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Finland tightens restaurant, border Covid curbs
Helsinki, Nov 26 (IANS) In light of the worsening Covid-19 situation in Finland, several decisions on border health protection measures and restaurant opening hours have been taken by the authorities, practically restoring the measures the country had in place in spring 2021.
2021-11-26
Category: International, Finland,Politics
Finnish govt decrees use of 'Covid-19 Passport'
Helsinki, Oct 16 (IANS) As of Saturday, the European Union's (EU) Digital Covid Certificate, also known as the 'Covid-19 Passport', will be used nationwide in Finland.
2021-10-16
Category: International, Finland,Politics
Eurogroup meeting held in Luxembourg
Helsinki, Oct 5 (IANS) European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has backed Finland's recovery and resilience plan, which comes as part of the European Union's (EU) multi-billion pandemic recovery fund.
2021-10-05
Category: International, Finland,Business/Economy
Finland eases mask use recommendation except in public transit
Helsinki, Oct 1 (IANS) The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) has made its recommendation on the use of face-masks discretionary except in public transit, as the number of commuters is expected to rise with the lifting of the national remote work recommendation in mid-October.
2021-10-01
Category: International, Finland,Health/Medicine
India lose 0-5 to China in Sudirman Cup badminton
Vantaa (Finland), Sep 27 (IANS) India went down 0-5 to China in their second Group A encounter of the Sudirman Cup mixed team badminton competition here on Monday. The second successive defeat means India are out of the race for the quarter-finals.
2021-09-27
Category: International, Finland,Sports,Badminton
Top US military official meets Russian counterpart in Finland
Helsinki, Sep 23 (IANS) Gen. Mark Milley, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, met his Russian counterpart Valery Gerasimov in Finland amid heightened tensions between Washington and Moscow, according to authorities.
2021-09-23
Category: International, Finland,Politics
Davis Cup: Rajpal blames absence of players for India's Finland defeat
Espoo (Finland), Sep 18 (IANS) The Indian Davis Cup team's non-playing captain Rohit Rajpal on Saturday blamed availability of a small pool of players, due to injuries to key singles players, as the reason for his team's 1-3 defeat to Finland in the World Group 1 First Round encounter at Espoo, Finland on Saturday.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Finland,Sports,Tennis
Davis Cup: Prajnesh wins lone consolation as India go down 1-3 (ld)
Espoo (Finland), Sep 18 (IANS) With the match decided in Finland's favour, Prajnesh Gunneswaran defeated Patrik Niklas-Salminen to win a consolation point for the visitors in their Davis Cup World Group 1 First Round encounter to make the scoreline 1-3 at the Espoo Metro Areena on Saturday.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Finland,Sports,Tennis
Davis Cup: India switch doubles pair but go down 0-3 to Finland
Espoo (Finland), Sep 18 (IANS) India made a desperate tactical switch by pairing Ramkumar Ramanathan with Rohan Bopanna instead of Divij Sharan for the doubles match against Finland in the Davis Cup World Group I First Round tie. But the switch did not work out as India, after losing both the singles on the first day, lost the doubles match too and conceded an unassailable 0-3 lead to Finland on Saturday.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Finland,Sports,Tennis
Davis Cup: India down 0-1 as Gunneswaran loses opener against Finland
Espoo (Finland), Sep 17 (IANS) India got off to a disappointing start in their Davis Cup World Group I First Round match against Finland with Prajnesh Gunneswaran losing in straight sets to Otto Virtanen, 3-6, 6-7(1) in the opening singles here on Friday.
2021-09-17
Category: International, Finland,Sports,Tennis
Davis Cup: Gunneswaran to start India's campaign against Finland
Espoo (Finland), Sep 16 (IANS) India's top-ranked player Prajnesh Gunnerswaran will be taking on Otto Virtanen, Finland's No. 2 singles player who is ranked 419, in the first match of their Davis Cup World Group I 1st round match at Espoo Metro Areena here on Friday.
2021-09-16
Category: International, Finland,Sports,Tennis
Finland set to lift curbs once 80% population vaccinated
Helsinki, Sep 7 (IANS) The government of Finland plans to lift Covid-19 curbs once 80 per cent of the population aged 12 and over has been fully vaccinated against the virus, Prime Minister Sanna Marin said here, adding that the aim is to remove "all restrictions".
2021-09-07
Category: International, Finland,Politics
Helsinki to vaccinate students directly in secondary, vocational schools
Helsinki, Aug 31 (IANS) Students in upper secondary schools and vocational institutions in the Finnish capital are to be directly vaccinated against Covid-19 between September 1-10, the City of Helsinki announced on Monday.
2021-08-31
Category: International, Finland,Health/Medicine
Finland's evacuation operation in Afghanistan ends with 413 people flown out
Helsinki, Aug 29 (IANS) Finland's evacuation operation in Afghanistan ended late on Friday night when persons responsible for the security of Finnish Embassy personnel were successfully sent to Kabul airport, the country's Ministry for Foreign Affairs said on Saturday.
