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Vandal has no memory of smashing Swieqi resident car window.

A Swieqi vandal, caught on tape, admitted to damaging a resident's car but insisted he had no idea what he had done'. Michelle Sullivan told the Times of Malta she had walked into the new Swieqi police station to tell a police officer that she had come home to find her car's wing mirror had been smashed, only for the ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Finland's 40th national park is a perfect escape into nature.

Hossa in Finland features over 55 miles of trails and 37 miles of waterways to explore, all in the remote wilderness near the Russian border.

- MNN - US

Nokia 6 Smartphone Delivers Quality Features at an Affordable Price.

Finnish Company HMD Global will try to bring back the Nokia smartphone brand back to U.S. shores with a $229 handset that has some surprisingly high-quality features.

- eWeek - US

PromoRepublic raises $1.2M for AI which creates social media for small businesses.

As AI slowly seeps into various sectors, it was fairly inevitable that we would start to see the “AI for X” startups begin to appear. Thus “AI for small business social media” is now a thing, in the shape of PromoRepublic, a US/Finnish/Ukrainian startup which has now raised a $1.2M investment ...

- TechCrunch - US

Finland's brain drain: what happens to small countries when the talent leaves?.

Young Finnish professionals are attracted to major European capitals. They move to Stockholm, Berlin and Amsterdam, as well as farther away. The sun shines in Dubai; the world's top organisations and institutes are in New York and Washington. The occupations of these migrants are manifold: bankers, graphic designers, ...

- The Conversation - UK

Human-nature relationship is Haapoja's theme.

A large-scale installation by New York-based Finnish artist Terike Haapoja is displayed at the Chronus Art Center in Shanghai. The exhibition, titled “Closed Circuit — Open Duration,” consists of several overlapping works that are presented in different combinations. Haapoja uses soil, plants, light, ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

5 people from around the world share what it's like to get free 'basic income'.

Steven Depolo/flickrBasic income is having quite the moment. Essentially a salary paid to people just for being alive, the idea has taken hold as a straightforward, non-partisan means to reduce wealth inequality, lift people from poverty, and increase life satisfaction. Basic income experiments are underway in a number of ...

- Business Insider - US

Nokia phones are coming back to the US with a $229 device arriving next month.

ReutersNew Nokia phones are officially on their way back the US. HMD Global, the Finnish company that acquired the rights to sell Nokia-branded smartphones last year, said on Monday that its Nokia 6 phone would go on sale in the US in "early July." The phone will only be sold through Amazon, and will cost $229 to buy ...

- Business Insider - US

HMD Global's Nokia 6 smartphone launches in U.S. for $229 through Amazon in early July.

Nokia's return to the smartphone realm in the U.S. is almost upon us, with news that the Nokia 6 Android phone is touching down in July. We already knew that a bunch of Nokia-branded devices were coming, after the Finnish company established a new business vehicle called HMD Global to ensure Nokia's brand lives on in

- VentureBeat - US

Aerial confrontation increases over the Baltic Sea.

The Estonian and Lithuanian authorities have reported that in the seven days ending 20 June NATO jets have scrambled 32 times from their air bases at Ämari in Estonia and Siauliai in Lithuania to identify and escort incoming Russian warplanes over the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Finland. This

- Jane’s - US

Aerial confrontation increases over the Baltic Sea.

The Estonian and Lithuanian authorities have reported that in the seven days ending 20 June NATO jets have scrambled 32 times from their air bases at mari in Estonia and Siauliai in Lithuania to identify and escort incoming Russian warplanes over the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Finland. This

- Jane’s - US

Comfortable conditions created for spectators at Azerbaijan F1 - Finnish fan

The 2017 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku is organized at a very high level, F1 fan Elena, who arrived in Baku from Finland, told Trend June 24.

- AzerNews - AZ

Helsinki wants to convince people to give up their cars

Vkem/Wikimedia CommonsJUNE 23, 2017 HELSINKI, FINLAND—For years, environmentalists and urban planners on both sides of the Atlantic have been fantasizing about few- or no-car city living, in order to make their municipalities easier and safer places to live, while also reducing their carbon footprint. The mayors of a ...

- Business Insider - US

An offer Finns can't refuse? Helsinki woos car owners to give up their autos.

Other cities have tried legal limits on when and where cars can drive. But in the Finnish capital, officials are trying to make a transit system so easy that it's preferable to car ownership.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

An offer Finns can't refuse? Helsinki woos car owners to give up their autos.

In Helsinki, Finland, a city that prides itself on its civic-mindedness, municipal authorities are looking at the challenge of phasing out the car in a different way: as a matter of efficiency and incentivization. It is a fact that on average, a privately owned car is used 4 percent of the time,' says Ville Lehmuskoski, ...

- Yahoo! News - US

ISRO's PSLV-38 blasts off with 31 satellites

Other than the Cartosat-2 series satellite, the PSLV is carrying 29 nano satellites from 14 countries - Austria, Belgium, Chile, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America besides a nano satellite from India.

