitalized after imbibing in too many of the highly-caffeinated beverages.
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 ...
Helsinki, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- A heavy truck carrying sulphur acid capsized near the town of Pori in western Finland on Friday, local media reported. Several hundred liters of the acid leaked out, fire inspector Tero Jarvela told media. The driver was only lightly injured. The rescue operations were expected ...
A general view shows the city of St. Petersburg, Russia September 29, 2017. Reuters/Grigory Dukor Reuters. Helsinki (Reuters) - The Finnish government has voiced concern over surprise inspections on Finnish cargo ships visiting Russian ports in recent weeks, saying delays had been a problem for ...
In Finland, 2,000 unemployed citizens are taking part in a pilot project. Each is given 560 euros a month, no strings attached. How does a basic income affect the lives of the unemployed? What about the labor market and society as a whole? Watch video 04:47 ...
While UBI tends often to be associated with progressive politics, Finland's trial was launched - at a cost of around €20m (£17.7m) - by a centre-right, austerity-focused government interested primarily in spending less on social security and bringing down Finland's stubborn 8%-plus unemployment rate.
Kabul, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Finland has contributed 2 million Euro (around 2.4 million U.S. dollars) to a UNICEF program to provide Afghan children and families with safe water, sanitation and hygiene, said a statement Thursday. "The flexible grant is part of Finland's continued commitment to Afghanistan ...
Nissinen was handed a fine of 1,720 euros for violation of official duty in December by the Supreme Court of Finland (KKO). He was ruled to have been involved in acquiring management coaching services for the prosecutor's Office from Deep Lead, a management consulting firm that is majority owned by ...
Finnish investment organisations Finpro and Tekes have merged together to form new organisation Business Finland. As explained in an article on Good News from Finland, the two organisations had already been situated in the same building in Helsinki for over a year. The new organisation brings ...
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 Outokumpu, an operating ferrochrome smelter. Sudbury, Timmins, Sault Ste Marie and Thunder Bay are all in the running to be home to a similar ...

