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Arctic Ocean could be ice-free in 20 years.

The Arctic Ocean could be largely ice-free in the summer as early as 2030, according to a report. Some 90 scientists contributed to the study commissioned by the Arctic Council, which groups the US, Russia, Canada, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland. The warmer climate is melting permafrost under buildings from ...

- EU Observer - EU

Unipetrol’s Litvinov refinery due energy study.

Unipetrol RPA SRO-Rafinerie, the refining arm of Unipetrol AS and parent company Polski Koncern Naftowy SA , has let a contract to Finland’s Neste Jacobs Oy to perform a comprehensive study of the 5.4 million-tpy refinery in Litvinov, Czech Republic.

- OGJ - US

Ontario to try giving poor a basic income.

The move to pay C$16,989 to individuals in a pilot scheme echoes a trial study in Finland.

- BBC - UK

Canada is launching an experiment that will give 4,000 people free money until 2020.

Blair Gable/Reuters Finland, The Netherlands, and San Francisco, California have already shown their interest in giving people a regular monthly allowance — a system known as basic income. Now Ontario, Canada, is planning its own basic income trial as well. On April 24, Premier Kathleen Wynne outlined new details of the ...

- Business Insider - US

Iron Grandpa.

A 72-year-old Finnish weightlifter who has won four world championships is determined to win one final title.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Series Mania: Viaplay-Backed Cold War Thriller 'M.A.D.' Unveiled at European Co-Production Forum.

PARIS  , Denmark's contribution to the European Co-production Forum at 2017's Series Mania came in the form of the Cold War era political thriller M.A.D, short for Mutually Assured Destruction. The show is being produced by Arena Films with backing from Viaplay, the Modern Times Group's SVOD service available in Sweden, ...

- Variety - US

Ismo Leikola is the funniest person in the world.

In 2014 Ismo Leikola won the "Funniest Person in the World" competition organised by the Laugh Factory in the United States. He is a six-times winner of the Audience Favourite Comedian Award at the largest annual stand-up festival in Finland and was voted  Best New Comer 2003. Leikola  also performs with a band consisting ...

- Stuff - NZ

Series Mania: Mediapro's Javier Mendez, Ran Tellem Talking 'The Head'.

PARIS , Spain's Mediapro Group has been making waves with its drive into premium international TV content for some time now, co-producing The Young Pope,' of which Season 2 is currently set to shoot next year, acquiring a stake in Daniel Burman's Burman Office, teaming with Finnish pubcaster YLE for Nordic Noir The ...

- Variety - US

No compulsory training for Malta's judiciary.

Malta is among the only four EU member states where no compulsory training is given to members of judiciary, not even when they are appointed. The comparative European Commission study – the 2016 Justice Scoreboard – notes that Malta, Cyprus, Finland and Sweden are the only EU countries where magistrates and judges ...

- - MT

Women in tenure committees do not speed up women's science careers.

According to a study by researchers in Aalto University School of Business, Finland, male evaluators become less favorable toward female candidates as soon as a female evaluator joins the committee. At the same time, female evaluators are not significantly more favorable toward female candidates.

- PhysOrg - NL

A prominent euroskeptic politician thinks Finland is likely to quit the euro.

REUTERS/Tuomas ForsellHELSINKI - Finland's exit from the euro zone is possible and even likely in the future, euroskeptic lawmaker Sampo Terho, the frontrunner in a race to lead the co-ruling Finns party, said on Friday. With his comments, Terho moved closer to his nearest rival, the hard-liner Jussi Halla-aho - a sign of ...

- Business Insider - US

5G enables precision road weather services and provides robot cars with the ability to hear

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is coordinating the 5G-Safe project, which aims to reduce traffic accidents. This involves the development of new vehicular network solutions and the local road weather and safety services they enable in support of drivers, road operators and autonomous vehicle management systems. ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Finland likely to quit euro in coming decades, lawmaker says

Finland's exit from the euro zone is possible and even likely in the future, eurosceptic lawmaker Sampo Terho, the frontrunner in a race to lead the co-ruling Finns party, said Friday.

- The Daily Star - LB

Finnish Ambassador Takes on Serbian Hockey Team

The Finnish Ambassador to Serbia Pertti Ikonen will represent his country in a friendly ice hockey match between Serbia's 'Little Wooden Legs' and Finnish 'Midnight Bats' on Thursday.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Finnish Ambassador Takes on Serbian Hockey Team

The Finnish Ambassador to Serbia Pertti Ikonen will represent his country in a friendly ice hockey match between Serbia's 'Little Wooden Legs' and Finnish 'Midnight Bats' on Thursday.   

- Balkan Insight - UK

Estonia: Fortum eyes a major solar energy park - The Baltic Times

The Finnish energy group Fortum is planning to build a 10-50 megawatt solar energy park in the Luunja parish situated in Estonia’s Tartu C......

- The Baltic Times - US

Spanish figure skater wins gold at Helsinki World Championships

The five-time European champion overtook his rival, Shoma Uno, from Japan, with a spellbinding performance at the Helsinki World Championships 2017. The post Spanish figure skater wins gold at Helsinki World Championships appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

- The Olive Press - ES

Iran, Finland ink deal on customs cooperation

- Today.Az - AZ

'My Cat Yugoslavia' Needs A Good Brushing

Pajtim Statovci's debut novel follows a Kosovar immigrant to Finland who meets a singularly unpleasant anthropomorphic cat in a Finnish gay bar. But while the story is imaginative, it lacks polish.

- NPR - US

Finland increases defence expenditure and collaboration with NATO, but unlikely to apply for membership ahead of Sweden

EVENT On 7 April, Finnish defence minister Jussi Niinistö authorised the signing of design contracts for the construction of seven warships under the Squadron 2020 project, aimed at upgrading the navy's capabilities in the 2020s. This is in line with the government's Defence Report, approved

- Jane’s - US

Ukrainian interest. Encouraging Tillerson, Putin's fears, and Central European prospects

Rex Tillerson is not going to unilaterally build bridges with Russia. Vladimir Putin, as before, is afraid of color revolutions in Russia and the post-Soviet space. An international center to combat cyber threats and disinformation has been established in Finland. The EU recalled the Eastern Partnership.


Iraq: Another day at Rohzawa Hospital

Video | From a German doctor to a Finnish nurse, medical workers from all over the globe are coming together to aid the existing health structure at Rohzawa Hospital in Erbil, Iraq.


Proof that magnesium could prevent fractures

Magnesium could hold the key to preventing one of the most preventable causes of disability in middle-aged to elderly people, according to new research led by academics at the Universities of Bristol and Eastern Finland.

- University of Bristol - UK

NATO welcomes opening of European Centre for Countering Hybrid Threats

Several NATO Allies and European Union members came together in Helsinki on Tuesday , formally agreeing to establish a European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats in the Finnish capital. At a ceremony attended by Finnish Foreign Minister Timo Soini, officials from NATO and the European Union welcomed the ...


Finland issues offset guidelines

Finland's Ministry of Defence issued a policy document aimed at describing needs for defence offsets on 6 April. The document begins with Finland's desire to relabel offsets as "industrial participation", while emphasising the country's goal of obtaining access to technology as part of

- Jane’s - US

Eurosceptic Finns party slumps in local election

Finland's eurosceptic Finns party suffered in Sunday's municipal elections, winning only 8.8 percent support, down from 17.7 percent in the 2015 parliamentary election and 12.3 percent in the 2012 local elections. The downturn could spell trouble for Finland's three-party government and lead to a party leadership race, with ...

- EU Observer - EU