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Blazing fireball with ‘the glow of 100 full moons’ lights up Arctic sky in Finland

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Watch: Meteor lights up night sky as it crashes over Finland

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8 stabbed, 2 dead after knife attack in Finland

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Two dead, six injured in Finland stabbing spree

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Stabbing attack in Finland leaves 1 dead, several wounded

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Several wounded in Finland stabbing; suspect shot in the leg

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Scotland coach Gregor Townsend on Finn Russell exit news
Autumn internationals: Scotland v Australia Date: Saturday, 25 November Venue: Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh Kick-off: 14:30 GMT National head coach Gregor Townsend has warned that losing too many players from Scottish sides will ultimately harm the international side. Fly-half Finn Russell is to leave Glasgow Warriors in the summer to join French Top-14 outfit Racing 92. Russell's Warriors and Scotland team-mate, the lock Jonny Gray, is currently weighing up a move to Bristol   Read More ...
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Perth brothel madam murder: Blonde woman seen near Finn car
A husband and wife have told the inquest into the death of Perth brothel madam Shirley Finn they saw a blonde-haired woman walking towards her distinctive car on the night she was murdered. The mother-of-three was found slumped in her Dodge and wearing a ball gown at Royal Perth Golf Club on the morning of June 23, 1975, and had been shot in the head four times at close range   Read More ...
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Arctic Finland Scientists Eager To Locate Landing Site Of Extremely Bright Meteor Spotted Soaring Across Sky
A flaming ball of fire was spotted in the Thursday night sky above Arctic Finland. With “the glow of 100 moons,” the fiery meteor crashed down somewhere in Finland around 6:40 p.m., producing a significant blast that was seen for miles. Scientists calculate the space rock was traveling northeast as it zoomed through the atmosphere and likely landed near where Finland borders Russia and Norway   Read More ...
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100 full moons: Blazing fireball lights up Arctic sky
Copenhagen, Denmark – A blazing fireball lit up the dark skies of Arctic Finland for five seconds, giving off what scientists said was “the glow of 100 full moons” and igniting hurried attempts to find the reported meteorite. Finnish experts were scrambling to calculate its trajectory and find where it landed, according to Tomas Kohout of the University of Helsinki’s physics department, who said Thursday night’s fireball “seems to have been one of the brightest ones   Read More ...
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Blazing fireball lights up Arctic sky over Finland
COPENHAGEN -- A blazing fireball lit up the dark skies of Arctic Finland for five seconds, giving off what scientists said was "the glow of 100 full moons" and igniting hurried attempts to find the reported meteorite. Finnish experts were scrambling to calculate its trajectory and find where it landed, according to Tomas Kohout of the University of Helsinki's physics department, who said Thursday night's fireball "seems to have been one of the brightest ones   Read More ...
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Blazing fireball with ‘the glow of 100 full moons’ lights up Arctic sky in Finland
COPENHAGEN — A blazing fireball lit up the dark skies of Arctic Finland for five seconds, giving off what scientists said was “the glow of 100 full moons” and igniting hurried attempts to find the reported meteorite. Finnish experts were scrambling to calculate its trajectory and find where it landed, according to Tomas Kohout of the University of Helsinki’s physics department, who said Thursday night’s fireball “seems to have been one of the brightest ones   Read More ...
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SL to collaborate with Finnish firm to harness ‘wave power’
SL to collaborate with Finnish firm to harness wave power November 18, 2017 03:20 pm Reports confirm that AW Energy, a Finland based ocean wave energy harvesting company will collaborate with the Sri Lankan government to establish an ocean wave energy harnessing plant across the southern coast of the island nation. ‘Wave power’ remains the largest untapped source of renewable energy yet to be fully harnessed by many global nations   Read More ...
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Watch: Meteor lights up night sky as it crashes over Finland
Video footage has captured the moment when the night sky in Finnish Lapland was illuminated by a falling meteor this week. In the video, captured on Thursday (October 16), the dark sky is transformed into daylight for a matter of seconds, before a bright flash comes into view, hurtling towards the ground. Tony Bateman, founder of Aurora Service Tours, was sitting in his cottage near the municipality of Inari when he heard a loud bang that shook the building   Read More ...
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Finland fireball: Time-lapse video shows night turned to day as bright object blazes across the sky in Lapland
A time-lapse camera has captured eerie footage of a "fireball" lighting up the winter night sky over Finland's northernmost region, Lapland. When Tony Bateman set up his camera to record the northern lights, he suddenly heard a loud bang, followed by what looked like a fireball blazing across the sky. Jyrki Manninen, a physicist at Finland's University of Oulu, said the object was likely a meteor   Read More ...
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Finnish police rap deputy minister for hiding in car boot in government crisis
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish police reprimanded a man for traveling in a car boot to hide his meeting with Prime Minister Juha Sipila during a government crisis last summer, saying this was breach of the traffic code. A police statement did not name the man in the boot, but in effect indicated the traveler was State Secretary Samuli Virtanen, who is also the deputy to Foreign Minister Timo Soini   Read More ...
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New record of Finnish exports to China possible in 2017
There is viable potential for growth in Finnish-Chinese economic relations despite a slight decline in the Chinese economy, Finland's business backed economic think tank ETLA has said in its latest research. The wide probe into the economic relations between the two countries in recent decades has been titled "The Lion and the Dragon". The writers were Markku Kotilainen, the research director of ETLA, and Villa Kaitila, a researcher of the think tank   Read More ...
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Finland's TVO says wins another partial award in Olkiluoto arbitration
