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Trump comments put focus on Sweden's embrace of immigrants.

HELSINKI " When a riot broke out in a predominantly immigrant Stockholm suburb this week, the biggest surprise for many Swedes was that a police officer found it necessary to fire his gun.For U.S. President Donald Trump and...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

What The Finnish Arctic Region Can Teach Us About Corporate Responsibility.

In beautiful northern Finland, environmental responsibility and respect for the community are ways of life – and so it flows naturally that these principles also drive business success, inform operations and dictate how business leaders treat their people.

- Forbes.com - US

Finland buys armour support equipment.

Finland is buying 16 ex-Dutch engineering tanks based on the Leopard 1 main battle tank chassis the country's Ministry of Defence announced on 20 February. The deal is Finland's second procurement of surplus equipment in February aimed at significantly boosting both the tactical and

- Jane’s - US

Gamification motivates consumers to reduce power consumption peaks - pilot sites in Helsinki, Nice and Vienna.

In collaboration with the international CITYOPT project, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed an energy planning tool for experts and an application for consumers. The tools have been piloted in Helsinki, Nice and Vienna, with promising results. Local energy costs were reduced by 15% and carbon dioxide ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Could smartphones replace datacenters? These Finnish researchers think so.

Researchers think they've found a way of using the vast untapped resources of processing power in smartphones and IoT devices for large-scale number-crunching.

- ZDNet - UK

Norway pledges $10m to counter Trump's cut in abortion funding.

Norway has joined an international initiative to raise millions of dollars to replace shortfalls left by US President Donald Trump's ban on US-funded groups worldwide providing information on abortion. In January, the Netherlands started a global fund to help women access abortion services, saying Trump's "global gag rule" ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Finland buying secondhand howitzers from South Korea.

Richard TomkinsFeb. 20 -- Finland has decided to procure 48 used self-propelled howitzers from South Korea as well as training, spare parts and maintenance.

- UPI - US

Selenium deficiency promoted by climate change.

Selenium is an essential micronutrient obtained from dietary sources such as cereals. The selenium content of foodstuffs largely depends on concentrations in the soil: previous studies have shown that low selenium concentrations are associated with high pH and oxygen availability and low clay and soil organic carbon ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Head of Nobel Peace Prize awards committee dead at 65.

HELSINKI — Norwegian Nobel officials say the head of Norwegian Nobel Committee, Kaci Kullmann Five, has died at age 65.

- Billings Gazette - US

Head of Nobel Peace Prize awards committee dead at 65.

HELSINKI " Norwegian Nobel officials say the head of Norwegian Nobel Committee, Kaci Kullmann Five, has died at age 65.Olav Njolstad, director of The Nobel Institute, says Five, who had been a member of the prestigious Nobel...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

One-third of foreign investors consider Estonia as alternative to Finland - The Baltic Times.

TALLINN– Some 30 percent of the foreign investors who planned to invest in Finland in recent years considered Estonia as an alternative, E......

- The Baltic Times - US

Takanashi seeking gold at Nordic worlds

Ski jumping supernova Sara Takanashi is hoping to create another special memory in Lahti, Finland, as she aims for her first gold medal at the Nordic Ski World Championships starting on Wednesday. Takanashi, who last week scored the 53rd World Cup win of her career to tie Austrian Gregor Schlierenzauer's all-time record, ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Swedish think tank: Arms trade is flourishing

HELSINKI " A Swedish think tank says that the global arms trade has steadily increased in volume the past five years, propelled by an almost doubling of arms imports in the Middle East and strong growth in demand in Asia.Five...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Swedish think tank: Arms trade is flourishing

HELSINKI — A Swedish think tank says that the global arms trade has steadily increased in volume the past five years, propelled by an almost...

- Townhall.com - US

Swedes scratch heads at Trump's suggestion of major incident

HELSINKI — Swedes have been scratching their heads and ridiculing President Donald Trump's remarks that suggested a major incident had...

- Townhall.com - US

Romance set in abattoir tugs at Berlin heartstrings

HUNGARY’S “On Body and Soul,” a tender love story set in a slaughterhouse, won the Golden Bear top prize on Saturday at the Berlin film festival. The drama by Ildiko Enyedi, one of four female filmmakers in competition, features graphic scenes in an abattoir set against the budding romance of two people ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Swedes scratch heads at Trump's suggestion of major incident

HELSINKI — Swedes have been scratching their heads and ridiculing President Donald Trump's remark that suggested a major incident had happened in Sweden. During a rally in Florida on Saturday, Trump said look what's happening last night in Sweden' as he alluded to past terror attacks in Europe. The comment has prompted a ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Swedes scratch heads at Trump's suggestion of major incident

HELSINKI " Swedes have been scratching their heads and ridiculing President Donald Trump's remark that suggested a major incident had happened in Sweden.During a rally in Florida on Saturday, Trump said "look what's happening...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Swedes scratch heads at Trump's suggestion of major incident

HELSINKI — Swedes have been scratching their heads and ridiculing President Donald Trump's remark that suggested a major incident had...

