Tag Archives: Finland

Dutch destroy 190,000 ducks in first bird flu cull

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Some 190,000 ducks were destroyed on Saturday at six farms in the Netherlands following an avian flu outbreak, the country's first cull of an epidemic sweeping northern…

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Iraqi in decapitated head Facebook post guilty of war crime

Helsinki (AFP) – An Iraqi migrant to Finland has been found guilty of committing a war crime after he posted images of himself on Facebook with the head of an…

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Finland's anti-migrant 'Soldiers of Odin' patrols spread to Norway

Oslo (AFP) – Volunteer street patrols calling themselves the Soldiers of Odin & claiming to protect locals from asylum seekers walked the streets of several Norwegian towns this weekend, as…

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Germany to tighten asylum rules as Sweden, Finland plan deportations

Berlin (AFP) – Germany moved Thursday to toughen its asylum policies, as Finland & Sweden announced plans to deport tens of thousands of people in a bid to contain the…

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Finland extradites Russian computer fraud suspect to U.S.

HELSINKI (Reuters) – Finland said on Friday it had decided to extradite Russian citizen Maxim Senakh, accused of computer fraud & abuse, to the United States for trial. The Nordic…

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Preemies may have weaker muscles as young adults

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – Young adults who were born prematurely may have weaker muscles than their peers born at full term, a Finnish study suggests. These young adults…

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Ericsson signs patent deal with Apple, shares soar

By Sven Nordenstam & Olof Swahnberg STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Swedish mobile telecom gear maker Ericsson said it had signed a patent license deal with Apple Inc over technology that helps…

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Finland's Nokia closes maps unit sale to German car makers

HELSINKI (Reuters) – Finland's Nokia <NOKIA.HE> on Friday said it had completed the sale of its navigation business HERE to German car makers BMW <BMWG.DE>, Audi <VOWG_p.DE> & Mercedes <DAIGn.DE>….

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Steamy saunas, headbangers: Finland launches 'national' emoji

Are you receiving emoji figures relaxing in a sauna or a headbanging "heavy metal dude"? Smile, you must be in Finland. This year, the Nordic country has launched a special…

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Finland says asylum seeker influx has slightly raised terrorism threat

HELSINKI (Reuters) – Finland said on Tuesday a sharp rise in the number of asylum seekers had increased the threat of terrorism in the Nordic country, with the risk level…

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