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Saturday 17 December 2011
Pioneering design abounds in Helsinki, says Adrian Mourby
Sunday 04 December 2011
The Moomins – Finnish cartoon characters – descend on London this week.
Friday 02 September 2011
Bless. So proud is Finland of one of its biggest export successes, its flag-carrying airline is holding a high-altitude event to celebrate. Finland's Rovio is the company behind Angry Birds, the must-have game for smartphones and tablet computers. Now Finnair is flying a carefully selected group of skilled Angry Birds players to Asia and back so that it can organise a tournament of the gamers at a height of 10km. It's probably best not to be on the flight if you value peace and quiet.
Tuesday 30 August 2011
First there was Death Disco, now there is deaf disco. Or, more accurately, a "multi-sensory club night for both the hearing and hearing-impaired".
Sunday 28 August 2011
Thursday 25 August 2011
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Saturday 30 July 2011
With long summer days and a vibrant arts festival on the agenda, the Finnish capital is now at its most alluring, says <b>Chris Leadbeater</b>
Thursday 28 July 2011
Finnish police say they have arrested an 18-year-old man who ordered 22 pounds (10 kilograms) of fertilizer from Poland to make explosives. Local media cited police as saying the man had explained he wanted to make his own fireworks.
Saturday 23 July 2011
On his 1970 album 'Til the Band Comes In, Scott Walker sings of his unreciprocated love for the woman behind the Speaking Clock. He suggests their shared insomnia might form a basis for an ongoing relationship, and invites her – should she be listening – over to his place.
Sunday 03 July 2011
Finland has won the Wife Carrying World Championships for the third year running. Victory went to Taisto Miettinen and Kristiina Haapanen.
Saturday 02 July 2011
Flybe pressed ahead with expansion plans yesterday as it entered into a joint venture to buy a Finnish airline for €25m (£23m).
Friday 17 June 2011
The title is odd, the cover is grey and the author is a besuited Eurocrat. But beneath these unflamboyant exteriors lie a colourful story. It has taken 10 years, the dedication of a small UK publisher and a perfect-pitch translation to deliver Diego Marani's first novel in English. When it came out in Italian, reviewers called it a masterpiece and it won several prizes. Since then Marani has written five more novels and become a Euro-celebrity for inventing a mock language called "Europanto" – a tossed salad of every European language without rules or grammar.
Thursday 26 May 2011
Friday 22 April 2011
It's not often that an art installation sets your heart race racing and gets you hot and bothered. But that's something that residents of the Finnish city of Turku are going to have to get used to this summer with the arrival of SaunaLab, four genuine working saunas that also happen to be installation pieces. Dotted around the city and open to the public throughout the summer, the artist-designed saunas were commissioned as part of Turku's tenure as European Capital of Culture 2011 and are intended to update and re-imagine traditional Nordic sauna culture while presenting art to the public in an innovative and unusual way.
Monday 18 April 2011
Finnish voters dealt a blow to EU plans to rescue Portugal and other debt-ridden economies, ousting the pro-bailout government and giving a boost to a eurosceptic nationalist party in the country's parliamentary elections yesterday. With all votes counted, Finland's anti-euro True Finns party increased its showing from six to 39 seats, the strongest gains of any party. The result put the anti-immigration party in third place behind the winner, the centre-right National Coalition Party (NCP), which won 44 seats in Finland's 200-member parliament. The opposition Social Democrats won 42 seats.
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