Anne Kauranen

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17 May 2019 | 7:16 PM

Ministers agree way for Russia to rejoin Europe's human rights body

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Foreign ministers from the Council of Europe, the continent's chief human rights watchdog, reached an agreement on Friday that opens the way for Russia to return to the organisation, resolving a dispute that began after Moscow's seizure of Crimea.

15 Apr 2019 | 7:03 PM

Finland's Social Democrats seek coalition allies as political landscape fragments

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's Social Democrats (SDP) embarked on Monday on the complex task of forming a governing coalition, after beating a nationalist, anti-immigration party by a hairsbreadth in the most fragmented election in the country's history.

14 Apr 2019 | 7:28 PM

Finnish Social Democrats and nationalist Finns Party nearly tied in election

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's leftist Social Democrats and the nationalist Finns Party emerged nearly tied to win Sunday's general election, reflecting a mounting sense of insecurity in the Nordic nation over immigration, welfare and climate change.

8 Apr 2019 | 9:24 PM

Care home scandal nudges Finland's voters back toward Social Democrats

FORSSA, Finland (Reuters) - In a Nordic country used to a high level of state social care, Finns were shocked to hear of care homes leaving elderly patients all night in soaked diapers, a scandal that may play a part in helping the left return to power after 20 years in opposition.

8 Mar 2019 | 8:55 PM

Finland's cabinet quits over failure to deliver healthcare reform

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's coalition government resigned on Friday a month ahead of a general election, saying it could not deliver on a healthcare reform package that is widely seen as crucial to securing long-term government finances.

14 Jan 2019 | 6:09 PM

Finns with fins make a splash at 'mermaiding' classes

ESPOO (Reuters) - At a pool in Espoo, near Finland's capital Helsinki, Maija Mottonen is teaching adults to swim like mermaids in a class that combines fantasy with fitness.

7 Nov 2018 | 6:40 PM

Irish PM sees chances fading for Brexit deal in November

HELSINKI (Reuters) - The chances of sealing a deal on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union this month are fading, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday.

3 Nov 2018 | 1:22 AM

Dethroned at home, Finland's Stubb lives and breathes Europe

HELSINKI/BERLIN (Reuters) - He was too sporty, too international and too outspoken for his small country -- but he has no qualms about campaigning to become the next European Commission President.

22 Oct 2018 | 9:41 PM

Russian oligarch under U.S. sanctions files suit against Nordic banks

HELSINKI (Reuters) - A Russian businessman under U.S. sanctions over the Ukraine conflict due to his close ties with President Vladimir Putin has filed suit against four Nordic banks, accusing them of discrimination, a court said on Monday.

30 Aug 2018 | 9:17 PM

It's time for realism in EU-Russia ties - France's Macron

HELSINKI (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron urged the European Union on Thursday to modernise its post-Cold War ties with Russia and pursue "strategic relations" with Turkey as well as other close neighbours, including in defence matters.