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Nokia net profit halved in fourth quarter

Finnish telecommunications equipment maker Nokia on Thursday said its fourth-quarter net profits halved amid its ongoing integration of Alcatel-Lucent of France that it bought last year.

Finland launches basic income experiment to overhaul welfare system

From the start of 2017, 2,000 people in Finland begin receiving a monthly government payment of around 600 dollars - whether employed or not. Finland hopes this social welfare experiment will modernize its labour market and boost employment.

Car drives into pedestrians in Finnish capital, injuring four

Four pedestrians were injured, at least one seriously, on Saturday when a car mounted a pavement in a suburb of the Finnish capital of Helsinki, police said.

Joulupukki, or Santa Claus, comes from Finland to Zagreb

Joulupukki, a Finnish Christmas figure. arrived in Zagreb from Lapland on Tuesday evening, and this most famous Finn, who is the Ambassador of goodwill, love and peace, will bring joy to children in the Croatian capital.

No political motive found in shooting of Finnish councillor, 2 others

Police investigating the fatal shooting of three women in a small town in south-east Finland have so far not found any political motive for the crime, police said Monday.

Town councillor among three dead in shooting in south-east Finland

One of the three women killed in a shooting overnight Sunday in Imatra in south-east Finland was the chair of the town council, police said, adding that a male suspect has been arrested.

Croatia-Finland ties good, emphasis should be put on economy

Croatia and Finland are friendly countries with good political relations that have a lot in common but their cooperation should be additionally strengthened on the economic front, Croatian Parliament Speaker Bozo Petrov and his guest, Finnish Parliament Speaker Maria Lohele, said on Thursday.

Wales held by Georgia, wins for Ukraine, Croatia in WC qualifiers

Wales dropped points in their bid for World Cup qualification when they were held 1-1 by Georgia in Cardiff on Sunday.

Anti-racist protests staged in Finnish cities

Thousands of people, including the Finnish premier and a former president, took part in demonstrations against racism and violence across several cities in Finland on Saturday.

Kosovo make their point on international football stage

After becoming a FIFA member in May, Kosovo celebrate a first point and first goal in international competition after a 1-1 draw against Finland in a World Cup qualifying match.

Kosovo boosted before World Cup opener as FIFA lets players switch

World Cup debutants Kosovo are being boosted Monday before their first-ever qualifier against Finland as players are still being assessed for eligibility, world governing body FIFA said.

Russian President Putin in Finland discusses means of building trust

Efforts to reduce tensions in the Baltic Sea region took centre stage Friday when Russian President Vladimir Putin visited neighbouring Finland for talks with his Finnish counterpart.

Brexit prompts warnings from Finland, vow to back single market terms

Britain would have to sign up to "free movement of people" and not only the free flow of goods, services and capital if the country wanted access to the EU single market after leaving the bloc, Finnish officials said Friday during a special session on the question.

Russian President Putin travels to Finland for talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin was set to travel to neighbouring Finland Friday for a one-day working visit and talks with his Finnish counterpart.

Finnish foreign minister: EU referendum not due in near future

Finland is not likely to stage a referendum on EU membership during the current government's term, said Foreign Minister Timo Soini, head of the eurosceptic Finns Party.

Tusk says EU and Britain would be "weaker" without each other

Both the European Union and Britain would be "distinctly weaker" if British voters approve leaving the bloc, EU President Donald Tusk said Thursday during a visit to Finland.

Finnish-Croatian gender equality project presented

The purpose of the project, to last 15 months, is to introduce the principle of gender equality in policies at all levels, the head of the Gender Equality Office, Helena Stimac Radin, said.

Finland adopts tougher asylum stance on Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia

Finland on Tuesday tightened its stance when considering asylum bids from Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia, citing "improved" security in the three conflict-ridden countries.

Finnish health professionals visit Croatian rehabilitation hospital

Naftalan is the only hospital in Europe and one of the few in the world to provide treatment for skin and inflammatory rheumatic diseases using a unique natural resource - naftalan mineral oil.

Nokia reports first-quarter net loss of 583 million dollars

Finnish telecommunications equipment maker Nokia reported a first-quarter net loss of 513 million euros (583 million dollars) on Tuesday in its first report since acquiring rival Alcatel-Lucent of France in January.

Nokia reports fourth-quarter net profit of 563 million dollars

Finnish telecommunications equipment maker Nokia on Thursday reported a 54-per-cent rise in fourth-quarter net profit.

Finland reports second travel-related Zika case

Finland has had a second travel-related case of the mosquito-borne Zika virus since June, a Finnish health official said Wednesday, confirming a news report.

Finland, Sweden examine sex assault charges mirroring German cases

Police in Finland and Sweden said Friday they were investigating several criminal complaints from women who say they were sexually attacked on New Year's Eve, in incidents similar to German cases that have caused widespread uproar.

Nokia secures control of French group Alcatel-Lucent

The Finnish telecommunications group Nokia said Monday that it has gained control of Alcatel-Lucent of France through a public exchange offer, securing almost 80 per cent of the French firm's share capital and voting rights.

Report: Visa requirement blocks asylum seekers via Germany to Finland

Recent rules introduced by Finland requiring ferry passengers to have visas has shut down a route used by asylum seekers to the Nordic country from Germany, a Finnish newspaper reported Saturday.