Helsinki, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Finland will accept driving licences from all countries it recognizes starting from Feb. 1, 2018, Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communication announced on Thursday. The licences can be used in Finnish territory except the autonomous Aland islands, where a different ...
criminals are currently able to use address change forms from Finland's population Register Centre and Post Office to alter people's addresses without ... Finnish police officer Tero Toivonen, who is currently on secondment at Europol, has criticised the practice, saying Finland's procedures are outdated.
Until recently, part of the "swept away" history of the civil war were the stories of the women's Red Guards, and the brutal rapes and summary executions that followed their capture and internment in Finland's concentration camps. In the summer of 2016, I was a visiting scholar at the University of Helsinki, ...
The recent cold snap in southern Finland has raised the hopes of ski resort operators and Skiers alike, but it may not be cold enough. Nuoret miehet lumilaudoilla. File photo of snowboarders at Talma ski centre in Sipoo, February 2017. Image: Saija Nironen / Yle. This winter's mild weather has delayed the ...
Dextra says the genetic screening, which is carried out at the firm's fertility clinics, is the first of its kind in Finland. The company's geneticist Noora Sirkkanen said that the diseases and birth defects tested for in the FinnScreen test are much more severe than, for example Down's Syndrome. The firm says that ...
Finland does not have a comprehensive credit checking system which takes into account all loans and income data -- only Asiakastieto's payment default register. This situation means that people who are swamped in paying back loans -- but still have not yet received a non-payment warning via a creditor ...
There are few places in Europe where you can still eyeball a large carnivore in the wild. Centuries of human progress - replacing the primal forests with farmland and cities - has banished the likes of bears and wolves to the continent's wildest corners. The province of Karelia, along Finland's eastern border ...
More Russian citizens are traveling to Finland, especially in the south where people from St. Petersburg go to Helsinki for shopping. 70% of all border-crossings last year were by Russians, the annual statistics from the Finnish Border Guard shows. With a 3% year-on-year increase, 2017 counted a total of ...
A recent announcement that Finland was to become the first export customer for the Swedish-built New Lightweight Torpedo is expected to lead to more bilateral cooperation between the two nations in the area of anti-submarine warfare (ASW). Sweden's Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) said on 4 ...
Nasal spray aimed at tackling gambling addiction to be trialled in Finland. Researchers to test fast-working spray containing naloxone, a treatment usually given to opiate addicts that blocks production of dopamine. The researchers are looking for up to 130 volunteers willto take part in the experiment.
Finland's Environment, Energy and Housing Minister Kimmo Tiilikainen wants Finland to rid itself of coal-burning power plants in the next seven years. The Ministry of employment and the economy is currently considering a 2030 cut-off date, but Tiilikainen announced on Saturday that he is going to ...
To almost everyone's surprise, the strongest performer was not some global superpower but Finland, a country of about 5 million that doesn't introduce its children to formal schooling until the age of seven, requires its highly autonomous teachers to have master's degrees and almost entirely rejects ...
If you are not sure whether the withholding rate is correct, look at the estimation that comes with the tax card. The estimation shows your projected income for 2018 and the withholding rate based on that income. If you do not belong to Finland's Evangelical Lutheran Church, you will not have to pay church ...
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 ...
It's hard to believe we've been quoting Ned Stark for nearly seven years, ever since he uttered the now-catchphrase "Winter is coming" in the debut episode of Game of Thrones. In case you missed it, winter is finally here (you don't have to tell us twice). And it seems the White Walkers have chosen Finland ...
A new nature NGO has been established in Finland as part of the international 'rewilding' movement, which aims to preserve and expand wilderness areas by reintroducing apex predators and protecting their habitats. Rewilding Finland aims to join the Europe-wide organisation Rewilding Europe. In its first ...
Helsinki, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) -- Finnish restaurants are reintroducing an old practice of selling alcohol at low prices for one hour prior to dinner time every evening, media reports said on Friday. The so called "happy hour" was prohibited in Finland ten years ago by an ordinance which required that alcohol ...
The Finnish government unveiled its policy programme for promoting employment-based immigration to Finland on Thursday. Finland, it estimates, needs immigrants to respond to the labour shortage that is affecting several industrial sectors, to improve the dependency ratio that is eroding because of ...
January 4, 2018 Helsinki, Finland--In a Russian city overrun by Finnish forces, a beautiful Russian girl surprises her conquerors by bursting into dance, then proceeds to seduce one of the Finns. A flotilla of Finnish assault boats, guns blazing, move in perfect unison across a Karelian river as Russian ...
Like quite a few other farmers in Finland, Mika Vuorinen, age 37, does not have an exact idea what his costs of production are. Of late, the market ... Prices dipped below the cost of production, and even though Finland is very efficient, it is challenging to make a profit in this business." He adds, "It is vital to ...
In tandem with an increasing appetite worldwide trend for plant-based food, fast-food giant McDonald's has introduced a McVegan burger as a permanent menu item in Finland and Sweden. The meatless burger was developed by Anamma, a Swedish food producer that is owned by Norwegian specialty ...
Decisions by Finland's administrative courts on the security situation in Baghdad and Mogadishu, for example, have had an impact on the application outcome. "They have had an effect on how our decisions change," says Esko Repo from Migri. However there are other reasons for the increase, Repo adds.
Finland's flu season has reached the epidemic level, says Niina Ikonen, a senior researcher at the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL). Health centres around the country report a spike in patients with flu-like symptoms. By the end of December, there were 834 diagnosed cases of influenza A viral ...
Helsinki, Jan. 3 (Xinhua) -- banks will be closed again on Thursday and Friday in Finland, as the financial sector trade unions and the employer organizations could not reach an agreement in their talks this week. State mediator Minna Helle told the media on Wednesday that the stands were too divergent ...
Markku Puustinen, an agriculture specialist at the Finnish Environmental Center, told Yle that the situation in southern Finland is now "uncontrollable" and seriously undermines the efforts to block agricultural nutrients from flowing into waterways. In Finland, hundreds of millions of euros are spent each year ...
Heading into this game, Olli Juolevi had been quietly effective for Finland at the 2018 World Junior Championships. He and 18-year-old Chicago Blackhawks prospect Henri Jokiharju spent most of the tournament in the offensive zone thanks to their ability to break up opposition rushes and quickly ...
Tom of Finland is the Norman Rockwell of gay sex. His artwork--drawings worshipping the male physique in unabashedly exaggerated masculine and sexual form--has retained cultural gay prominence decades after the artist's death in 1991. Tom (actual name: Touko Laaksonen) is an iconic enough ...
"After years of withering, Finland's economy is now growing at a brisk rate. The latest estimates show that our gross domestic product has grown this year by more than three per cent. This turnaround has indeed been faster than anybody could have foreseen a year ago," he stated in his New Year's ...
Mikko Peussa gathered a bucket of these trumpet chanterelles in Rusko, southwest Finland. Image: Mikko Peussa. The ongoing mild winter has extended the growing season for many varieties of Finnish mushrooms - notably in the south of the country. According to tips from Yle readers, varieties such as ...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - As we close out the year of 2017, Florida State junior defender Natalia Kuikka has been given one of her nation's top honors as she was named the 2017 Finland Female Player of the Year. For the 2017 calendar year, the Finland women's national team finished 4-4-2 in international ...
United States' Adam Fox (8) celebrates his goal with teammates Brady Tkachuk, center right, and Casey Mittelstadt, far right, against Finland during the third period of an IIHF world junior hockey championships game in Buffalo, N.Y., Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. (Mark Blinch / Associated Press). By Jonah ...
Finland's universal basic income experiment launched January 1, 2017 and will run until the end of 2018. Official results from the trial won't be released until it concludes. Experts said it's not surprising the Nordic country known for its generous welfare benefits, like universal free education, is at the forefront ...
Helsinki, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- Huge potential lies in the innovation cooperation between Finland and China especially in the coming years, said Petri Vuorio, director for international trade of the Confederation of Finnish Industries. Finland is one of the world's leading innovation economies, and China is ...


 

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