HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's outgoing prime minister says he will step down as head of the Center Party, which had one of its worst performances in decades in Sunday parliamentary...
IIHF offers explanation for call that cost Finland gold
ESPOO, Finland (AP) — The International Ice Hockey Federation offered an explanation Monday for the decision to waive off what would have been the gold medal-winning goal by Finland in the host...
HELSINKI (AP) — Riding a wave of populism across Europe and campaigning to slow down Finland's efforts to fight climate change, the euroskeptic Finns Party came within 6,800 votes of winning the...
HELSINKI (AP) — Results from Finland's parliamentary election illustrated the struggle by Europe's traditional political parties to retain supporters, with the center-left Social Democratic Party...
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The chairman of the populist Finns Party says he was truly surprised at how his party...
ESPOO, Finland (AP) — Alex Rigsby stopped four of five shots in a shootout and the United States beat Finland 2-1 on Sunday night for its fifth consecutive gold medal at the women's world...
Canada routs Russia 7-0 to win bronze at women’s worlds
ESPOO, Finland (AP) — Canada routed Russia 7-0 in the bronze-medal game at the women's world hockey championship on Sunday, bouncing back from the historic semifinal loss to Finland a day...
ESPOO, Finland (AP) — The United States soared into the gold-medal game at the women's world hockey championship by routing Russia 8-0 Saturday behind two goals each by Hilary Knight and Kelly...
HELSINKI (AP) — Finns will be voting Sunday to fill the country's 200-seat Eduskunta parliament after a campaign that saw debates over the country's generous welfare model, its rapidly aging...
Finns to vote on how best to save their welfare state
HELSINKI (AP) — Finns will be voting Sunday in a parliamentary election shaped by debates on how best to preserve their generous welfare model despite having one of the world's most rapidly aging...
US advances to semifinals with 4-0 win over Japan
ESPOO, Finland (AP) — Kendall Coyne Schofield scored a tournament-leading fifth goal Thursday to help the United States beat Japan 4-0 and advance to the semifinals of the women's world...
Bulls’ Markkanen cleared for basketball activities
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen has been cleared to resume full basketball activities after missing the final two weeks of the season because of a heart problem.
ESPOO, Finland (AP) — Kendall Coyne Schofield and Lee Stecklein scored two goals each, and the United States routed Russia 10-0 Tuesday in the final game of the preliminary round at the women's...
Putin outlines ambitious Arctic expansion program
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday put forward an ambitious program to secure Russia's foothold in the Arctic, including efforts to build new ports and other...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fortunately for the Columbus Blue Jackets, a team called KalPa in the Finnish hockey league completed its season last month well below the line to make the...
ESPOO, Finland (AP) — Natalie Spooner scored a hat trick for Canada in a costly 5-1 victory over Russia on Monday at the women's world hockey championship.
ESPOO, Finland (AP) — Dani Cameranesi scored two goals and had an assist as the United States shut out Switzerland 8-0 Sunday at the women's world championship.
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ESPOO, Finland (AP) — Annie Pankowski scored the winning goal on a second-period power play Saturday, leading the United States to a 3-2 victory over Canada at the women's world hockey...
Russia tops Switzerland 2-1 at women’s hockey worlds
ESPOO, Finland (AP) — Russia defeated Switzerland 2-1 at the women's world hockey championship Friday, with Olga Sosina scoring on a power play with 36.8 seconds remaining.
ESPOO, Finland (AP) — Hilary Knight put the U.S. ahead during a five-goal third period Thursday, rallying the Americans past host Finland 6-2 on opening day of the women's world hockey...
ESPOO, Finland (AP) — Some of the top women's hockey players in the world are vowing to use their voices to shape the future of the sport in North America after the six-team Canadian Women's...
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Portuguese Air Force says one of its surveillance planes "inadvertently" strayed into Finland's airspace without permission.
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Voters in Finland have begun casting their ballots for the April 14 general election to renew the country's 200-seat parliament.
