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Finnish court releases Iraqi twins in IS-related killings.

A Finnish court has thrown out charges against Iraqi twin brothers of taking part in Islamic State-related killings of at least 11 unarmed soldiers.

- FOX News - US

Nordic fight to host Nordea heats up as rumours of Sweden departure swirl.

A tug of war between Sweden, Denmark and Finland over where Nordic banking giant Nordea should base its head office in the future is beginning to heat up.

- The Local - SE

Pressure grows on climate impact of EU timber harvesting.

Forest management has become a hot issue ahead of an EU environment council meeting on 19 June, with France, Austria, Sweden and Finland fighting to water down EU carbon accounting rules and to allow countries to harvest more trees for bio-energy or toilet paper without recording climate impact. FERN, a European NGO working ...

- EU Observer - EU

Nokia keen to participate in Telangana Fibre-grid project.

Finnish firm Nokia has evinced interest in participating Telangana's Fibre-grid programme. A delegation led by IT and Industries Minister K T Rama Rao, who is on a tour to the United States of America, yesterday interacted with top leadership of major global corporations including Nokia.

- Times Of India - IN

Top Gear mobile game dev Motorious Entertainment raises $894,000.

Helsinki mobile game developer Motorious Entertainment said it has raised $894,000 in a new round of funding. That will help the company gear up for its debut mobile title, Top Gear Road Trip. The money comes from the Finnish government's Finnvera Venture Capital and Nordea's Startup and Growth Services, while ...

- VentureBeat - US

'Clash of Clans' maker Supercell buys majority stake in UK's Space Ape.

HELSINKI - Finnish mobile game maker Supercell has acquired a majority stake in London-based game studio Space Ape, the British company said on its website.

- Reuters - US

Agnew receives honorary doctorate from university in Finland.

 Professor John Agnew who has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Oulu in Finland.  

- UCLA - US

Your Smartphone Could be Your Ticket to Space — If Space Nation Takes Flight.

Space Nation, the Finnish startup seeking to pave the way for the transition of humanity into space, announced plans May 16 to conduct experiments on the International Space Station.

- Space.com - US

Supercell makes move into UK with deal for stake in Space Ape.

Finnish maker of 'Clash of Clans' takes controlling stake in 'Rival Kingdoms' group

- Financial Times - US

Apple and Nokia see deeper partnership after ending patent dispute.

Apple has settled a patent dispute with Finnish telecom equipment maker Nokia and agreed to buy more of its network products and services, sending Nokia shares up 7 percent.

- BDNews24 - BD

Nokia, Apple bury hatchet in patent dispute.

Nokia and Apple said Tuesday they were burying the hatchet in a bitter patent dispute with a cooperation agreement and an undisclosed cash payment by the U.S. tech giant to the Finnish group.

- The Daily Star - LB

Apple and Nokia see deeper partnership after ending patent dispute

HELSINKI - Apple has settled a patent dispute with Finnish telecom equipment maker Nokia and agreed to buy more of its network products and services, sending Nokia shares up 7 percent.

- Reuters - US

Apple and Nokia see deeper partnership after ending patent dispute | Reuters

By Jussi Rosendahl and Tuomas Forsell | HELSINKI HELSINKI Apple has settled a patent dispute with Finnish telecom equipment maker Nokia and agreed to buy more of its network products and services, sending Nokia shares up 7 percent. The deal means Nokia will get bigger royalties from Apple for using its mobile phone patents, ...

- Firstpost - IN

Nokia, Apple bury hatchet in patent dispute

HELSINKI, May 23 — Nokia and Apple said today they were burying the hatchet in a bitter patent dispute with a cooperation agreement and an undisclosed cash payment by the US tech giant to the Finnish group. By settling their ongoing...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Nokia, Apple lawyers make peace over nasty IP wrangle

Unspecified lump sum heading for Finland Nokia and Apple have made peace after a brief but vituperative legal stand-off. The two settled all their outstanding issues over intellectual property rights, with an unspecified lump sum heading from California to Finland, as well as royalties.…

- TheRegister - UK

Apple Settles Legal Dispute With Nokia

The iPhone maker has agreed to a new licensing deal with the Finnish telecommunications company, ending a six-month battle over technology patents.

- International NY Times - US

Apple and Nokia end all litigation as they sign patent license and business cooperation agreement

Apple is dropping its lawsuit against Nokia. The iPhone manufacturer and the Finnish company reached an agreement to not only bring the intellectual property dispute to an end, but also to start a multi-year patent license. Described as a "meaningful agreement", details of the new arrangement are confidential, at least for ...

