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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...

Pompeo: 1940 Soviet occupation of Baltics 'a criminal act'

HELSINKI (AP) — The top U.S. diplomat says the Soviet occupation and annexation of the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in 1940 was “a criminal act” and draws parallel with present-day R...

Danish prime minister gets wedding on third scheduling try

HELSINKI (AP) — Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has managed to get married after her wedding was postponed and then rescheduled due to a busy first year in office that included the coronavirus...

Finnish Air Force Command drops swastika logo as insignia

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's Air Force Command has discreetly dropped a swastika logo from its unit emblem — after a century — and replaced it with a neutral insignia featuring a golden eagle. ...

Radioactivity hike seen in northern Europe; source unknown

HELSINKI (AP) — Nordic authorities say they detected slightly increased levels of radioactivity in northern Europe this month that Dutch officials said may be from a source in western Russia and may “...

Finland in pain as border closure blocks Russian tourists

HELSINKI, Finland (AP) — Finns in the Nordic nation's eastern border region say they haven't seen anything like this since the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union. The closure of Finl...

Fox News reporter attacked, chased from demonstration

NEW YORK (AP) — A Fox News reporter was pummeled and chased by protesters who had gathered outside the White House early Saturday as part of nationwide unrest following the death of George Floyd. ...

Germany breaks taboo in effort to get EU through pandemic

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany’s agreement to share debt with other EU countries to finance an economic recovery plan is being greeted as an overdue sign of unity in the face of the worst downturn ...

City of Malmo set to relocate vandalized Ibrahimovic statue

The city of Malmo has had enough of repeated acts of vandalism on soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimovic's statue outside the local football club's stadium and is set to move it to a new location, according t...

Coronavirus takes a toll in Sweden's immigrant community

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The flight from Italy was one of the last arrivals that day at the Stockholm airport. A Swedish couple in their 50s walked up and loaded their skis into Razzak Khalaf's taxi. ...

Body in Swedish river was missing Pakistani journalist

HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish police say they have identified a body found late last month in a river as that of missing Pakistani journalist Sajid Hussain. Police in Uppsala, a university...

He led a neo-Nazi group linked to bomb plots. He was 13.

HELSINKI, Finland (AP) — He called himself “Commander” online. He was a leader of an international neo-Nazi group linked to plots to attack a Las Vegas synagogue and detonate a car bomb at a major U.S...