Maltese envoy resigns after comparing Merkel to Hitler
Malta's ambassador to Finland has resigned after a Facebook post in which he compared German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Adolf Hitler, The Times of Malta reported.
Finland tightens border with Sweden to stem coronavirus
Finland announced tougher controls on Tuesday to further reduce arrivals from its neighbours including Sweden, where measures to tackle the coronavirus have been less severe and infection rates higher.
Pulkkanen has arguably the best hat game on the European Tour
Tapio Pulkkanen of Finland shot a career-low opening-round 64 to go to the top of the leader board at the 2019 Italian Open, reports golfdigest.com. Midway through the opening round of the Italian Open, Pulkkanen held a one-stroke lead.
How living in deprived neighbourhood raises early death risk
People that live in a poor neighbourhood face a higher risk of ill health and early death, scientists say. And the longer the person stays stuck in a deprived area, the more likely they are to suffer the health consequences.
Reward our teachers on earth!
The recent investigative report of a newspaper on the scarcity of teachers in public schools and the revelation that nearly 80 per cent of the states in the country have placed embargo on recruitment, are shocking and tragic. It is such dismal revelations that must question the whole idea of having a government in the…
How Finland Moved From A Suicide Hopspot To World's Happiest Country
When the UN crowned Finland the world's happiest nation last month for the second year running, there were still quite a few eyebrows raised. How could this Nordic country, better known for its harsh weather and high suicide rate, be the world's happiest? Although international comparisons are imperfect due to holes in the data, in…
Fitzpatrick fires seven-under 65 to lead Dubai Desert Classic
Matthew Fitzpatrick finished with four straight birdies to take a one-shot lead after the opening round of the Dubai Desert Classic yesterday, Reuters reports. The Englishman recovered from a bogey on the sixth hole to post seven-under-par 65, his best opening-round score since the 2015 British Masters, where he won the title. In perfect scoring…
We did not receive visa application from AFN, says Finland Embassy
The Embassy of Finland in Nigeria has described as false reports in the Nigerian media that they were responsible for the inability of three young Nigerian athletes to travel for the just ended 17th IAAF World U-20 Championship in Tampere, Finland. Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Secretary General, Amaechi Akawo, had revealed three days before…
Finnish police ask Spain for info on Puigdemont arrest warrant
Finnish police said Saturday they had requested more information from Spanish authorities before acting on an arrest warrant issued against Catalonia's former president Carles Puigdemont, though it was unclear whether he was actually in Finland.
Finns set to re-elect Niinisto to ease Russia concerns
Finland's pragmatic president Sauli Niinisto, whose skills at staving off tensions with the Nordic nation's powerful neighbour Russia have earned him popularity among voters, was poised to win another six-year term following voting Sunday. The 69-year-old, who campaigned as an independent, has skilfully shifted the EU member state closer to NATO without antagonising Russia, with…