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Finland PM Sanna Marin trolled for wearing low-cut blazer; others support by sharing identical pics

October 17, 2020 2:14 pm

Several people started sharing their own pictures in identical outfits with the hashtag #ImWithSanna and #SupportSanna, calling out critics for being sexist

At Helsinki Airport, dogs will sniff out COVID-infected travellers

September 24, 2020 1:20 pm

There will likely be no direct contact between the passengers and the dogs, and instead, travellers will be asked to "swab their skin with a test wipe"

Mozart meets Covid-19: Finnish opera adapts classic piece to reflect on country's pandemic experience

August 28, 2020 9:55 pm

The 100-minute piece "Covid fan tutte" is meant as a satirical adaptation of the Austrian composer's classic "Cosi fan tutte".

Explained: Why Finland’s air force stopped using swastika symbol

July 04, 2020 8:01 pm

The Air Force’s spokesperson had acknowledged in the official statement that the use of the swastika in the old insignia “had caused misunderstandings from time to time”.

Finland to take 130 refugees, mostly children from Greece

April 30, 2020 6:15 pm

Tens of thousands of refugees and migrants including thousands of unaccompanied children are living in squalid conditions in overcrowded camps on several Greek islands after arriving from the nearby Turkish coast.

Finland is the happiest country, again

March 21, 2020 1:31 pm

The data for the World Happiness Report was collected in 2018 and 2019, thus not impacted by the widespread restrictions imposed by many countries to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Less work, more play

January 07, 2020 11:51 pm

Finland’s PM calls for a four-day work week. It’s an old idea, but its time may have finally come.

Helsinki’s different

December 10, 2019 11:26 pm

Finland’s new government will not be led by a wilful man in a hurry to wield absolute power absolutely

Ask 'old people' for advice: World's oldest PM Mahathir to Sanna Marin, the youngest

December 10, 2019 2:01 pm

"While we believe in the idealism of young people, it is important also for them to consider the experience of the old people," Mahathir, 94, said.

Who is Sanna Marin, only 34, and set to be the world's youngest Prime Minister?

December 11, 2019 9:33 am

Sanna Marin is the new Prime Minister of Finland. All five parties in Finland's ruling coalition are led by women, and four of them are in their early thirties. The ruling coalition is Centre-Left in political orientation.