- Rediff.com - IN

Top Chinese general cuts short Vietnam trip amid South China Sea tensions

One of China’s top military leaders reportedly cut short his visit to Vietnam earlier this month, a move seen as the latest sign of Beijing’s anger about Vietnamese activity in the South China Sea. General Fan Changlong, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission, met with senior officials in Vietnam on ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Polish lawmakers legalise medicinal marijuana

WARSAW, June 22 — Poland's lower house of parliament, which is controlled by the conservatives, today voted to make medicinal marijuana legal under certain circumstances. The EU member follows in the steps of the Czech Republic, Finland,...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Patria AMV28A successfully completes amphibious testing

The Patria AMV28A successfully completed in-house amphibious testing in the Hanko area in southern Finland last month, the company confirmed on 16 June. Two Patria AMV28A vehicles underwent the trials, one in test configuration with a full amphibious weight of 28 tonnes and the other equipped with

- Jane’s - US

PLA general skipped South China Sea meeting during Vietnam visit, ministry says

One of China’s top military leaders reportedly cut short his visit to Vietnam earlier this month, a move seen as the latest sign of Beijing’s anger about Vietnamese activity in the South China Sea. General Fan Changlong, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission, met with senior officials in Vietnam on ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Scandic Hotels Bolsters Nordics Strategy With $127 Million Finnish Acquisition

It's a relatively small deal from one of Europe's smallest hotel companies but Scandic's acquisition of Restel will certainly help shore up its position in the Nordics market. -Patrick Whyte

- Skift - US

Finnish center-right government outruns confidence vote

Finnish center-right government outruns confidence vote...

- MENAFN - JO

Civil Groups Stage Anti-Government Demonstration In Central Budapest

Some 300 people gathered in central Budapest to protest against government policies on Sunday evening. Márta Pardavi, co-leader of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, said that people of morals must take responsibility for society' and added that her organisation would boycott the recent law requiring registration of groups ...

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Religious, indigenous leaders demand rainforests be saved

HELSINKI — Religious and indigenous leaders on Monday called for an end to deforestation in the first international multi-faith, multi-cultural plea to reduce the emissions that fuel climate change.

- Yahoo! News - US

Three Questions with Claudia Major

Editor's Note: The German Marshall Fund of the United States and The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies hosted an event in Stockholm, Sweden May 16–17, 2017. This was the second edition of a long-term project that serves as a platform for high-level European and American security experts, strategic thinkers, ...

- GMF - DE

Finland's Finns Party split reduces government instability risks; cabinet likely to proceed with healthcare and administrative reforms

Key Points Risks of government collapse and an early general election have reduced in the one-year outlook. The government is likely to proceed with steps to liberalise the labour market and progress healthcare and administrative reforms. Pro-European Union foreign policy is likely to remain

- Jane’s - US

EU seeks long-term Shia-Sunni deal

EU countries want to see rival Muslim powers, Iran and Saudi Arabia, reach a long-term deal on regional power-sharing, Belgian foreign minister Didier Reynders said at an EU meeting in Luxembourg on Tuesday. He spoke of the post-WWII Yalta deal in Europe and the post-Cold War Helsinki deal as models. EU ministers welcomed ...

- EU Observer - EU

Paris Air Show 2017: BAE Systems pushes Typhoon's competitive industrial edge in Belgium, Finland

Key Points BAE Systems looking to leverage consortium's existing role in Belgian aerospace industry. Firms also looking to other industrial development areas. BAE Systems – the Eurofighter consortium lead on the Belgian and Finnish campaigns – has been busy sharpening its bids for

- Jane’s - US

Negotiations set to begin on Finland's Squadron 2020 project

The Finnish Defence Forces' Logistics Command on 13 June sent an invitation to negotiate and a preliminary invitation to tender for the Squadron 2020 corvette project to Atlas Elektronik, Saab, and Lockheed Martin Canada. The companies had been shortlisted earlier this year to provide the combat

- Jane’s - US

Finns party split saves government

Finland's prime minister, Juha Sipila, said on Tuesday that his government will try to form a coalition with New Alternative, a breakaway parliament group created after the populist Finns party chose hardliner Jussi Halla-aho as its leader on Saturday. Sipila had said on Monday that he would end the coalition with the Finns ...

- EU Observer - EU

Finland boosts artillery capability

The Finnish Defence Force is expecting to commence training on the Samsung Techwin K9 Thunder 155 mm/52 calibre self-propelled artillery systems in 2019, director of artillery Colonel Pasi Pasivirta revealed during the latest IQPC Future Artillery conference in London. The FDF ordered 48

- Jane’s - US

Hungary: Bill Seeks to Stifle Independent Groups

Expand People in Budapest protest a draft law targeting Central European University, Hungary, April 4, 2017. © Lydia Gall/Human Rights Watch A bill targeting nongovernmental organizations would force some groups that receive funding from outside Hungary to register as foreign funded' and subject them to excessive sanctions ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

NATO Deputy Secretary General to the Republic of Finland

The NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ms. Rose Gottemoeller will travel to Turku, Finland on Saturday, 10 June and Sunday, 11 June 2017.

- NATO - INT

Armenia: Death Threats Against Rights Defender

Expand Artur Sakunts participating in a meeting with journalists in Yerevan, May 15, 2017.  © 2017 azatutyun.am – A prominent human rights defender in Armenia has received death threats, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities should immediately investigate the threats, made on the rights defender's Facebook ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Finland: Now We Want a Mega-Mosque

The mosque boasts that it has been "able to organize many activities". One of these, it says, "is to spread Islam to the non-Muslims in Finland". Now Muslims in Finland want a mega-mosque. The idea that mega-mosques "prevent radicalization" is clearly

- Hudson New York - US

New Pact for Europe - National Report - FINLAND

The future of European integration, from a Finnish perspective

- European Policy Centre - BE

Tajikistan: Travel Ban on Rights Lawyer

Expand Fayzinisso Vohidova.  © TajInfo – Tajik border guards on the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border on May 14, 2017, prevented a prominent human rights lawyer from leaving the country, Human Rights Watch and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee said today. Tajik authorities should immediately rescind the ban on Fayzinisso ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

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