Finland

From Tony Blair To Mette Frederiksen

By Roberto SavioROME, Jun 21 2019 (IPS) Social Democrats, who had been steadily disappearing following the crisis of 2008, have been making a small comeback in the last year. Now they are in power in Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Finland and, most...
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Kurdish Doctor Warns Of 'ticking Bomb' As Pundits Urge Finland To Take Back Its Daesh Relatives

Finland's neighbours, Norway and Sweden, have already started taking back so-called "Daesh* kids" for humanitarian reasons, as officials declared they are powerless to stop their nationals from returning.
Related topics: Norway, Sweden

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Finnish Right-wing Party Loses State Funding Over 'dark-skinned Unwelcome' Tweet

The state subsidy has been withdrawn after a tweet consisting of a screenshot of a European parliament ad, which features a dark-skinned family and their child, with an added call to vote right-wing “so that Finland's future doesn't look like...
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Watch Polish Landing Ship Suffer Damage To Hull Amid Nato Drills In Baltic Sea

Over a dozen NATO countries plus 'partner nations' Finland and Sweden are in the midst of the BALTOPS drills, with dozens of surface ships, submarines, aircraft and about 8,600 troops taking part in the maneuvers. The Russian military has said that...
Related topics: Nato, Sweden, Military

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The Current Nor­we­gian Bar­ents Sea Oil Spill Risk Governance Frame­work Would Need...

A recent case study from the University of Helsinki examines different ways of framing oil spill risks with regard to the Norwegian Barents Sea where new areas have been recently opened for oil exploration and exploitation. The study demonstrates...
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A Chinese-style Payment Network To Challenge Visa And Mastercard Is Taking Shape In Europe

Mobile money is getting a boost in Europe: A new initiative plans to make six of the region’s smartphone wallets interoperable with each other, creating a total network of 5 million users in 10 European countries, from Finland to Portugal. The...
Related topics: Mastercard, Portugal

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Watch Finland Vs. Bosnia And Herzegovina Live Stream: Uefa Euro 2020 Qualifier Start Time, Group J...

The battle for UEFA Euro 2020 qualification in Group J comes down to a race for second place, with group leader Italy already appearing firmly ensconced in the top spot. But the contest for the Number 2 spot remains wide open, and a crucial game in...
Related topics: Bosnia And Herzegovina, Uefa, Italy

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Finland Considers Explicit Female Genital Mutilation Ban To 'protect Girls'

While historically mostly limited to Sub-Saharan Africa and parts of the Middle East, female genital mutilation has reached northern Europe, leaving thousands of immigrant women and girls mutilated in Finland alone. Still, no criminal procedures...

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These Are The Best–and Worst–countries For Gender Equity

Even though many countries–especially Denmark, Finland, and Sweden–have put an enormous amount of effort behind supporting gender parity, 40% of women and girls in the world still live in extremely unjust conditions. The 10 most fair...
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Here’s Why Kirsten Gillibrand’s “baby Bundle” Program Is Important

Finland has seen incredible results with a similar program. As part of her bid to become the Democratic nominee for the 2020 presidential election, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) has unveiled a Family Bill of Rights, which she describes as...

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Stay Frosty: Google To Fork Out Another €600m On Bit Barns In Finland

That's now €1.4bn splurged on the small town of Hamina Pre-eminent data-slurper Google has said it will spend €600m (£529m) to expand its data centre footprint in Hamina, on the frozen shores of the Gulf of Finland.…
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Green Party Wins Record Support In Eu Elections As Youth-led Climate Strikes Grow

The Green Party soared in popularity in many nations in the European parliamentary elections, placing second in Germany and making gains in Finland, France and Ireland. The next president of the European Commission will likely be Bas Eickhout of the...
Related topics: Germany, France, Ireland

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10 Tuesday Am Reads

My Two-for-Tuesday morning train reads: • Finland is winning the war on fake news. Other nations want the blueprint (CNN) but see A cognitive scientist explains why humans are so susceptible to fake news and misinformation (Nieman Lab) • The...
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Meatballs And Pastries Offered By Wing’s First European Drone Delivery Service

Alphabet's Wing is getting ready to begin testing its drone delivery technology in Helsinki, Finland. At the start, customers will be able to order a variety of food and drinks, with delivery promised within about 10 minutes. The post Meatballs and...
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Vietnam's Tech Futurists Lay Out Economic Alternatives

Nations racing to develop 5G technology that is fast enough to power the next stage of innovation range from South Korea to Finland, but a young contender wants to jump into the game: Vietnam. The Southeast Asian country announced with much...
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Watch: Trump Flips Out On Gavin Newsom For Not ‘cleaning’ The Forests In California

President Donald Trump on Friday continued his fixation with preventing forest fires by “cleaning” the floors of forests. Trump last year drew widespread ridicule for falsely claiming that Finland is able to prevent its forests from...
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Alphabet’s Wing Will Soon Deliver Food With Drones In Helsinki

In an announcement on Friday, Alphabet’s Wing revealed that it will start delivering items by drone in Helsinki later this summer. The deliveries will be made in the city’s Vuosaari district to residents who place orders through Herkku...
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Google Drones Will Deliver Meatballs And Other Groceries In This Lucky City

For at least one neighborhood in Europe, meatball delivery reached powerful new heights. Wing announced on Friday that an "early access" version of its growing drone delivery program is starting in Helsinki, Finland "in the coming weeks." To start,...
Related topics: Google, Drones, Helsinki

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Ankara Ready To Receive Russian-made S-400 'any Moment' - Foreign Minister

HELSINKI (Sputnik) - Turkey is ready to receive the S-400 air defence complexes that it is buying from Russia as soon as Moscow implements the deliveries, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Friday.
Related topics: Turkey, Ankara, Helsinki, Russia, Moscow

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These Are The World’s Most Fragile States In 2019

There are some rankings no nation wants to lead. Yemen has just been named most fragile nation in the Fund For Peace's 2019 Fragile States Index. The least fragile state is Finland.Between these two countries lies the whole spectrum of national...
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