- Townhall.com - US

Virtual reality

Finnish company Frestems is launching it ViTE, Virtual Treatment Environment, a virtual reality tool and process for the creation of military ambulance treatment environments.

- Jane’s - US

IDEX 2017: Patria boosts UAE presence

Finland's Patria has announced that it is to boost its presence in the Middle East with the establishment of a new subsidiary company in Abu Dhabi. The company, to be called Patria Land Middle East, will be a fully owned subsidiary and, according to a statement by the firm, "will strengthen

- Jane’s - US

NATO and Finland step up cyber defence cooperation

In the face of a rapidly evolving cyber threat landscape, strong partnerships play a key role in effectively addressing cyber challenges. Today , NATO and Finland stepped up their engagement with the signing of a Political Framework Arrangement on cyber defence cooperation. The arrangement will allow NATO and Finland to ...

- NATO - INT

Finland, NATO sign cyber pact

Finland has signed a cyber-defence agreement with NATO, the country and organisation announced on 16 February. The agreement, a political framework allowing Finland to work more closely with NATO on cyber operations, has been under negotiation since 2011. Few specifics on the agreement were

- Jane’s - US

Finland buys K9 howitzers from South Korea

Finland will purchase K9 Thunder 155 mm self-propelled howitzers from South Korea, the country's defence ministry confirmed on 17 February. According to the MoD announcement, Finnish defence minister Jussi Niinistö has approved the purchase of 48 former South Korean Army K9s at a cost of

- Jane’s - US

Far-right populism marches across Europe – but not in Iberia. Why not?

Right-wing extremist parties have seen increasing support across the continent, from France to Finland. But Spain and Portugal have bucked the trend.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

Finland strikes down petition opposing upcoming legalisation of same-sex marriages

A 2014 legislation, allowing same-sex marriages, is due to come into force on 1 March.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Finnish lawmakers reject call to revoke same-sex marriage

Finnish lawmakers have rejected a petition from more than 100,000 people demanding to repeal a law allowing same-sex marriage.

- FOX News - US

Finnish lawmakers reject call to revoke same-sex marriage

HELSINKI " Finnish lawmakers have rejected a petition from more than 100,000 people demanding to repeal a law allowing same-sex marriage.The move is considered a last-minute attempt to revoke the law that made Finland the last...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Finnish parliament re-adopts gay marriage law

HELSINKI, Feb 17 — Finland's parliament voted today for a second time in favour of same-sex marriage, just two weeks before a 2014 law enshrining it is due to take effect. The do-over was a last-minute attempt by opponents to prevent the...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Viking Line to put fast catamaran into service on Tallinn-Helsinki route in April - The Baltic Times

TALLINN – The Finnish shipper Viking Line will put a new catamaran, the Viking Faster or FSTR, into service on the Tallinn-Helsinki route ......

- The Baltic Times - US

Deutsche Welle: Finland to ramp up troop levels amid heightened Russian tensions

Finland's government has announced plans to strengthen its military by raising troop levels and increasing defense spending. Helsinki cited concerns over actions by neighboring Russia as a reason for the beef up. The post Deutsche Welle: Finland to ramp up troop levels amid heightened Russian tensions appeared first on ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Finland announces increase in defence spending

The Finnish government said on Tuesday it will increase its annual €2.4 billion military spending by €55 million before ramping up to €150 million from 2021. It cited tensions with Russia as a reason for the increase. "Russia aims to strengthen its great-power status, and it has expressed the goal of a ...

- EU Observer - EU

Finland to ramp up troop levels amid heightened Russian tensions

Finland's government has announced plans to strengthen its military by raising troop levels and increasing defense spending. Helsinki cited concerns over actions by neighboring Russia as a reason for the beef up.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Postmenopausal hormone therapy exceeding ten years may protect from dementia

Postmenopausal estrogen-based hormone therapy lasting longer than ten years was associated with a decreased risk of Alzheimer's disease in a large study. The study explored the association between postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy, Alzheimer's disease, dementia and cognition in two nation-wide case-control studies ...

- ScienceDaily - US

Finland beefs up military amid rising Russian tensions

Finland's government announced plans Thursday to strengthen the country's military capacity due to concerns over assertive behaviour from its powerful eastern neighbour Russia.Finland, which is not a...

