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Finland: Country on the Baltic Sea
Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Sweden to the west, Russia to the east, Estonia to the south, and north-eastern Norway to the north. The capital and largest city is Helsinki. Other major cities are Espoo, Tampere, Vantaa, Oulu, Turku, Jyväskylä, Lahti and Kuopio.

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Hey boss, a four-day week could be good for business. Just ask a working mother

The Finland Prime Minister has gone quiet on her proposal for a four-day working week. Pity, because thousands of working mothers already prove there's no loss of productivity.
The Age - Published

Finland is planning a four-day week. Is this the secret of happiness?

finland is planning a four-day week. is this the secret of happiness?
Reduced working hours, as promised by the new Finnish PM, can boost productivity and cut carbon emissions. Here’s the evidence behind the idea Finland’s new prime minister, 34-year-old Sanna Marin,..
WorldNews - Published

Videos for Finland


Bottas takes time off day job to rally in the snow [Video]Bottas takes time off day job to rally in the snow

Valtteri Bottas trades in his F1 car for a rally car at the snowy Arctic Lapland Rally.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:30Published

EU considering ceasefire options to support Libya truce [Video]EU considering ceasefire options to support Libya truce

The European Union's top diplomat says they must consider all ways to support the fragile truce in Libya. Adam Reed reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:19Published

Woohoo! Finnish skiers do a collective full flip [Video]Woohoo! Finnish skiers do a collective full flip

Holding hands, seven skiers in Finland do an impressive 360-degree flip

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 00:21Published

Finland PM Looking to Implement Four-Day Work Week [Video]Finland PM Looking to Implement Four-Day Work Week

Sanna Marin, who became prime minister last month, adds that each day should have six working hours.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 01:04Published

Santa sets off from Finland for his annual journey [Video]Santa sets off from Finland for his annual journey

Santa Claus departed from his home inside the Arctic Circle on Monday (December 23) to begin his annual journey around the world and deliver Christmas gifts to expectant children all over the globe.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:56Published

Santa says 'the best gift is time' in Christmas greeting [Video]Santa says 'the best gift is time' in Christmas greeting

Sitting in his chamber on the Arctic Circle reading his letters, Santa called on people to use "kind and friendly words" during his annual Christmas greeting.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:20Published

Ardern says new Finnish PM doesn’t need her words of advice [Video]Ardern says new Finnish PM doesn’t need her words of advice

Jacinda Ardern's title as the youngest female Prime Minister has been taken by 34-year-old Sanna Marin who was sworn in yesterday as Finland's new Prime Minister.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 00:27Published

Finland's Sanna Marin becomes the world's youngest Prime Minister [Video]Finland's Sanna Marin becomes the world's youngest Prime Minister

Finland's Former Transport minister becomes the youngest serving head of government after Antti Rinne's resignation.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:10Published

French scientists cook up alternative foie gras, sans force-feeding [Video]French scientists cook up alternative foie gras, sans force-feeding

French scientists are developing a 'naturally fatty' version of Foie Gras that does not employ force-feeding geese. Adam Reed reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:21Published

Finland's gender-neutral policies 'conceal female victims of violence' [Video]Finland's gender-neutral policies 'conceal female victims of violence'

Finland's gender-neutral policies 'conceal female victims of violence'

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:50Published

 

Juha Mieto: Finland’s skiing legend

Now 70 years old, Juha Mieto shows no signs of slowing down after winning five Olympic medals in his career.
BBC News - Published

In Santa’s home town, booming tourism and Christmas clichés anger Sami locals

In Finland's remote Lapland region, the Santa Claus Village amusement park is a snowy wonderland of reindeer rides, ice castles, snowmobiles and igloo hotels where Christmas holds sway 365 days a year.
France 24 - Published

From cashier to world's youngest PM. Finland's new leader breaks the mold

from cashier to world's youngest pm. finland's new leader breaks the mold
(CNN)When leaders from the European Council gathered for a group photo in Brussels last week, it was hard to miss the class newbie. Standing front and center among the neat rows of middle-aged men was..
WorldNews - Published

