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High-ranking US diplomat in Finland for Russia talks

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Ring free kick fires Finland to 1-0 win over Iceland

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Ring free kick fires Finland to 1-0 win over Iceland

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Killer 'targeted women' in Finland's first suspected terror attack

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Finland stabbing was terror attack, police ID suspect as Moroccan

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Several wounded in Finland stabbing; suspect shot in the leg

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Finland raises yearly allowance for Estonians who fought with Finnish forces to EUR 2000
TALLINN - The government of Finland has decided to raise the size of the annual allowance paid to Estonian volunteers who fought with the Finnish army in World War II to 2000 euros from the present 590 euros. The increase in the allowance for Estonian volunteers who fought with Finnish forces in 1941-1944 has been set out in Finland's state budget, Iltalehti newspaper said   Read More ...
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For Blackhawks top draft pick Henri Jokiharju, leaving Finland paid off
If you're walking downtown and you accidentally run into a 6-foot-1 Finnish 18-year-old with blond hair, staring up toward the sky, try not to hold it against him. He's just getting a good look at the buildings. Henri Jokiharju, a defenseman from Finland who was the Hawks' first-round draft pick in June, spent part of his summer getting acclimated to his future home   Read More ...
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High-ranking US diplomat in Finland for Russia talks
Helsinki — A high-ranking U.S. diplomat has arrived in Finland for talks with his Russian counterpart to calm tensions between Washington and Moscow that have escalated to a level not seen since the Cold War. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon met Monday with the Finnish President Sauli Niinisto ahead of discussions with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov at an undisclosed location in Helsinki   Read More ...
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Bulls' Lauri Markkanen stars as Finland beats Poland in double OT at EuroBasket
Lauri Markkanen even playing for Finland on Sunday in their epic double overtime victory over Poland at FIBA’s EuroBasket tournament could’ve been cause for celebration for Bulls fans. Some observers feared the worst Saturday when Markannen had to be helped off the court after appearing to suffer a leg contusion as he missed the final shot in Finland’s loss to Slovenia   Read More ...
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All eyes on Finland - Iceland match
A great crowd of people gathered at Ingólfstorg square last night to watch the Iceland - Austria match at the UEFA Women's Euro 2017. The Icelandic people are on the edges of their seats as the Icelandic Women’s National Team’s first match in EURO 2017 starts. The first game is against France, a team many believe likely to win the tournament   Read More ...
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Alexander Ring free kick fires Finland to 1-0 win over Iceland
Alexander Ring scored a stunning early free kick for Finland as they beat Iceland 1-0 in Tampere on Saturday, dealing a severe blow to the visitors’ hopes of direct qualification for next year’s World Cup finals in Russia. Iceland were second in Group I on 13 points coming into the game, with Croatia, who play bottom side Kosovo later on Saturday, ahead of them on goal difference, while Finland had mustered a single point from six qualifying matches   Read More ...
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Ring free kick fires Finland to 1-0 win over Iceland
REUTERS: Alexander Ring scored a stunning early free kick for Finland as they beat Iceland 1-0 in Tampere on Saturday, dealing a severe blow to the visitors' hopes of direct qualification for next year's World Cup finals in Russia. Iceland were second in Group I on 13 points coming into the game, with Croatia, who play bottom side Kosovo later on Saturday, ahead of them on goal difference, while Finland had mustered a single point from six qualifying matches   Read More ...
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Ring fires Finland to upset 1-0 win over Iceland
TAMPERE, Finland (AP) — 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 to lead Group I with Croatia   Read More ...
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Ring fires Finland to upset 1-0 win over Iceland
TAMPERE, Finland (AP) — 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 to lead Group I with Croatia   Read More ...
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Ring free kick fires Finland to 1-0 win over Iceland
(Reuters) - Alexander Ring scored a stunning early free kick for Finland as they beat Iceland 1-0 in Tampere on Saturday, dealing a severe blow to the visitors' hopes of direct qualification for next year's World Cup finals in Russia. Iceland were second in Group I on 13 points coming into the game, with Croatia, who play bottom side Kosovo later on Saturday, ahead of them on goal difference, while Finland had mustered a single point from six qualifying matches   Read More ...
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IJsland gaat onderuit in Finland
IJsland heeft een verrassende nederlaag geleden bij Finland in de WK-kwalificatie. Eén van de verrassingen van het EK van vorig jaar in Frankrijk ging met 1-0 onderuit in Tampere.   Read More ...