2021-08-29
Category: International, Finland,International
Finnish oppn party elects 1st female chairperson
Helsinki, Aug 15 (IANS) Finland's opposition party, the Finns Party, has elected Riikka Purra, a 44-year-old MP, as its new chairperson, making her the first woman to hold the position.
2021-08-15
Category: International, Finland,Politics
Finland allows easier entry for fully-vaccinated travellers
Helsinki, July 7 (IANS) Travellers fully vaccinated against Covid-19, or with proof of having recovered from the disease, can enter Finland without any additional tests from Monday, the Finnish government said at a press conference on Tuesday.
2021-07-07
Category: International, Finland,Health/Medicine,Politics
Finland's auditor general dismissed over expenses claims
Helsinki, July 1 (IANS) The Finnish parliament has dismissed Tytti Yli-Viikari from her role as the auditor general, the first of its kind in the country's history.
2021-07-01
Category: International, Finland,Politics
Chopra bags javelin bronze at Kuortane Games
Kuortane (Finland), June 26 (IANS) Star Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra hurled the spear to a distance of 86.79 meters for bronze at the Kuortane Games here on Saturday.
2021-06-26
Category: International, Finland,Sports,Athletics
Finnish Parliament endorses 'historic' healthcare reform
Helsinki, June 24 (IANS) Finland's Parliament has endorsed a healthcare reform, which according to Prime Minister Sanna Marin is "historic".
2021-06-24
Category: International, Finland,Politics
Finland to introduce EU Digital Covid Certificate from June 22
Helsinki, June 18 (IANS) Finland will update its national Covid-19 vaccination certificate to ensure its inter-operability with the European Union's (EU) Digital Covid-19 Certificate starting from June 22, the country's National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) said.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Finland,Politics
Finland extends border curbs but eases entry requirements
Helsinki, June 18 (IANS) Finland has extended intra-European Union (EU) border controls until July 11, but announced the easing entry requirements from June 21 onwards.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Finland,Politics
Finland extends entry curbs till June 27
Helsinki, June 4 (IANS) The Finland government has announced the extension of its Covid-19 travel restrictions from other Schengen countries until June 27.
2021-06-04
Category: International, Finland,Politics
Finland resumes use of AstraZeneca vax
Helsinki, March 30 (IANS) Finland has resumed the use of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, but only for people over the age of 65, as per the guidelines issued by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL).
2021-03-30
Category: International, Finland,Health/Medicine
Finland retains title as world's happiest country
Helsinki, March 19 (IANS) For a fourth consecutive year and despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Finland has been ranked the world's happiest country, a UN report said on Friday.
2021-03-19
Category: International, Finland,Politics
Finland declares state of emergency
Helsinki, March 2 (IANS) The Finnish government has declared a state of emergency due to the worsening situation of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Finland,Politics
Finland n-power plant shutdown in Dec due to human error
Helsinki, Feb 11 (IANS) The Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) has confirmed that an automatic emergency shutdown of the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant on December 10, 2020, was due to human error and not because of a technological fault or equipment breakdown.
2021-02-11
Category: International, Finland,Politics
Parkinson's disease may up schizophrenia risk: Study
Helsinki, Jan 16 (IANS) Patients with a schizophrenia spectrum disorder have an increased risk of Parkinson's disease later in life.
2021-01-16
Category: International, Finland,Health/Medicine
5G to help add $8 trillion to global GDP by 2030: Nokia
Helsinki, Oct 13 (IANS) As Covid-19 accelerates medium and long-term digital investment and value creation, 5G-enabled industries have the potential to add $8 trillion to global GDP by 2030, suggests new research from Finnish telecom gear maker Nokia.
2020-10-13
Category: International, Finland,Business/Economy,Technology
Finnish PM Marin elected as chair of Social Democratic Party
Helsinki, Aug 24 (IANS) Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin was elected as the chairperson of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) at a party convention in Tampere, southern Finland.
2020-08-24
Category: International, Finland,Politics
Finland joins EU procurement programme for COVID-19 vaccines
Helsinki, Aug 21 (IANS) Finland has decided to take part in the joint European Union (EU) agreement to purchase coronavirus vaccines and informed the European Commission of its decision on Friday, the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health said in a statement.
2020-08-21
Category: International, Finland,Health/Medicine
Nokia phone maker HMD Global raises $230mn investment
Helsinki, Aug 11 (IANS) HMD Global, the maker of Nokia-branded phones, on Tuesday said it has raised $230 million (approximately Rs 1,715 crore) in the first closing of its current funding round that will help it expand presence in several markets including India.
2020-08-11
Category: International, Finland,Business/Economy,Technology
Finnish PM defends EU recovery package, dismisses domestic criticism
Helsinki, July 23 (IANS) Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin dismissed domestic criticism that the European Union (EU) recovery package -- clinched earlier this week at a special summit -- is a move towards wider integration of Europe.