The American women have beaten Canada in seven of the last eight world hockey championship finals, including a 3-2 overtime win two years ago in Michigan.
Finns say Portuguese aircraft violated its airspace
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Portuguese surveillance aircraft is suspected of having violated the Nordic country's airspace, the Finnish defense ministry said Tuesday.
Ronaldo is indirectly helping Italy’s national team
Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Juventus isn't just helping raise the profile of Serie A. It's also helping Italy's national team to recover from its failure to qualify for last year's World...
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Italy’s youth movement shines in 2-0 win over Finland
UDINE, Italy (AP) — Italy came away with hope for the future after Nicolo Barella and Moise Kean scored their first international goals in a 2-0 win over Finland to open European Championship...
HELSINKI (AP) — Finland has topped an index of the happiest nations for the second consecutive year, with researchers saying the small Nordic country of 5.5 million has succeeded in generating a...
Valtteri Bottas: “I’m going to beat everyone this year”
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Last season's Formula One campaign was so demoralizing for Valtteri Bottas that he got drunk to forget all about it.
HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's outgoing prime minister, who abruptly tendered the resignation of his center-right government just weeks before the general election, said Saturday he won't seek to...
Finland’s center-right government resigns
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila's center-right government resigned Friday after the governing coalition failed to agree on and push through a planned social and...
Report: Finnish SS volunteers likely killed Jews in WWII
HELSINKI (AP) — An Israeli Holocaust historian praised authorities in Finland on Sunday for publishing a report that concluded Finnish volunteers serving with Nazi Germany's Waffen-SS "very likely" took part in World War II atrocities, including the mass murder of Jews.
Efraim Zuroff of the Simon Wiesenthal Center lauded the determination of the National Archives of Finland to release the findings even if doing so was "painful and uncomfortable" for Finland.
Finnish basic income trial: creates happiness, but not jobs
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A nationwide experiment with basic income in Finland has not increased employment among those participating in the two-year trial, but their general well-being seems to have increased, a report said Friday.
Finnish ski jump icon Matti Nykanen dies at 55
HELSINKI (AP) — Matti Nykanen, the four-time Olympic ski jumping champion whose personal life was affected by alcohol problems, has died. He was 55.
Nykanen, who also won seven World Championship gold medals, died Sunday, the International Ski Federation (FIS) said. The cause of death was not immediately known.
Nykanen became an icon of sport in Finland. He was 18 when he won his first competition in the storied Four Hills tournament, yet with boyish looks seemed even younger.
Nordics win top spots in prestigious French cooking contest
HELSINKI (AP) — Nordic nations have swept the top four prizes at the world's most prestigious culinary competition in France, beating Gallic gourmet chefs at their own game with Northern European simplicity and local ingredients.
Team Denmark took the gold medal at the biennial Bocuse d'Or competition in the French city of Lyon last week ahead of Sweden, Norway and Finland.
Poland exported 5,500 pounds of meat from sick cows to EU
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of pounds of meat from sick cows who were slaughtered illegally in Poland were exported to 10 other European Union countries, the country's top veterinary official said on Thursday.
Pawel Niemczuk said about 2,500 kilograms (5,500 pounds) of the meat was exported to Finland, Hungary, Estonia, Romania, Sweden, France, Spain, Lithuania, Portugal and Slovakia..
Meat from sick cows also went to 20 sales locations in Poland but has since been recalled, he said.
Freezing Finland hits Europe’s winter record low temperature
HELSINKI (AP) — Winters in Finland are often frigid but meteorologists say the Nordic nation's Lapland region has produced Europe's coldest temperature this winter at minus 38.7 degrees Celsius (minus 37.7 degrees Fahrenheit).
Meteorologist Ari-Juhani Punkka from the Finnish Meteorological Institute told Finnish public broadcaster YLE on Sunday that Finland and northeastern Europe were now hosting the continent's coldest air masses, ones that "are Arctic in nature."
Carolina, Teravainen agree to terms on 5-year extension
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes and forward Teuvo Teravainen have agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension worth $27 million.