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China's Alipay introduced to Finland's biggest department store
Finland's biggest chain of department stores Stockmann agreed on Friday to install China's Alipay as one of its payment methods. The move was considered a milestone for the Chinese mobile payment platform to be recognized in Europe. The first sale ever done through Alipay at a Stockmann cashier desk was operated on Friday morning by the giant retailer's chief commercial officer Anna Salmi, who sold a pair of glass mugs to Yin Wei, chief financial officer of Finnish mobile payment company ePassi, Alipay's partner in Finland   Read More ...
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Thousands of Icelanders Expected at Finland Match
Nearly 3,000 Icelanders are expected to attend Iceland’s World Cup qualifying match against Finland next Saturday, reports. The Iceland men’s national football team will face the Finnish team in Tampere, Finland. Klara Bjartmarz, general manager of the Football Association of Iceland (KSÍ), told Morgunblaðið that almost 3,000 tickets have been sold and are nearly all sold out. Today is the last day to pick up purchased tickets, and Bjartmarz stated those which are not picked up may be sold again   Read More ...
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‘We have a lot of blond women in Finland’: Trump thought two female reporters were the same person
"You're going to give her the same one?” “No, she's not the same.” “We have a lot of blond women in Finland.” pic.twitter.com/37m8aw9vvP. Then Trump started freelancing. Joint news conferences with foreign leaders typically follow a short, rigid format: two questions for U.S. journalists and two for reporters from the home country of the president's counterpart. Thirteen times before, Trump has adhered to this structure   Read More ...
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Moroccan held in deadly Finland stabbing attack lied about name, age
HELSINKI – A Moroccan man who is facing charges in a stabbing attack that killed two people and wounded eight others in Finland, lied about his name and age, Finnish police said Sunday. The suspect has been hospitalized since officers shot him in the thigh to stop the Aug. 18 knife attack in the southwestern city of Turku, 170 km (105 miles) west of the Finnish capital, Helsinki   Read More ...
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American holds onto Air Guitar World Championship title
OULU, Finland - Matt "Airistotle" Burns is the best when it comes to pretend playing guitar. The American successfully defended his title at the 22nd Air Guitar World Championships in Oulu, Finland on Friday after competing in the finals against 15 contestants from South Korea, Pakistan, Sweden, Britain, Canada and other countries. Burns, of Staten Island, New York, finished ahead of runners-up Patrick "Ehrwolf" Culek of Germany and Alexander "The Jinja Assassin" of Australia, who tied for second place   Read More ...
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Finland police release man held in fatal knife rampage
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Finnish police say they have released a man in connection with the Aug. 18 stabbing attack in the western city of Turku that left two people dead and eight injured. The National Bureau of Investigation said Saturday the man who was arrested Wednesday together with another suspect "is no longer suspected of any crime." Abderrahman Mechkah, an 18-year-old Moroccan asylum-seeker, is suspected of the rampage which police say deliberately targeted women and is currently being investigated as murder with possible terrorist intent   Read More ...
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Finland police release man held in fatal knife rampage
COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Finnish police say they have released a man in connection with the Aug. 18 stabbing attack in the western city of Turku that left two people dead and eight injured. The National Bureau of Investigation said Saturday the man who was arrested Wednesday together with another suspect "is no longer suspected of any crime." Abderrahman Mechkah, an 18-year-old Moroccan asylum-seeker, is suspected of the rampage which police say deliberately targeted women and is currently being investigated as murder with possible terrorist intent   Read More ...
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Finland police release man held in fatal knife rampage
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Finnish police say they have released a man in connection with the Aug. 18 stabbing attack in the western city of Turku that left two people dead and eight injured. The National Bureau of Investigation said Saturday the man who was arrested Wednesday together with another suspect "is no longer suspected of any crime." Abderrahman Mechkah, an 18-year-old Moroccan asylum-seeker, is suspected of the rampage which police say deliberately targeted women and is currently being investigated as murder with possible terrorist intent   Read More ...
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Nederlandse voetballers vrijuit in Finland
Vier Nederlandse voetballers die in Finland waren beschuldigd van matchfixing, worden daar niet voor bestraft. Ze gaan vrijuit. De vier speelden voor de club Atlantis FC. Die krijgt twaalf punten aftrek, de voorzitter wordt een jaar geschorst, aldus de Volkskrant.   Read More ...
