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Passenger ferry Viking Grace with 400 people runs aground off Finland

A passenger ferry ran aground off the Finnish Åland Islands in the Baltic Sea becoming stranded close to the port of Mariehamn on Saturday. The Coastguard said the Viking Grace was towed to the port on Sunday morning, and the passengers would be evacuated. About 400 people spent the night on board. It earlier said […]

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Monkeys prefer traffic sounds instead of the noises of the jungle, researchers find

Monkeys in a Finnish zoo have demonstrated a “significant” preference for traffic sounds instead of the noises of the jungle, researchers have found. As part of an experiment to see how technology could improve the well-being of captive animals, researchers installed a tunnel fitted with sensors in the enclosure of the monkeys at Helsinki’s Korkeasaari Zoo, […]

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Finland deploys coronavirus-sniffing dogs to quickly, cheaply detect infected travellers at international airport

Finland has deployed coronavirus-sniffer dogs at the Nordic country’s main international airport in a four-month trial of an alternative testing method that could become a cost-friendly and quick way to identify infected travelers. Four dogs of different breeds trained by Finland’s Smell Detection Association started working Wednesday at the Helsinki Airport as part of the […]

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After comparing Angela Merkel to Hitler Malta’s ambassador to Finland quits

Malta’s ambassador to Finland resigned after comparing German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, local media said. Michael Zammit Tabona reportedly wrote on his Facebook page: “Seventy-five years ago we stopped Hitler. Who will stop Angela Merkel? She has fulfilled Hitler’s dream! To control Europe.” The post was deleted later. Maltese Foreign Minister […]

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Finland’s new prime minister is considering a four-day workweek

Finland’s 34-year-old new prime minister, Sanna Marin, has floated the idea of a four-day workweek, but critics call the idea crazy. However, recent experiments found that a reduced working week boosted productivity. In August, Microsoft Japan tested a four-day week, productivity work shot up by about 40%. One Melbourne organisation found a six-hour working day […]

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Finland’s Sanna Marin, 34, to become world’s youngest Prime Minister

Finland’s Social Democrats elected a 34-year-old former transport minister to the post of prime minister on Sunday, making her the youngest head of government. Sanna Marin narrowly won Sunday’s vote to replace outgoing leader Antti Rinne, who resigned on Tuesday after losing the confidence of the coalition partner Centre Party over his handling of a […]

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Man creates fake border post to loot Asian migrant workers

Russian authorities detained a man who has built a fake frontier post in the woods near the country’s border with Finland and promised to smuggle four South Asian migrant workers into the Europe. The man erected mock border posts and charged the four men more than $10,000 to take them to EU member Finland. Authorities […]