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Everything You Need To Know About Universal Basic Income In 10 Minutes.

The idea of a program that would cover the cost of living for everyone feels like something out of a far-off utopia. This informative video grounds it in reality. The idea of giving some, or all, citizens enough money to meet their daily needs was once decidedly fringe. Not anymore. Now, everyone is talking about universal ...

- Fast Company - US

Quality control is vital for the energy production of cells.

Mitochondria generate most of the energy cells need through a respiratory chain for which they must produce their own proteins. The research group of Associate Professor Henna Tyynismaa, University of Helsinki, Finland, has discovered a "quality control" mechanism in the mitochondria, which is necessary for the construction ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Tajikistan: Independent Journalist Detained.

Expand Khayrullo Mirsaidov, a well-respected independent journalist in Tajikistan, was arrested on December 5, 2017, after publicly appealing to Tajikistan's president about alleged local authority corruption. ©Radio Ozodi/Tajik Service of Radio Free Europe – Tajik authorities detained a well-known independent ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

The world's greenest cruise ship will have sails.

A Japanese cruise operator is teaming up with a Finnish shipbuilder to build the world's greenest cruise ship.

- CNNMoney - US

Swedish police probe attempted arson at Jewish cemetery.

HELSINKI — Police in Sweden say they are investigating an attempted arson at a Jewish cemetery.Remnants of two glass bottles with flammable contents were found Monday near the chapel at the cemetery in Malmo, Sweden's third-largest...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Shubhankar wins Joburg Open golf tournament.

Johannesburg, Dec 11 Shubhankar Sharma of India won the Joburg Open golf tournament in sensational style on Monday to qualify for next year's edition of the British Open. The 21-year-old closed with a three-under-par 69 and was bogey-free in the final 54 holes as he ended his first tournament in South Africa with an ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Swedish think tank: South Korea's arms sales record high.

HELSINKI — A Swedish think tank says South Korea's arms sales hit record levels last year, pushed by the continuous military threat from North Korea, complicated relations with China and a government decision to increase domestic...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

A Finnish journalist living in the US reveals the biggest misconceptions about Nordic countries.

Reuters/Vesa Moilanen/LehtikuvaJournalist Anu Partanen moved to the US from Finland in 2008. In the nine years since, she's noticed Americans hold a number of misguided views about the way Nordic countries operate. She detailed many of those misconceptions in her 2016 book "The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a ...

- Business Insider - US

Nokia's COO quits after eight months in the job.

HELSINKI - Nokia said its chief operating officer will leave the telecom network equipment maker, which is struggling in the face of a shrinking market and tough competition, after just eight months in the job.

- Reuters - US

Stop Fake: Donetsk People's Republic office opens in Finland .

The official site of the self-proclaimed separatist Donetsk People’s Republic  announced that its official representative office was opening in Helsinki, Finland. Unlike the Czech Republic and Austria where such offices were called consulates, the Helsinki office is referred to simply as a ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

3 people arrested in fire-bomb attack on Swedish synagogue.

HELSINKI — Three people have been arrested for allegedly throwing firebombs at a synagogue in the Swedish city of Goteborg.No one was injured in the attack late Saturday during a youth event at the synagogue and the adjacent...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

2 die after pilotage boat capsizes in Gulf of Finland

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — The Finnish Border Guards says two people have been found dead inside a pilot boat that capsized and sank off southern Finland.The state agency says the pair was found Saturday morning in the Gulf of Finland...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

2 die after pilotage boat capsizes in Gulf of Finland

The Finnish Border Guards says two people have been found dead inside a pilot boat that capsized and sank off southern Finland.

- FOX News - US

Finland's Boomeranger Boats to deliver special operations RHIBs to UAE, India

Finnish boat manufacturer Boomeranger Boats announced on 27 November that it had signed contracts to deliver special operations rigid-hull inflatable boats to the United Arab Emirates military and the Indian Navy . The company said in a statement that it will provide 34 such boats

- Jane’s - US

Social protection in 2015 - Almost one-third of EU GDP spent on social protection - Highest ratios in France, Denmark and Finland

European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 8 December 2017 Since 2010, social protection expenditure in the European Union has increased slightly, from 28.6% of GDP in 2010 to 29.0% in 2015, according to data from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

- EU - EU

NGOs Say Hungary's Govt Trampling Rights

Addressing the LIBE hearing, representatives of Hungarian rights groups criticised Hungary's government for restricting fundamental rights. Márta Pardavi, co-chair of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, told LIBE that the government had systematically weakened its system of checks and balances, putting the fundamental values ...

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Azerbaijani, Finnish FMs mull development perspectives of bilateral cooperation

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov met with Foreign Minister of Finland, Timo Soini within the 24th Ministerial Council of the OSCE, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry told Trend.

- AzerNews - AZ

European integrated maritime policy: Commission decides to refer Bulgaria, Finland and Greece to the Court

Commission - Press release European Brussels, 7 December 2017 European integrated maritime policy: Commission decides to refer Bulgaria, Finland and Greece to the Court The European Commission decided today to refer Bulgaria, Finland and Greece to the Court of Justice of the EU for not notifying or partially notifying ...

- EU - EU

Bulgaria is Among the EU Countries with the Highest Number of Old Aircraft

Bulgaria is one of the countries in the EU with the oldest aircraft in civil aviation, according to data from the Eurostat statistical office for 2015. Eurostat published the information on the occasion of the International Civil Aviation Day, which was celebrated on 7 December. In six countries more than half of aircraft ...