- BetaNews.Com - US

Apple and Nokia settle patent dispute and sign new deal

HELSINKI - Nokia has settled its legal battle with Apple with a new patent license agreement and also signed a business deal with the U.S. giant, surprising investors who had expected the dispute to drag on.

- Reuters - US

Nokia settles patent dispute with Apple

HELSINKI - Finland's Nokia said on Tuesday it has settled its patent dispute with Apple and also signed a business collaboration deal with the U.S. company.

- Reuters - US

'Angry Birds' will celebrate its 10th anniversary with another movie

How will you celebrate the 10th anniversary of one of Finland's biggest exports? No, I'm not talking about electrical machinery or oil -- I mean Angry Birds. Well, Columbia Pictures and Sony are doing so with a sequel to the furious fowl's silver scr...

- Engadget - US

Worker for Swedish charity killed in Kabul

A German worker for the Swedish NGO Operation Mercy was killed in Kabul on Saturday and her Afghan security guard beheaded. A second staff member, from Finland, is missing.

- Radio Sweden - SE

Rovio aims to release Angry Birds movie sequel in 2019

HELSINKI - Finnish mobile games and animation studio Rovio Entertainment has decided to proceed with plans for a sequel to its Angry Birds movie, it said on Monday, aiming for release in September 2019.

- Reuters - US

On Finland, the United States, and the freedom of information and of the press

Every year, Reporters Without Borders, a Paris-based organization, ranks every country in the world based on the degree to which it protects and defends freedom of information and freedom of the press. In 2016, the nation ranked as the most protective of these values was Finland. The decision came as no surprise. It was the

- The Volokh Conspiracy - US

Telia buys Nebula Top from Ratos for EUR 165 mln

Telia Company has acquired 100 percent of Nebula Top, a Finnish provider of cloud services to small and medium-sized enterprises and Small Office, Home Office customers. It is paying EUR 165 million on a cash and debt-free basis to main owner Ratos and other, minority owners.

- Telecompaper - NL

Two killed and one kidnapped as Swedish charity guest house is attacked in Kabul

A German aid worker and an Afghan guard were killed and a Finnish woman kidnapped as gunmen stormed an international guest house run by a Swedish charity in central Kabul, officials said on Sunday.

- The Local - SE

Rovio's Angry Birds movie sequel is coming September 20, 2019, marking 10 years since game first launched

Finnish gaming and entertainment company Rovio has confirmed that a sequel to The Angry Birds Movie is coming on September 20, 2019 , the same year that marks the tenth anniversary of the original Angry Birds game launch. Rovi CEO Kati Levoranta revealed last year that the company was working on a sequel to the original 

- VentureBeat - US

Taliban Launch Rocket Attack and Kill at Least 20 Afghan Police Officers

The attacks capped another bloody week in Afghanistan, during which a German woman and Afghan guard were killed and a Finnish national was kidnapped.

- International NY Times - US

Two Killed In Kabul Including One German Woman And A Finnish Woman Kidnapped

Afghanistan has witnessed kidnappings of several foreigners in recent years and the latest victim is a Finnish woman who was abducted late Saturday.

- Yahoo! News - US

German aid worker, Afghan guard killed, Finnish woman kidnapped as gunmen storm Kabul guest house

A German aid worker and an Afghan guard were killed and a Finnish woman kidnapped as gunmen stormed an international guest house in Kabul, officials said Sunday, underscoring rising insecurity in the war-torn country. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack late Saturday on the guest house run by Swedish ...

- The Japan Times - JP

German woman, security guard killed by gunmen in Kabul

, May 22 : A German woman and a security guard were killed after unknown gunmen attacked a guesthouse in Kabul.The incident took place on Saturday night in Ayoub Khan Mena area in PD7 when armed attackers stormed the house, reports the Tolo News.Citing officials, Tolo News reported that a second woman, a Finnish national, ...

- Sify - IN

Nordic tax collectors set sights on new economy

The sharing economy is set to grow a stunning 1200 percent in Finland, posing a challenge to tax systems in Nordic welfare states.

- EU Observer - EU

2 dead, 1 kidnapped in Kabul hostel raid

A German aid worker and an Afghan guard were killed and a Finnish woman kidnapped as gunmen stormed an international guest house in central Kabul. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack late Saturday on the guest house run by Swedish charity Operation Mercy. In further violence embroiling the country, 20 ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

German and Afghan killed, Finnish woman kidnapped in Kabul

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack which took place late last night on the guest house run by Swedish charity Operation Mercy in the heart of the Afghan capital.