2020-07-23
Category: International, Finland,Politics
Finnish PM says outcome of EU summit "acceptable"
Helsinki, July 22 (IANS) Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin said the compromise was acceptable to Finland regarding an unprecedented recovery deal reached by leaders of the 27 European Union (EU) member states following marathon negotiations, Finnish national broadcaster Yle reported.
2020-07-22
Category: International, Finland,Politics
Apple deploys new Nokia data centre products in Denmark
Helsinki, July 11 (IANS) Apple is deploying a new line of Nokia data centre switching products at its Denmark facility to improve its efficiency, the Finnish equipment maker has said.
2020-07-11
Category: International, Finland,Business/Economy,Technology
Nokia phone maker acquires cybersecurity firm Valona Labs
Helsinki, July 2 (IANS) HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, on Thursday announced it has acquired assets of mobile, enterprise and cybersecurity software firm Valona Labs for an undisclosed amount.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Finland,Business/Economy,Technology,Defence/Security
Nokia claims world record in 5G speeds
Helsinki, May 19 (IANS) Finnish telecom gear maker Nokia on Tuesday announced it has achieved the world's fastest 5G speeds in its Over-the-Air (OTA) network in Dallas, Texas.
2020-05-19
Category: International, Finland,Technology
Why some BMW and Audi owners love to break traffic rules
Helsinki, Jan 30 (IANS) Why do BMW and Audi owners often seem to break road laws and drive like madmen especially in night? According to a new study, self-centred men (but not women) who are argumentative, stubborn, disagreeable and unempathetic are much more likely to own a high-status car and break traffic rules.
2020-01-30
Category: International, Finland,Immigration/Law/Rights,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology
Why people love goosebumps during horror movies
Helsinki, Jan 26 (IANS) Do you know why some people like to watch horror movies like 'The Conjuring' despite the scare and frequent shouting episodes? If we ask researchers, this is because scary flicks manipulate brain expertly to enhance excitement.
2020-01-26
Category: International, Finland,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Finnish Minister to become world's youngest PM
Helsinki, Dec 9 (IANS) The 34-year-old Sanna Marin is set to become the world's youngest Prime Minister as head of a women-led coalition government in Finland, it was reported on Monday.
2019-12-09
Category: International, Finland,Politics
Brussels to ask UK for commissioner if Brexit delayed
Helsinki, Oct 24 (IANS) European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen said on Thursday she will ask the UK to suggest a British member for the Commission, if Brexit is delayed.
2019-10-24
Category: International, Finland,Politics
One killed in sword attack at Finnish college
Helsinki, Oct 1 (IANS) One person was killed and 10 others, including a police officer, were injured as a sword-brandishing man attacked teachers and students at a vocational college in Finland's Kuopio city on Tuesday, reports said.
2019-10-01
Category: International, Finland,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Android 10 Go edition update for budget phones confirmed
Helsinki, Sep 27 (IANS) HMD Global, the company behind Nokia, on Friday confirmed the Android 10 Go edition update for its entry-level smartphones.
2019-09-27
Category: International, Finland,Technology
Valtteri Bottas to stay at Mercedes for 2020 season
Nastola (Finland), Aug 29 (IANS) Finnish Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas will remain at Mercedes for the 2020 season.
2019-08-29
Category: International, Finland,Sports,Motorsports
Russia will respond to new US missile threat: Putin
Helsinki, Aug 22 (IANS) After the US recently tested a missile, Russian President Vladimir Putin said America's latest move has raised new threats to the country and will warrant a response from Moscow.
2019-08-22
Category: International, Finland,Politics
Hrithik, Tiger shoot 'risky' stunts on Finland ice
Helsinki, July 17 (IANS) Actors Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff shot an adrenaline-pumping car action sequence on ice in Finland for their upcoming film "War".
2019-07-17
Category: International, Finland,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
HMD Global moving all user data to Finland for security
Helsinki, June 18 (IANS) HMD Global, which makes and markets Nokia-branded phones, on Tuesday announced partnership with consultancy firm CGI and Google Cloud to move and store phone activation and performance data at the Google Cloud Region in Hamina, Finland for better protection.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Finland,Technology
Centre-left party wins Finland general election
Helsinki, April 15 (IANS) The centre-left Social Democratic Party (SDP) has narrowly won Finland's general election, with 17.7 per cent of the total votes.
2019-04-15
Category: International, Finland,Politics
Finnish government resigns after healthcare reform fails
Helsinki, March 8 (IANS) The government of Finland resigned on Friday, a month before parliamentary elections, citing a failure of the plan to reform the public healthcare system.
2019-03-08
Category: International, Finland,Politics
Nokia to cut jobs, says slow 5G progress not cause for layoffs
Helsinki, Jan 16 (IANS) Finnish telecommunication giant Nokia on Tuesday announced its plans to cut jobs, media reported.
2019-01-16
Category: International, Finland,Business/Economy,Technology