- Novinite - BG

Ukrinform: Finnish NEFCO company to develop green projects in Ukraine

The State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine and the NEFCO corporation have started negotiations on creation of a joint venture to produce energy-efficient equipment and materials using European technologies. The post Ukrinform: Finnish NEFCO company to develop green projects in ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Finland: Yule be sleighed

After a visit to the Arctic home of Santa and his elves, Bev Wood is now a believer. I believe in Santa.And you will too if you are lucky enough to meet him in his own home town. He is just as friendly and jolly in real life as...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Neo-Nazis denied ferry trip from Sweden to Finland

A group of neo-Nazis who were due to travel from Sweden to Finland for the latter country's centenary celebrations had their trip cut short when the ferry company they were going to travel with denied them passage.

- The Local - SE

Thousands March in Helsinki in Rival Political Protests

Supporters of the far right in Finland and anti-facists staged rival marches in the capital Wednesday as the country celebrated 100 years of independence. Police in riot gear reinforced by security personnel from around the country made 10 arrests because of scattered fights and misbehavior. About 2,000 people joined the ...

- Voice of America - US

Finland @100: Celebrations Kick Off With Lakes, Coffee And Santa Claus

One hundred years ago, following the Russian Revolution, the Republic of Finland was born. On 6 December 1917 Finland became a nation state with its own identity, language, cuisine, traditions and culture. Suomi100 has been tweeted almost 33,000 times in the past week, and Finland100 almost 14,000 times. So what is unique ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Finland fetes 100 years since independence from Russia

Finland, a former Russian Grand Duchy, celebrated Wednesday the centenary of its independence with parades and street parties in a festive mood, despite flaring tensions between Moscow and the West.Buildings...

- Expatica - NL

President Aliyev congratulates his Finnish counterpart

- Today.Az - AZ

Harith Iskander receives award from Finnish ambassador

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 6 — Popular comedian Harith Iskander, who won the 'Funniest Person in the World' title organised by the Laugh Factory in Finland in December last year, today received the award from the Finnish Ambassador to Malaysia, Petri...

- The Malay Mail - MY

8 reasons Finland's education system puts the US model to shame

Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesFinland's repeated success in national education rankings suggests there are at least a few lessons the US can learn. For one, the tiny Nordic country places considerable weight on early education. Before Finnish kids learn their times tables, they learn simply how to be kids — how to play ...

- Business Insider - US

Fidesz Finally Publicly Apologizes To The Hungarian Helsinki Committee

Fidesz has finally publicly apologized to the Hungarian Helsinki Committee for calling the NGO an executor of political orders of international speculative financial capital' in a 2015 statement, reports

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Audiovisual Installation: Aurora Borealis, Gellért Hill Budapest, 6 December

To celebrate Finland´s 100th year of independence in 2017, an audiovisual installation Aurora Borealis will light up the sky of Budapest between 3 -6 December. Situated in front of the Gellért Hill Waterfall, Aurora Borealis light statue will bring a piece of the magical Northern sky into the middle of wintery darkness.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

President Aliyev congratulates his Finnish counterpart

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev congratulated the President of Finland, Sauli Niinisto.

- AzerNews - AZ

A century on, Finland has learnt to tame the Russian bear

100 years after independence, Helsinki sees neighbour as both a threat and opportunity  

- Financial Times - US

Finland at 100: Europe's northern neighbor to Russia brimming with 'sisu'

Finland became an independent nation exactly a century ago, facilitated by revolution in Russia. Now in the EU and the eurozone, but not in NATO, it's also a top performer in education, coffee consumption and motorsport.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Celebrating 100 years of Finnish culture

Since 1917, Finland has gone from an agrarian backwoods to the world's best. From music to art to saunas, Finland has made major contributions to culture in the 100 years since its independence.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Business lessons from the land of Angry Birds, Nokia and Clash of Clans

Taking business lessons from a country famous for cross-eyed birds and Moomins might seem eccentric. But four years on from Nokia’s sale to Microsoft and 100 years after gaining independence, Finland’s fortunes are improving. Here are three business lessons we learnt along the way: The importance of ...

- City AM - UK

Hungary Gives Bogányi Piano To Finland

The Hungarian state has presented Finland with a Bogányi piano to mark the 100th anniversary of Finland's independence. The piano was presented in a ceremony in Budapest, following talks between House Speaker László Kövér, and Maria Lohela, his Finnish counterpart.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Finland: role of quality education system acknowledged during celebrations of country’s centenary

As the centenary of Finland’s independence is celebrated, teacher unionists reiterate that education is a crucial part of the glue holding the country together and that it gave, and still will give it, a bright, prosperous and sustainable future.

- Education International - BE

Eight arrests over Malta journalist murder

Maltese police arrested eight people on Monday, under "a reasonable suspicion" that they are linked to the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in October, Maltese prime minister Joseph Muscat said. Muscat gave no detail about the operation or the suspects, but he said that "all the relevant information will be made ...

- EU Observer - EU

Neutral Finland readies to celebrate 100 years of independence from Russia

A century after gaining independence from its powerful neighbour Russia, Finland continues to consolidate its ties to the West, as tensions flare between Moscow and the West.

- EurActive - UK

Finland Flourishes After 100 Years of Independence

Finns have turned one of the poorest corners of Europe into one of the richest, most equal, most contented countries in the world.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Finland's economic rebound continues with solid 3Q and upward revisions

- Financial Times - US

Cash still most used payment form in euro area

Cash remains the most commonly payment method in the eurozone, according to a European Central Bank study. It found 79 percent of all payments in 2016 were made with cash, 19 percent with cards and two percent with other payment instruments. Cash was most used in the southern eurozone countries, as well as in Germany, ...

- EU Observer - EU

Director General of the NATO International Military Staff visits Finland

Lieutenant General Jan Broeks, Director General of the NATO International Military Staff , visited Finland on 22-24 November. During his visit, DGIMS met with General Jarmo Lindberg, Chief of Defence of Finland and other high-level military officials of all services of the Finish Armed Forces, and visited the European ...