Sport Farah is the current Olympic and world champion in the 5,000m and 10,000m

Mo Farah could conceivably target a golden treble at the next Olympics, according to the great Ethiopian runner Haile Gebrselassie.

Gunman opens fire in Finland school

Finnish police say a gunman has been arrested after firing several shots at a school in southern Finland but no one was injured.

Vaclav Havel who did more than anyone to rip down the Iron Curtain

Vaclav Havel: The king of Wenceslas Square

Vaclav Havel did more than anyone to rip down the Iron Curtain. Peter Popham salutes an extraordinary man, who died yesterday

Design district: Esplanadi

Journey to the source: Design in Helsinki

Pioneering design abounds in Helsinki, says Adrian Mourby

The British and European flags flying side by side in Brussels

John Rentoul: Any PM would have done as Cameron did

Ignore the Eurosceptic cheers. It may turn out to have been wise to step away from the heat as the euro begins to meltdown

48 Hours: Helsinki

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>

Finland's paper mills battle the internet

UPM, the world's largest graphic paper producer, is diversifying to cope with falling demand

Soprano Claire Rutter is aiming for a happy Finnish

Singing the title role in Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia is a tough call at any time, but for soprano Claire Rutter, who stars in this role at ENO on Monday, it's going to be tougher than usual. For film-maker Mike Figgis is making his operatic directorial debut with a production that will mark several firsts: it will be simultaneously broadcast by Sky on three TV channels, it will be screened in 3D in selected cinemas, and it will be interspersed with footage of a film he has already shot in Rome, to a soundtrack created from the score.

Turku: a beacon in the Baltic

The Finnish city of Turku is expecting more than two million visitors during its time as European Capital of Culture for 2011. And now's the perfect time to visit this enlightened wonderland, says Jo Caird

Boxing: Unfashionable Froch looks to reclaim title in Helsinki

The remarkable career of the Nottingham fighter Carl Froch continues tonight when he meets Germany's Arthur Abraham in Helsinki for the vacant World Boxing Council super-middleweight title.

London Design Festival: Capital ideas for interiors

From retro Finnish crockery to soft furnishings made at her Majesty's pleasure, Caroline Roux previews the best of this year's show

Lemaitre tastes gold for third time to create piece of history

Sprinter helps France win 4x100m relay to add to his 100m and 200m titles

Inspired art: Natalie Turner's Eternal Spirit of the Chainless Mind

Artist Natalie Turner is currently exhibiting her latest collection ‘Eternal Spirit of the Chainless Mind’ at the Cielo gallery in Mayfair.

Opera festival wants online ideas

The Savonlinna Opera Festival has invited the public to help it create an opera entirely from on-line submissions. The festival launched its Opera by You project yesterday with the aim of having it ready to stage a premiere of the production in the summer of 2012.

Obits in Brief: Tony Halme

Tony Halme, who died on 8 January aged 47, was a professional wrestler and boxer who went into politics in Finland.

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Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
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