Two People Killed In Turku Stabbing Attack And Eight More Injured

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK

Two people have died and eight were injured in a stabbing attack in the western Finnish city of Turku on Friday, police have said. Police shot a man, ...

Will Universal Income Be The Cure To Poverty?

Danielle Cuaycong | Posted 12.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Cuaycong

In a chaotic world of dividing political views and rising inequality, it comes as no surprise that the term universal basic income has been thrown around incessantly in an attempt to see it as the missing 'cure' to the mess in some of the world's leading economies.

Local Mayor And Two Reporters Shot Dead In Finland

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK

A local town mayor and two journalists have been shot dead overnight in an apparent random attack in Imatra, southeastern Finland. The victims, all wo...

Finding Time in Finland: A Summer-Scape Into Serenity

Lizzie Mulherin | Posted 05.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Mulherin

The sun was setting on the vibrant skyline of Helsinki when I arrived. Finland's buzzing capital is every bit the diverse and design-orientated hub its proud locals would have you believe.

Finland Could Have The Perfect Answer To The British Welfare State

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK

Finland's government is formulating plans to scrap benefits completely and to give each of its citizens the same basic income of 800 euros (£574) a m...

This Prime Minister Just Did Something For Refugees Ours Never Would

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 05.09.2015 | UK

Finland's prime minister has opened his house for refugees, the boldest gesture yet by a politician in support of those trying to enter Europe, as the...

Finland Scraps Subjects In Schools And Replaces With 'Topics' In Drastic Education Reforms

The Huffington Post UK | James Beeson | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Finland is set to embark on a radical overhaul of its education system, scrapping "teaching by subject" and replacing it with "teaching by topic" unde...

Planet Appetite: Madrid Fusion International Gastronomy Summit 2015, Spain

Rupert Parker | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

We've all heard of those grand Chinese banquets with innumerable courses including delicacies like sea slugs and bird's nests, but at Madrid Fusion this year I caught a glimpse of the future. Goods from China dominate our shops but my suspicion is that Chinese food is going to take over our restaurant menus - and I don't mean chop suey and egg fried rice.

Life as a FAD finalist

Katarina Lindell | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Katarina Lindell

When our course leader presented this year's FAD brief to us, I didn't hesitate to enter as I know what a great opportunity it can be for fashion students to show their work - as finalists, we get to showcase our mini collections at London Fashion Week in February. That's also when I'll find out if I've won!

How to Book a Last Minute Family Christmas Getaway

William Gray | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
William Gray

Christmas is coming, but it's not too late to wrap up a festive break for family and friends. If you can't face the thought of party hats and board games with the in-laws, how about getting away for a last-minute holiday.

Fertile Finland Could Be Primed to Spearhead the New Nordic Takeover in UK

A.P Childs | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
A.P Childs

Across the last decade or so, Nordic music, via a dedicated export agency named Nomex, has stormed the UK, and has perhaps developed into a scene or music sub-culture all of its own.

Northern Lights nd Northern Rights: Tips For Responsible Tourism In Lapland

Justin Francis | Posted 20.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Justin Francis

Yes the lights are green, but environmental concerns should not be the only ones on our mind if we head off in search of the Northern Lights this winter. Of course, limiting our impact on the fragile Arctic landscape is important, but to truly connect with these places we need to understand, respect and help preserve the cultural traditions and the people which have shaped them.

Good Heavens Above: The Best Northern Lights Holidays for 2014/2015

William Gray | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Gray

After all the recent hype over the northern lights, NASA announced back in June 2014 that the sun's polarity had finally flipped and we were beyond the peak of the current Solar Maximum - a period of supercharged solar activity that usually occurs every 11 years and serves as a catalyst for spectacular northern lights displays.

Coffee and Culture in Helsinki

Victoria Ferran | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

I like to explore cities at a leisurely pace. There's always a lengthy list of not-to-be-missed cultural sites, but along the way I will stop off in myriad cafés to drink coffee and try exotic cakes and pastries.

Rosia Montana: Learning From the EU on Legal Frameworks for Mining and Minerals

Catalin Hosu | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK
Catalin Hosu

Few journals noticed the importance of the 2014 Raw Materials Conference held in Athens, Greece, in June; especially for countries like Romania, barin...

A Global View on Responsible Mining - a reality in the 21st century

Catalin Hosu | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK
Catalin Hosu

In the past years, there has been a massive movement against mining in general and against gold mining throughout the world. The voices that stand aga...

These New Tom Of Finland Stamps Are Pretty Damn Hot (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK

What’s that? Your letter arrived emblazoned with a pert pair of male buttocks with a handsome, moustachioed face peeking out from between a pair of ...

Apparently, Putin Wants To Conquer Finland Next

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK

A former advisor to Vladimir Putin has said after the annexation of Crimea, the Russian president will not stop until he's conquered Belarus, the Balt...

Honk If You See Me: Finland Reindeer Warn Drivers With Fluorescent Antlers

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK

It turns out that as well as being generally fabulous and sparkly, glitter might also have lifesaving qualities. The stuff is being daubed on the ...

WATCH: Air Guitarists Rock World Championships in Finland

ITN | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK

US air guitarist Eric 'Mean Melin' Melin was crowned World Champion at the 18th annual Air Guitar Championships in Finland....

This Is What We Know So Far About Snowden's 21 Asylum Bids

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK

Edward Snowden has applied for asylum in 21 countries, but most of Europe has swiftly rejected his plea. Russia says that Snowden's request for asy...

Whatcha Waiting For: Eurovision and Gay Rights

B.J. Epstein | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
B.J. Epstein

Silly pop songs, over-the-top costumes and dance routines, and a (possibly) fake sense of intra-European bonhomie. Yes, it's easy to dismiss the annual Eurovision song contest. But wait. This year might be a little bit different. Eurovision might actually get political - and not just political in the usual sense that neighbouring countries vote for one another in a show of regional support... What better time to demand equal rights than when you have the eyes of much of Europe on you?

Start From Cold: Writing a Novel in Finland

Richard O'Brien | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Richard O'Brien

But I hadn't come to Sysmä as a tourist, or even an accordion enthusiast. I had come to spend a month at the Villa Sarkia, a literary residency for young writers, with the deeply hubristic stated aim of making 'significant progress' on my debut novel.

Last Tango in Helsinki

Gareth Johnson | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gareth Johnson

'Well the Finnish have a reputation for being a bit shy and introverted' said Tuula, 'dancing the tango is one way that we overcome that.'

WATCH: Finnish Passport Makes Moose Walk

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK

There's been a lot of serious talk about the UK border agency over here, but in Finland it seems the passport control chaps have a lot of fun. Finl...