HELSINKI, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima (TVO) said on Wednesday it won a third favourable partial award in its arbitration proceeding with the Areva-Siemens consortium related to delays at its Olkiluoto 3 nuclear reactor project. TVO and plant supplier Areva-Siemens claim billions of euros from each other. “The arbitration proceeding is still ongoing and it now proceeds towards the final award, in which the Tribunal will decide on the liabilities of the parties to pay compensation,” TVO said, adding that it believes the balance of the claims was in its favour   Read More ...
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Sisodia, Baijal in tussle over file on Finland trip
An upcoming trip for Delhi government school teachers and principals to Finland has now become the cause for the latest tussle between Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal and Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday, with the latter saying the file pertaining to the trip was not shown to him. Writes to L-G. A round of back-and-forth started with Mr. Sisodia, who is also the Deputy Chief Minister, writing a note to the L-G, saying that officials in the Directorate of Education had not shown him the file about the January 2018 trip   Read More ...
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Frenchman suspected of stabbing daughter to death in Finland
HELSINKI (AP) — Finnish police say they have questioned a French man suspected of stabbing his 3-year-old daughter to death in southern Finland. Police said Tuesday they have questioned two witnesses in the murder investigation. The man allegedly assaulted the girl with a knife for unknown reasons Monday on a playground in Porvoo, 50 kilometers (31 miles) east from Helsinki. She died shortly afterward on her way to the hospital   Read More ...
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GE says plans new wind farms in Finland, Sweden
HELSINKI: General Electric's power generation unit is planning to build new wind farms in Finland and Sweden, a company executive said on Tuesday. "We are very active in wind in the Nordic countries... We are planning new farms in Finland, about 80-100 MW per farm. We are in discussions with several customers and partners," Markus Alholm, CEO of GE Power Finland, told Reuters in the sidelines of an energy conference   Read More ...
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GE says plans new wind farms in Finland, Sweden
HELSINKI (Reuters) - General Electric’s () power generation unit is planning to build new wind farms in Finland and Sweden, a company executive said on Tuesday. He said the company had similar talks in Sweden. Last week, the company announced a deal to build a 650 MW wind farm in Sweden with Green Investment Group. Reporting by Lefteris Karagiannopoulos, writing by Tuomas Forsell, editing by Jussi Rosendahl   Read More ...
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Can idea from Finland cut UK's homelessness problem?
West Midlands Mayor Andy Street has been to Finland to see how the country has cut drastically the number of people sleeping rough. Mr Street spoke to former homeless people who have been given accommodation under the country's Housing First strategy. The idea, which has cost the Finnish government 240m euros, has seen recorded long-term homelessness cut by 43%. The UK government is proposing a three-year pilot costing £15m based on the Finnish model   Read More ...
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Vader steekt dochtertje (3) dood in Finland
Leerlingen van een nabijgelegen school waren getuige van het gruwelijke incident. Zij worden bijgestaan door slachtofferhulp. Ⓒ AP. Porvoo - Een 40-jarige man heeft maandagochtend in Porvoo, een stad vlak bij de Finse hoofdstad Helsinki, zijn eigen dochtertje van drie jaar doodgestoken. De man stak in een speeltuin op het kind in. Het slachtoffertje werd met een helikopter naar het ziekenhuis vervoerd en overleed daar korte tijd later   Read More ...
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NAC's Ideas of North Festival brings Finland's finest to Ottawa Oct. 3 to 14
Ideas of North Festival. What: Concerts of classical and non-classical music, exhibits and more, often with a tie-in to Finland Where: National Arts Centre. When: Oct. 3 to 14. Tickets and info:nac-cna.ca With three-quarters of 2017 over, perhaps you’ve put Canada’s sesquicentennial behind you. Well, not so fast. Plus, there’s another big birthday for another country to mark, namely the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence   Read More ...
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Story of Finland's Napue Gin began with five guys in a sauna
The five founders of Kyro Distillery Company - Miika Lipiainen, Mikko Koskinen, Kalle Valkonen, Miko Heinila and Jouni Ritola – were drinking American rye whiskey together in the sauna, when someone raised this question: Why hadn’t anyone made rye whiskey in Finland? After all, rye is Finland’s No. 1 crop and it is a staple food for the Finns. In fact, Finns consume six times more rye than the world average and rye bread is the country’s official national food   Read More ...
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Ousmane Dembele travels to Finland to undergo tendon surgery
Ousmane Dembele has traveled to Finland to undergo surgery to repair a ruptured left thigh tendon. Barcelona said Monday the newly signed forward will undergo the procedure with a specialist on Tuesday. He was photographed on a wheelchair as he made his way to the airport in the Catalan city on Monday. Dembele was injured Saturday during Barcelona’s 2-1 win at Getafe in the Spanish league   Read More ...
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Chinese state grid firms to bid for Finland's Elenia - sources
They said China Southern Power Grid and State Grid Corporation of China, the world’s biggest utility, were both lining up bids for the Finnish firm, which Sweden’s Vattenfall sold for about 1.5 billion euros in 2012. Elenia Oy, controlled by Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Partners and 3i Infrastructure, lined up Goldman Sachs and Citi last year to sell the business in what could be one of Europe’s biggest infrastructure deals in 2017   Read More ...
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Singapore, Finland reaffirm friendly ties, explore more ways of cooperation
SINGAPORE - Singapore and Finland have reaffirmed their friendly bilateral relations and discussed ways of promoting more cooperation. Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office and Ministry of Manpower Sam Tan also reaffirmed Singapore's commitment to supporting the work of the Arctic Council (AC) under Finland's chairmanship during his visit to the country from Sept 19 to Sept 22. Mr Tan, who is also Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, met State Secretary at the Prime Minister's Office Paula Lehtomäki and Markku Keinänen, Under Secretary of State for External Economic Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Helsinki, and extended his congratulations to Finland on its 100th year of independence this year   Read More ...
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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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