Ring fires Finland to upset 1-0 win over Iceland

TAMPERE, Finland — Finland handed an upset 1-0 defeat to Iceland on Saturday to win its first match in the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign. Finland earned just a single point from the previous six qualifiers — a draw against Kosovo — while Iceland kept momentum from its inspiring run to the Euro 2016 quarterfinals…



Immigration hardliner Jussi Halla-aho elected to lead Finland’s populist Finns Party

TALLINN, Estonia — An immigration hardliner has been elected as leader of a euroskeptic group that sits in Finland’s three-party centre-right government. The Finns Party elected Jussi Halla-aho on Saturday as its chairman to replace Foreign Minister Timo Soini, who stepped down after two 10-year terms as chairman. A European Parliament member, the 46-year-old Halla-aho…


2017 Eurovision Review – Finland

Finland has been one of those countries where I’ve found the entries to be hit or miss, leaning more towards the hit side, and after their non-qualification last year on a song that I reviewed and rated highly last year, I was hoping for yet another good song from Finland that Europe would love just […]


3Novices:Money for nothing?

Two thousand jobless Finns are being given a basic income instead of welfare. http://ift.tt/2jox0U3 #3Novices #News #OnlineMedia 3Novices Europe


3Novices:Several hurt as car ploughs into crowd in Finland

When a vehicle ploughs into pedestrians in today’s Europe, fears of a terror attack are inevitable. http://ift.tt/2iR1Mpa #3Novices #News #OnlineMedia 3Novices


Finland Has an App to Help Drivers Avoid Hitting Reindeer

(ROVANIEMI, Finland) — There’s good news for Rudolph and his friends — an app is helping officials reduce the number of reindeer killed in traffic accidents in Finland. Some 300,000 reindeer freely wander the wilds of Lapland in Arctic Finland. An estimated 4,000 are killed every year through road accidents, officials say, and compensation to…


3Novices:Finland shooting: Three women killed outside restaurant in Imatra

A gunman in Finland kills three women – a local politician and two journalists – in Imatra. http://ift.tt/2gUV2oK #3Novices #News #OnlineMedia 3Novices Europe