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CCFC trio returns from training stint in Finland
Chennai City FC’s Edwin Sydney Vanspaul, Michael Soosairaj and A. Beautin, who were on a month-long training stint in Finland, returned home on Wednesday. Impressed with the facilities there, Edwin said: “The setup is more professional there and the training is more structured with a lot of emphasis on fitness and strength training.” The trio’s trip to Oulu was a part of the larger agreement that Chennai City FC has entered with Finnish second-tier side Hercules JS for football development   Read More ...
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Moroccan Man Admits Deadly Stabbing Attack in Finland
Photo TURKU, Finland — A young Moroccan man has admitted to his role in a deadly stabbing rampage last week, which the authorities have called Finland’s first terrorist attack in decades, officials announced on Tuesday. Police said that the man — who has been tentatively identified as Abderrahman Mechkah, 18, and who appeared in court here on Tuesday via a video feed from his hospital bed — had admitted to the stabbings   Read More ...
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Knifeman, 18, admits killing two women in Finland attack as he’s pictured in hospital bed after being shot by cops
A TEENAGER who has admitted killing two women in a horrific knife attack on the streets of Finland has been pictured in his hospital bed. Abderrahman Mechka, 18, denied police accusations the attacks were motivated by terrorism in court today, his lawyer has said. Cops shot Mechka in the leg to bring the rampage on the streets of Turku to an end on Friday   Read More ...
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Dader steekpartij Finland bekent
Abderrahman Mechkah, de man die werd verdacht van het plegen van een steekpartij in de Finse stad Turku, heeft dinsdag bekend. Dat meldt persbureau Reuters op basis van de advocaat van de verdachte. De advocaat zegt dat de 18-jarige man van Marokkaanse komaf geen terroristisch motief heeft gehad. De politie in Finland ging wel uit van een terroristische daad.   Read More ...
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Moroccan suspected of killing two in Finland was known as suspected extremist but was not being monitored
The suspect in a deadly stabbing spree in Finland was known to the country's intelligence service as a suspected extremist, but he wasn't being monitored at the time of the attack. Abderrahman Mechkah, an 18-year-old asylum seeker from Morocco, is accused of fatally stabbing two women and injuring eight other people, including a Brit, in the city of Turku. He was shot in the leg and arrested by police, who are treating it as Finland's first terrorism-related attack   Read More ...
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Finland names suspect in stabbings that killed 2, injured 8
HELSINKI — A court in Finland has named the suspect in a stabbing rampage that killed two and wounded eight as 18-year-old Moroccan Abderrahman Mechkah, who is being treated in hospital after police shot him in the leg to subdue him in the south-western city of Turku. According to court documents released Monday, regional police have requested the detention of Mechkah, a Moroccan asylum-seeker, on suspicion of murder, attempted murder, and terrorism crimes   Read More ...
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Finland names suspect in stabbings that killed 2, injured 8
HELSINKI — A court in Finland has named the suspect in a stabbing rampage that killed two and wounded eight as 18-year-old Moroccan Abderrahman Mechkah, who is being treated in hospital after police shot him in the leg to subdue him in the south-western city of Turku. According to court documents released Monday, regional police have requested the detention of Mechkah, a Moroccan asylum-seeker, on suspicion of murder, attempted murder, and terrorism crimes   Read More ...
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Finland names suspect in stabbings that killed 2, wounded 8
HELSINKI - A court in Finland has named the suspect in a stabbing rampage that killed two and wounded eight as 18-year-old Moroccan Abderrahman Mechkah, who is being treated in hospital after police shot him in the leg to subdue him in the south-western city of Turku. According to court documents released Monday, regional police have requested the detention of Mechkah, a Moroccan asylum-seeker, on suspicion of murder, attempted murder, and terrorism crimes   Read More ...
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Finland seeks pre-trial detention for 5 suspects in fatal knife attack
HELSINKI — Police in Finland on Monday requested that five Moroccan men be held in pre-trial detention following their arrest after a knife attack in the city of Turku killed two and injured eight.   Read More ...
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Finland names suspect in stabbings that killed 2, wounded 8
HELSINKI (AP) — A court in Finland has named the suspect in a stabbing rampage that killed two and wounded eight as 18-year-old Moroccan Abderrahman Mechkah, who is being treated in hospital after police shot him in the leg to subdue him in the south-western city of Turku. According to court documents released Monday, regional police have requested the detention of Mechkah, a Moroccan asylum-seeker, on suspicion of murder, attempted murder, and terrorism crimes   Read More ...
