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Nokia to cut up to 10,000 jobs to ramp up R&D in 5G race

HELSINKI (AP) — Wireless network maker Nokia says it is planning to cut up to 10,000 jobs, or over 10% of its staff, to reduce costs as it invests in research and development and tries to cement its r...

Finnish rally legend 'Flying Finn' Hannu Mikkola dies at 78

HELSINKI (AP) — Hannu Mikkola, the 1983 rally world champion and one of Finland’s rally greats who earned the nickname the “Flying Finn” and international renown in a driving career spanning more than...

Estonia report: Russia bets on COVID-19 weakening the West

HELSINKI (AP) — Estonia’s foreign intelligence agency said on Wednesday that Russia is counting on the COVID-19 pandemic to weaken unity in the West which will help Moscow gain a more prominent role i...

Sierra Leone man on trial in Finland for Liberian war crimes

HELSINKI (AP) — A trial has started in Finland for a Sierra Leone man charged with committing serious war crimes, including several murders, and crimes against humanity during Liberia’s bloody second ...

Finnish Arctic town bids for 2032 Olympics in climate move

HELSINKI (AP) — A tiny town in Finland’s Arctic Lapland region is bidding to host the 2032 Summer Olympics, in a tongue-in-cheek awareness-building campaign with serious undertones to draw attention t...

Estonia to get 1st female PM as government deal clinched

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonia’s two biggest political parties say they have clinched a deal to form a new government to be led by a female prime minister for the first time in the Baltic country’s h...

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 ...

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...