- Zee News - IN

German woman and Afghan guard killed, Finnish woman missing, in Kabul attack

An unidentified German woman and an Afghan guard were killed at a guest house in the Afghan capital when insurgents stormed the premises, police said. An unidentified Finnish woman was also reported missing and possibly kidnapped...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

German woman, Afghan guard killed in Kabul guesthouse attack

A Finnish woman was also missing and possibly kidnapped after militants stormed the compound.

- Washington Post - US

German woman, Afghan guard killed in Kabul guest house attack

An unidentified German woman and an Afghan guard were killed at a guest house in the Afghan capital when insurgents stormed the premises late Saturday night, police said. An unidentified Finnish woman was also reported missing and possibly kidnapped after the attack.

- Stars and Stripes - US

German woman and Afghan guard killed, Finnish woman abducted in Kabul

In southern Afghanistan, militants launched attacks on several check points, killing at least 20 security forces, a provincial official said

- CBS NEWS - US

German woman shot dead and Finnish woman feared kidnapped in Kabul

Afghan interior ministry confirms attack on Swedish NGO-run guesthouse.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Taliban Launch Rocket Attack and Kill at Least 20 Afghan Police Officers

The attacks capped another bloody week in Afghanistan, during which a German woman and an Afghan guard were killed, and a Finnish national was kidnapped in Kabul on Saturday.

- International NY Times - US

Two killed, one kidnapped in Afghan capital Kabul

KABUL - A German aid worker and an Afghan guard were killed and a Finnish national was abducted from a house in Kabul late on Saturday, an interior ministry spokesman said.

- Reuters - US

Taliban Launch Rocket Attack and Kill at Least 20 Afghan Police Officers

The attacks capped another bloody week in Afghanistan, during which a German woman and an Afghan guard were killed, and a Finnish woman was kidnapped in Kabul on Saturday.

- New York Times - US

Agence France-Presse: German and Afghan guard killed in Kabul guest house attack

A German aid worker and an Afghan guard were killed as gunmen stormed an international guest house in central Kabul, officials said Sunday, as insecurity rises in the war-torn country. A Finnish woman is missing and presumed to be kidnapped in the attack late Saturday on the guest house run by a Swedish charity called The ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Afghan official: 20 forces killed in coordinated attacks

Also on Sunday, authorities said a German woman and an Afghan security guard were killed and a Finnish woman kidnapped from a Kabul guesthouse overnight.

- Stars and Stripes - US

German Aid Worker, Afghan Security Guard Killed in Kabul

Unknown gunmen have killed a German aid worker and her Afghan security guard in Kabul before kidnapping a Finnish woman who worked for an aid organization. A Finnish Foreign Ministry spokesperson is reported to have confirmed a Finn has been taken hostage, and that there is no information yet on the kidnappers. There has ...

- Voice of America - US

German woman, Afghan guard killed in Kabul guest house attack

Insurgents stormed the premises late Saturday night, police said. An unidentified Finnish woman was also reported missing and possibly kidnapped.

- Washington Post - US

German Aid Worker, Afghan Security Guard Killed in Kabul

Unknown gunmen killed a German aid worker and her Afghan security guard in Kabul before taking away a Finnish woman in an apparent kidnapping. The overnight violence took place outside a guesthouse on the Darulaman road of the capital city that houses staff of the Swedish charity, Operation Mercy, according to the Afghan ...

- Voice of America - US

Gunmen kill German citizen, abduct Finish national in Kabul

By Ahmad Shah Erfanyar on 21 May 2017 KABUL : Unidentified gunmen have shot dead a German national and her Afghan bodyguard while kidnapped Finland citizen, the...

- Pajhwok - AF

German woman killed and Afghan guard beheaded in Kabul

A third person, a woman from Finland, is missing and may have been kidnapped.

- BBC - UK

World Music Week Prelude show today

The World Music Week Prelude which is scheduled for Saturday, is slated to be an audiophile's paradise. Featuring artists from three different genres, rock, pop and EDM, it gives music lovers a chance to witness their favourite artistes. Saturday's concert is a curtain-raiser for a three-day event in October with a day for ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Finland, Norway, and Sweden are conducting a massive air exercise amid Russia tensions

Finnish Defense Forces via YouTube As part of the Nordic Defence Cooperation, Finland, Norway, and Sweden are joining forces for a large air exercise with help from the Netherlands, Belgium, Great Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Switzerland and the US nuclear-capable B-52H bombers. The exercise will feature multi-role ...

- Business Insider - US

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