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Finland Attack Suspect, a Moroccan Youth, Faces Murder Charges
Photo An 18-year-old Moroccan asylum seeker who is accused of killing two women in Finland’s first jihadist terrorist attack will appear in court on Tuesday by video link from his hospital room, the authorities said. The police in southwest Finland got a tip at the beginning of this year about the suspect, who has been identified as Abderrahman Mechkah, saying he was “radicalized and interested in extremist thinking,” according to Jyri Rantala, a spokesman for the Finnish Security Intelligence Service, or SUPO   Read More ...
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Moroccan suspect named over Finland stabbings in Turku
A suspect held in Finland over a knife attack that killed two people has been named as 18-year-old Moroccan asylum seeker Abderrahman Mechkah. Police shot him in the leg and he is in hospital, but he is expected to appear in court via a video link on Tuesday. The man appeared to choose women as targets, police said, in a rampage on Friday in Turku, south-western Finland   Read More ...
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Finland Stabbing Probe Continues With Terror Focus
Aug. 20, 2017 11:10 a.m. ET Police in Finland on Sunday continued trying to reconstruct the sequence of events around a spree of stabbings deemed a terror attack that left two people dead and eight more injured in the Nordic country. Authorities interrogated the prime suspect, an 18-year-old Moroccan citizen who was shot and detained by police following Friday’s knife rampage in the center of Turku, about 100 miles west of Helsinki, the National Bureau of Investigation said Sunday   Read More ...
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Crowd gathers in memory of Finland stab spree victims
FINLAND observed a minute’s silence yesterday for the victims of a stabbing that left two people dead in what is being investigated as the country’s first terror attack. Another eight people were wounded in the stabbing spree on Friday in the southwestern port city of Turku. At the market square where the attack happened, several hundred people gathered to hold a minute of silence at 10am   Read More ...
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Asylum seeker ‘targeted women’ in Finland terror stabbing
TURKU, Finland — Finnish police said Saturday that a Moroccan asylum seeker deliberately targeted women in a stabbing spree that left two dead and is being investigated as the country’s first terror attack. Police shot and wounded the knife-wielding suspect, detaining him minutes after Friday’s rampage at a busy market square in Turku, southwestern Finland. Eight other people were injured, among them six women, police said   Read More ...
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No Filipino hurt in Finland knife attack
The Department of Foreign Affairs on Sunday said there were no Filipinos hurt in the Finland knife attack that left two people dead. “We condemn any act that seeks to undermine peaceful and tolerant societies,” Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said in a statement, expressing sympathies to the Finnish government and to the families of the victims. Reports said a Moroccan asylum seeker deliberately attacked women in Turku, which was once the capital of Finland   Read More ...
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People commemorate victims of knife attack in Finland(1/5)
A man places a candle to commemorate the victims of Friday's stabbings at the Turku Market Square, Finland on Aug. 19, 2017. Another four Moroccans were detained and a warrant has been issued for a fifth after a young man stabbed people at the squares in the southwestern Finnish city of Turku, police said on Saturday. (Xinhua/Zhang Xuan)   Read More ...
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Moroccan asylum seeker "targeted women" in Finland knife attack
A Moroccan man who was arrested for killing two women in a knife rampage was an asylum seeker who appeared to have targeted women in Finland's first terrorism-related attack, police and a Red Cross official said on Saturday. The 18-year-old suspect, arrested in the city of Turku following Friday's attack in which eight other people - six of them women - were wounded, arrived in Finland last year, police said   Read More ...
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Killer 'targeted women' in Finland's first suspected terror attack
A Moroccan man who was arrested for killing two women in a knife rampage appeared to have targeted women in Finland's first terrorism-related attack, police said. The 18-year-old suspect, arrested in the city of Turku following the attack in which eight other people - six of them women - were wounded, arrived in Finland last year as an asylum seeker, police said   Read More ...
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Killer 'targeted women' in Finland's first suspected terror attack
Helsinki: A Moroccan man who was arrested for killing two women in a knife rampage appeared to have targeted women in Finland's first terrorism-related attack, police said. The 18-year-old suspect, arrested in the city of Turku following the attack in which eight other people - six of them women - were wounded, arrived in Finland last year as an asylum seeker, police said   Read More ...
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