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World 14 Apr 2019 | 7:28 PM Premium

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.

World 08 Apr 2019 | 9:24 PM Premium

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.

World 29 Mar 2019 | 6:34 PM Premium

Finnish nationalists rise to third place in poll ahead of elections

HELSINKI (Reuters) - The nationalist Finns Party has overtaken Prime Minister Juha Sipila's Centre Party to become Finland's third-most popular party before an April 14 election, according to a poll published by public broadcaster Yle on Friday.

World 08 Mar 2019 | 8:55 PM Premium

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.

World 08 Mar 2019 | 5:31 PM Premium

Finland's outgoing PM: 'hugely disappointed' at cabinet fall

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's outgoing Prime Minister Juha Sipila said on Friday he was "hugely disappointed" that his cabinet had to resign over its failure to pass a long-planned healthcare reform.

Business 29 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM Premium

World’s happiest country gets reality check on job creation

HELSINKI: Finland is ranked the world’s happiest country, but its population is ageing faster than most and that’s putting pressure on the government to get more people into jobs to help pay for those retiring.

World 14 Jan 2019 | 8:06 PM Premium

Finns rush to back withdrawing asylum from sex offenders

HELSINKI (Reuters) - A Finnish citizens' initiative to withdraw asylum from people convicted of sex crimes received tens of thousands of signatures over the weekend and has become an important political issue ahead of this year's parliamentary elections.

World 14 Jan 2019 | 1:15 AM Premium

Sex abuse cases colour immigration debate before Finnish election

HELSINKI (Reuters) - The parliamentary heads of two of Finland's largest parties have called for action after investigations against 19 foreign-born men on suspicion of sexual abuse of minors.

World 16 Nov 2018 | 2:04 AM Premium

Finland says GPS signal disruption during NATO war games came from Russia

HELSINKI (Reuters) - The disruption of Finland's global positioning system (GPS) signal during recent NATO war games came from Russian territory, the Finnish foreign ministry said on Thursday.

World 14 Nov 2018 | 12:51 AM Premium

Joining Finland, Norway says Russia may have jammed GPS signal in Arctic

OSLO (Reuters) - Russia was the likely culprit behind the disruption of GPS navigation signals over northern Scandinavia during recent NATO military exercises, Norway's defence minister said on Tuesday.