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2nd body found after landslide in Norway; 8 still missing

HELSINKI (AP) — Rescue teams searching for survivors four days after a landslide carried away homes in a Norwegian village found no signs of life Saturday amid the ruined buildings and debris. ...

Search continues for survivors after major Norway landslide

HELSINKI (AP) — Rescue workers in Norway on Thursday continued searching for 10 people, including children, who are missing a day after a massive landslide struck a residential area near the capital. ...

US grants $169M in military aid to Baltic nations for 2021

HELSINKI (AP) — The United States has allocated $169 million in military aid to the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania for 2021, the Estonian Defense Ministry said Wednesday. ...

Grounded Baltic Sea ferry pulled off seabed, resumes trip

HELSINKI (AP) — A passenger ferry that ran aground in heavy winds in a Baltic Sea archipelago between Finland and Sweden was dragged off the shore and towed early Sunday to a port, where some of its o...

Finland fast-tracks ID code law change after hacking case

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — The government of Finland said Thursday it was preparing legislation that would allow citizens to change their personal identity codes citizens in cases of gross data breaches ...

Estonia's far-right leader survives U.S. elex comment vote

HELSINKI (AP) — The leader of Estonia’s far-right populist party, a key Cabinet member, has survived a vote of confidence at the country's Parliament despite uproar over his statements that the U.S. p...

Finland shocked by therapy center hacking, client blackmail

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland’s interior minister summoned key Cabinet members into an emergency meeting Sunday after hundreds of patient records at a private Finnish psychotherapy center were accessed by a...

A taste for travel? Finnair to sell plane food in shops

HELSINKI (AP) — Finnish carrier Finnair will start selling business class airplane food in supermarkets in a move to keep its catering staff employed and to offer a taste of the airline experience to ...

Teen assumes Finland's PM post for a day in "Girls Takeover"

Associated Press (AP) — A 16-year-old girl ceremoniously assumed the post of Finnish prime minister for one day for the “Girls Takeover” program — part of the U.N. International Day of the Girl to rai...

Finland deploys coronavirus-sniffing dogs at main airport

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland has deployed coronavirus-sniffing dogs at the Nordic country’s main international airport in a four-month trial of an alternative testing method that could become a cost-friend...

As Europe faces 2nd wave of virus, tracing apps lack impact

LONDON (AP) — Mobile apps tracing new COVID-19 cases were touted as a key part of Europe’s plan to beat the coronavirus outbreak. Seven months into the pandemic, virus cases are surging again and the ...

European court: Finland failed to seize school shooter's gun

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — A European court ruled Thursday that Finnish authorities failed to perform their duty of diligence by not confiscating a 22-year-old man's gun before he had the chance to shoot...

Mozart meets COVID-19: Finnish opera adapts classic piece

HELSINKI (AP) — After being forced to cancel all its spring season performances due to the coronavirus outbreak, Finland's National Opera is opening this fall with an opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ...

Sweden steps up its defense activities in Baltic Sea region

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden is stepping up its defense activities in the Baltic Sea region due to what a high-ranking official called “a deteriorating security situation" as Russia and NATO conduct milita...

Finland's Social Democrats elect PM Marin, 34, as leader

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin has assumed the leadership of her own party eight months after taking the top job in the Nordic nation in December, when she became the world’s you...