Estonian minister calls world’s youngest PM, ‘sales-girl’

estonian minister calls world’s youngest pm, ‘sales-girl’
EUROPE: In a sexist attack, Estonian Minister called Finland’s new prime minister a ‘sales-girl’ and questioned her ability to lead the Nordic country. The 70-year-old Interior Minister Mart..
WorldNews - Published

Estonia apologises after minister mocks Finnish PM by calling her "a sales girl"

Estonia apologised to Finland on Monday after Estonia's interior minister mocked Finland's new prime minister -- the world's youngest-serving government leader -- as "a sales girl" and questioned her..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Sanna Marin: Estonia apologises after minister mocks Finland PM

Far-right interior minister Mart Helme described Finland's PM Sanna Marin as "a sales girl".
BBC News - Published

Finland aims to repatriate Islamic State children from Syria 'as soon as possible'

Finland will try to repatriate children of Finnish mothers who traveled to Syria to join Islamic State "as soon as possible", Prime Minister Sanna Marin said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Finnish minister sorry for Instagram poll on IS women

Finnish Finance Minister Katri Kulmuni deletes her poll on repatriating IS-linked women and children.
BBC News - Published

'I don't feel like a role model': Finland's new 34-year-old leader

She may be the world's youngest-serving head of government, but Finland's newly appointed prime minister does not feel like a role model, 34-year-old Sanna Marin told Reuters on Friday.
Reuters - Published

'Seriously, Finland?' Red-faced minister deletes Instagram poll

Finland's finance minister deleted an Instagram post and issued an apology on Friday after criticism by a human rights group that embarrassed the new, women-led government days after it took office.
Reuters - Published

'We have work to do': World's youngest leader debuts at EU summit

New Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin brushed aside the media frenzy over her appointment as the world's youngest serving head of government at age 34, pledging a sharp focus on climate policies as..
Reuters - Published

New Finland leader: 'silent blessing' given to bring home Islamic State kids

Finland's new prime minister said on Wednesday the center-left coalition government had given its "silent blessing" to the Foreign Minister to go ahead with plans to repatriate children of women who..
Reuters - Published

New Zealand's Ardern says new Finnish PM 'needs no advice'

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Finland's new Prime Minister Sanna Marin, who has become the world's youngest head of government, needs no advice from another youthful premier.
Reuters - Published

World's youngest PM takes office in Finland

world's youngest pm takes office in finland
Finland's Sanna Marin, 34, has been officially appointed as the country's prime minister, becoming the world's youngest sitting head of government. ......
WorldNews - Published

Finland's young PM promises stability, and to keep posting on Instagram

Social Democrat Sanna Marin said on Tuesday she would restore stability to Finland and keep using social media - but with care - after being sworn in as the world's youngest prime minister at the helm..
Reuters - Published

Women under 35 run Finland as world's youngest leader takes office

Thirty-four-year-old Social Democrat Sanna Marin took office in Finland on Tuesday as the world's youngest serving prime minister, heading a coalition with four other parties led by women, all but one..
Reuters - Published

Finland's parliament approves world's youngest prime minister

Finland's parliament approved the nomination on Tuesday of 34-year-old Social Democrat Sanna Marin as the world's youngest serving prime minister.
Reuters - Published

Ask 'old people' for advice, world's oldest PM says to the youngest

Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad, the world's oldest serving premier, said on Tuesday it would be a good idea for the world's youngest prime minister, Finland's Sanna Marin, to ask "old people" for their..
Reuters - Published

Sanna Marin: The rising star set to lead Finland's 5.5 million

Sanna Marin, who at 34 will be at the head of a coalition of female leaders.
BBC News - Published

Factbox: Some of the world's youngest national leaders

Finland's Sanna Marin is about to become the world's youngest serving prime minister at the age of 34.
Reuters - Published

Finland picks world's youngest PM to head women-led cabinet

Finland's new prime minister - about to become the world's youngest serving premier - will have a finance minister two years her junior in a new women-led coalition cabinet, party officials said on..
Reuters - Published

European shipping emissions in way of nations meeting Paris climate targets

european shipping emissions in way of nations meeting paris climate targets
Greenhouse gas emissions from shipping equal the carbon footprint of a quarter of passenger cars in Europe and stand in the way of countries meeting the Paris agreement, new analysis reveals. Despite..
WorldNews - Published

