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Endangered Finnish seals go online to highlight plight

LAKE SAIMAA, Finland (AP) — Wildlife conservationists in Finland are planning to give endangered seals a spot of online fame by streaming encounters with some of the few hundred remaining mammals in a...

Danish court allows extradition of South Korean woman

AALBORG, Denmark (AP) — A Danish court on Wednesday upheld a decision by the public prosecutor in Copenhagen to allow the extradition of the daughter of the former confidante of South Korea's ousted p...

Cyborgs at work: employees getting implanted with microchips

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The syringe slides in between the thumb and index finger. Then, with a click, a microchip is injected in the employee's hand. Another "cyborg" is created. What could...

British actress Emma Thompson turns down Trump offer

HELSINKI (AP) — British actress Emma Thompson says she once turned down an offer by Donald Trump to stay at the Trump Towers, years before he became the U.S. president. Speaking on a...

Who's happy, who's not: Norway tops list, US falls

OSLO, Norway (AP) — If you want to pursue happiness, grab a winter coat. A new report shows Norway is the happiest country on Earth, Americans are getting sadder, and it takes more t...

Trump comments put focus on Sweden's embrace of immigrants

HELSINKI (AP) — When a riot broke out in a predominantly immigrant Stockholm suburb this week, the biggest surprise for many Swedes was that a police officer found it necessary to fire his gun. ...

Syrian aid conference appeals for $8 billion in aid

HELSINKI (AP) — As talks between Syrian factions and the government concluded in Kazakhstan, U.N. agencies and non-governmental groups at an aid conference in Finland appealed Tuesday for more than $8...

Norwegian mass murderer in court over prison conditions

SKIEN, Norway (AP) — Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in a 2011 bomb-and-shooting rampage, is set to address a court reviewing a government appeal against a ruling ...

Norway in court defends treatment of mass murderer Breivik

SKIEN, Norway (AP) — Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in a 2011 rampage, is in touch with fellow right-wing extremists from behind bars, a government attorney said ...

Norwegian mass murderer Breivik in court in appeals case

SKIEN, Norway (AP) — A Norwegian court is reviewing a government appeal against a ruling that it treated mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik inhumanely by placing him in solitary confinement and rest...

Norwegian mass murderer Breivik in human rights appeal case

HELSINKI (AP) — Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in a bombing and shooting rampage in 2011, is returning to court this week as the government appeals a ruling that ...

Santa summit cheer can't hide Finland's unease about Russia

LAPPEENRANTA, Finland (AP) — Santa and Father Frost, not tanks and troops, have met up at the busiest border crossing between Russia and Finland. But despite the jovial ho-ho-hos in ...

Gunman kills 3 in Finland; police say no political motive

HELSINKI (AP) — A gunman in Finland killed a local town councilor and two journalists in an apparent random shooting in a small town's nightlife district, police said Sunday. A local man was detained ...

WORLD SPORTS at 0000 GMT

TOP STORY: CAR--F1-BRAZILIAN GP SAO PAULO — Lewis Hamilton won Sunday's rain-delayed Brazil Grand Prix at Interlagos, and Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg again settl...

Hirscher leads Matt for Austrian 1-2 finish at WCup slalom

LEVI, Finland (AP) — It took Austria's Marcel Hirscher just two races to get back to where he finished each of the past five seasons — on top of the men's World Cup overall standings. ...