General manager Don Waddell said Monday that the deal begins next season, runs through the 2023-24 season and has an average annual value of $5.4 million.
The 24-year-old native of Finland is second on the team with 28 assists, 38 points and 12 points on the power play. He also has 10 goals with five coming with the man advantage.
Montana professor to study how Finland reduced suicide rate
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A professor at Montana State University Billings will spend five months in Finland to study how the northern European country cut its suicide rate by half.
Mining truck crashes into minibus in Sweden; 6 reported dead
HELSINKI (AP) — A mining company truck has crashed into a minibus in northern Sweden, and Swedish media are reporting that six people have died and one person is injured in the crash.
The Swedish mining company Kaunis Iron said one of its trucks crashed head-on with another vehicle north of the village of Masugnsbyn, in the Kiruna municipality close to the border with Finland just before 2 a.m. Saturday.
Finland wins world junior hockey title, beating US 3-2
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Kaapo Kakko beat goalie Cayden Primeau on a backhander off a rebound with 1:26 left to give Finland its fifth world junior hockey title, 3-2 over the United States on Saturday night.
Kakko broke a tie after the United States rallied on goals by Alexander Chmelevski and Josh Norris in a 1:46 span midway through the third. Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen made 26 saves for Finland.
US advances to world junior hockey final, beating Russia 2-1
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Cayden Primeau made 35 saves, Oliver Wahlstrom and Alexander Chmelevski scored and the United States advanced to the world junior hockey final with a 2-1 victory over Russia on Friday.
"He's a pretty quiet guy, but he's a stone-cold killer!" U.S. defenseman Phil Kemp said about Primeau. "He's seeing beach balls out there, and we're grateful to have him in the cage."
4 skiers missing after avalanche in northern Norway
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian officials say four people from Sweden and Finland are missing after an avalanche in northern Norway but strong winds, heavy snowfall and poor visibility are hampering rescue efforts.
A woman from Sweden and three men from Finland were last heard from on Wednesday afternoon. A search-and-rescue operation was launched after a 300-meter (990-foot) wide avalanche was reported in the Tamok valley, near the northern city of Tromsoe, where the party had gone skiing.
Canada, Sweden fall in world junior quarterfinals
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Canada and Sweden tumbled out of the world junior hockey title chase in stunning quarterfinal collapses, while the United States and Russia advanced to the semifinals Wednesday night.
Canada fell 2-1 to Finland in overtime after giving up the tying goal in the final minute of regulation and missing a penalty shot early in the extra period. Earlier, Sweden dropped a 2-0 decision to Switzerland in Victoria.
US beats Finland 4-1 in world junior hockey
VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) — Northeastern's Tyler Madden scored twice and Jason Robertson had a goal and an assist as the United States closed out the preliminary round of the world junior hockey championship Monday night with a 4-1 win over Finland.
The Americans finished second in Group B behind unbeaten Sweden.
The U.S. will face the Czech Republic in the quarterfinal round. Russia plays Slovakia, Canada takes on Finland, and Sweden opposes Switzerland. Games resume Wednesday.
Then one foggy Christmas Eve, reindeer got connected
ROVANIEMI, Finland (AP) — Rudolph and friends no longer need to rely on the famous reindeer's red nose to avoid getting lost. Now they have wireless technology.
To keep track of their animals in Lapland, Northern Finland's vast and remote snow-covered forests, reindeer herders are turning to technology by fitting them with internet-connected collars.
Finnish Christian missionaries held in Malaysia return home
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Four Finnish tourists who were arrested in Malaysia last week for distributing Christian materials in public places on a resort island returned to Finland on Wednesday.
Timo Valtonen held up a pen — similar to ones inscribed with Bible verses that were seized in Malaysia — as he and three others were greeted by supporters at Helsinki's Vanta airport.
Malaysia to deport 4 Finns for distributing Christian items
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Four Finnish tourists will be deported and barred from returning to Malaysia after they were detained for distributing Christian materials on a resort island in the Muslim-majority country, police said Tuesday.