- Expatica - NL

Fake 'caption' to a photo turned into a nightmare

Run down by cheetahs, an impala stares defiantly down a camera lens moments before its death. Shot by a Maltese wildlife photographer, the striking image went viral around the world last week, accompanied by a haunting story: the impala was sacrificing herself to allow her calves to escape. The photographer, the story said, ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Futurefly's EatMessage app turns your face into a game controller

Futurefly is launching an iMessage app called EatMessage, a selfie-based game where challenge friends to eat or dodge emojis. And in this game, your face is the controller. Helsinki-based Futurefly is hoping to use a smartphone's camera in innovative ways to disrupt the social messaging market dominated by the likes of ...

- VentureBeat - US

Atomico closes $765 million tech venture fund, Europe's biggest

By Eric Auchard FRANKFURT - Atomico, which has spent the past decade proving startups can prosper outside Silicon Valley, said on Thursday it had closed Europe's largest standalone tech venture fund, a $765 million war chest that reflects the region's growing financing firepower. The London-based venture firm started by ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Clash Royale, Clash of Clans push Supercell to $2.3 billion in 2016 revenue

Supercell, the maker of hit mobile games Clash of Clans and Clash Royale, said that sales growth was flat $2.3 billion in 2016. That's flat compared to a year ago. But the Helsinki company generated earnings before taxes and other items of $1 billion, up from $897 million a year earlier. That's an enormous ...

- VentureBeat - US

Finland: new oath for teachers introduced by union

The teachers’ union, Opetusalan Ammattijrjest, has introduced a new oath for teachers to take. The oath outlines principles of the profession and underscores the value of their work.

- Education International - BE

Finnish man stabbed in Pattaya

CHON BURI - A 45-year-old Finn fleeing an attack sought help at a beer bar after he was stabbed in a street in Pattaya city in the early hours of Thursday.

- BangkokPost - TH

Cult Finnish director calls for compassion for migrants

After six years of silence, cult Finnish director Aki Kaurismaki has returned to the screen with The Other Side of Hope, a call for mercy toward migrants seeking asylum in Europe.

- The Daily Star - LB

Three reasons for universal basic income

From Mongolia to Finland to India, we are seeing heightened interest in the idea of a universal basic income —an unconditional cash grant given to every citizen, regardless of their employment status or wealth. The idea is controversial, receiving criticism from many quarters including Future Development. I happen to be ...

- Brookings - US

BlackBerry sues Nokia for patent infringement

Blackberry has filed a patent-infringement suit against Nokia, demanding royalties on the Finnish company's mobile network products. Nokia's Flexi Multiradio base stations, radio network controllers and Liquid Radio software are using technology covered by as many as 11 patents held by BlackBerry, according to the suit ...

- Telecompaper - NL

Clash of Clans maker Supercell's profit grows despite the challenge from Pokemon Go

REUTERS/Tuomas ForsellHELSINKI - Finland's Supercell, the maker of hit mobile game Clash of Clans, reported on Wednesday core profit rose 8 percent last year, helped by the launch of a new game and despite the challenge from Nintendo Co's smash hit Pokemon GO. Supercell, majority owned by China's Tencent Holdings Ltd, said ...

- Business Insider - US

Botswana adopts Canada's sustainable mining programme

The Botswana Chamber of Mines has announced that it will adopt the Towards Sustainable Mining initiative, a corporate social responsibility programme developed by the Mining Association of Canada , to improve environmental and social practices in the mining industry. This is first time that TSM has been adopted by a mining ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Study makes links between sporting activity and education and finances

STOCKHOLM, Feb 15 — Sweden, Finland and Denmark lead Europe for sporting activity, according to a new study from the University of Barcelona, with Portugal, Greece, Spain, Italy and Bulgaria having a little catching up to do. A lack of...

- The Malay Mail - MY

National minimum wages in the EU- Monthly minimum wages below €500 in east and well above €1000 in northwest

European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 10 February 2017 As of 1st January 2017, 22 out of the 28 Member States of the European Union have national minimum wages: only Denmark, Italy, Cyprus, Austria, Finland and Sweden do not have one.

- EU - EU

Estonia begins K9 artillery negotiations with South Korea

Estonia is planning to buy K9 Thunder 155 mm self-propelled howitzers from South Korea, with the two countries signing a memorandum of understanding to begin procurement negotiations on 6 February. The move is linked to a proposed purchase of the Hanwha Techwin K9 by Finland. Speaking to

- Jane’s - US

UN seeks $4.63 billion to aid Syrian refugees and host nations

Funding appeal launched at Helsinki event seeks to ease desperate plight of 4.7 million refugees and neighbouring countries hosting them.

- UN - INT

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