Finnish minister, 34, to become youngest PM

finnish minister, 34, to become youngest pm
A 34-year-old transport minister is set to become Finland’s youngest prime minister ever and its third female government leader. Finland’s ruling Social Democratic Party council voted 32-29 to name..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •BBC News

Finland's Centre Party says leader Katri Kulmuni will be finance minister

Finland's Centre Carty said on Monday its leader Katri Kulmuni would be named finance minister in a new coalition cabinet due to be appointed this week.
Reuters - Published

Finland's Social Democrats name Marin to be youngest ever prime minister

Finland's Social Democrats, who lead the five-party coalition government, picked 34-year-old transportation minister Sanna Marin to become the country's youngest ever prime minister next week, taking..
Reuters - Published

Finland's Social Democrats set to pick PM candidate on Sunday

Finland's Social Democrats, who lead the five-party government, will hold a council meeting on Sunday, Dec. 8 where they are set to pick a candidate for prime minister after incumbent Antti Rinne was..
Reuters - Published

People smuggler 'built fake Russia-Finland border posts'

The man accused of putting up fake posts near the border with Finland is now facing a fraud charge.
BBC News - Published

Finland prime minister Antti Rinne resigns after coalition collapses

finland prime minister antti rinne resigns after coalition collapses
Finland’s prime minister has resigned after a key coalition partner withdrew its support from his five-party government following a strike at the country’s postal service that spread to the..
WorldNews - Published

Finland's PM resigns after losing trust of coalition partner

Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne resigned on Tuesday after a member of the ruling coalition said it had lost confidence in him following a series of disruptive strikes.
Reuters - Published

Finland's president accepts PM's resignation, asks government to stay on in caretaker role

Finland's President Sauli Niinisto asked the current administration to remain as a caretaker government after accepting the resignation of Prime Minister Antti Rinne's five-party coalition on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Finland's PM to hand in government resignation: president's office

Finland's Prime Minister will hand in his and his government's resignation on Tuesday, the president's office said in a statement.
Reuters - Published

Finnish PM expected to quit after coalition partner says it no longer trusts him

Finland's Centre Party, part of the five-party coalition government, said on Tuesday it had lost confidence in Social Democrat Prime Minister Antti Rinne, a move that looks likely to force him to..
Reuters - Published

Finnish Centre Party says has lost confidence in coalition PM Rinne

Finland's Centre Party, part of the ruling five-party coalition, said on Tuesday it had lost confidence in Social Democrat Prime Minister Antti Rinne, in a move that will likely force him to resign.
Reuters - Published

Finland's PM Rinne in crisis talks with Centre allies over his future

Finland's Social Democrat Prime Minister Antti Rinne held crisis talks on Tuesday morning with the Centre Party, one of five parties in the ruling coalition, aiming to head off a threat that could..
Reuters - Published

Postal-led strikes end in Finland, but more to follow

A more than two-week strike at Finland's state postal service Posti that spread to other industries in solidarity actions ended on Wednesday, a national mediator said.
Reuters - Published

Alpine skiing-American Shiffrin breaks Stenmark's record for slalom wins

alpine skiing-american shiffrin breaks stenmark's record for slalom wins
Defending slalom champion Mikaela Shiffrin claimed her 41st World Cup title in the season opener in Levi, Finland on Saturday, surpassing Swedish great...
WorldNews - Published

AI helps identify gene, environment networks that shape personality

ai helps identify gene, environment networks that shape personality
CHICAGO, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- Using artificial intelligence techniques, researchers studying the role of genes and the environment in shaping our personalities have identified gene networks largely..
WorldNews - Published

Finland into first major tournament finals after qualifying for Euro 2020

Finland will play in a major tournament for the first time in their history as victory over Liechenstein secures qualification for Euro 2020.
BBC News - Published

Valley situation not sustainable: Finland


IndiaTimes - Published

Rare "ice eggs" cover beach in Finland

The rare phenomenon was captured by a photographer who said the small pieces of ice covered about 100 feet of beach near the waterline
CBS News - Published

'Ice eggs' cover Finland beach in rare weather event

A rare weather phenomenon created thousands of egg-shaped balls of ice on along the coastline.
BBC News - Published

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