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Finnish lawmakers approve controversial law to turn away migrants at border with Russia

Jul. 12, 2024 10:17 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Finnish lawmakers on Friday narrowly approved a controversial bill that will allow border guards to turn away third-country migrants attempting to enter from neighboring Russia and reject their asylum applications because Helsinki says Moscow is orchestrating an influx of migrants...

Finland gives the green light to controversial law to turn away migrants at border with Russia

Jul. 12, 2024 08:22 AM EDT
HELSINKI (AP) — Finland gives the green light to controversial law to turn away migrants at border with Russia.

US, Canada and Finland look to build more icebreakers to counter Russia in the Arctic

Jul. 11, 2024 10:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States, Canada and Finland will work together to build up their icebreaker fleets as they look to bolster their defenses in the Arctic, where Russia has been increasingly active, the White House announced Thursday. The pact announced at the NATO summit...

The Latest: First Senate Democrat and more House Democrats call for Biden's withdrawal

Jul. 10, 2024 19:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden, facing pressure from within his own party to abandon his reelection campaign, is set to meet Wednesday with the executive council of the AFL-CIO, America’s largest federation of trade unions as he tries to make the case that his record in office matters...

Tall Ships Races with 50 classic vessels seek to draw attention to Baltic Sea's alarming condition

Jul. 04, 2024 14:54 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Dozens of classic sailing vessels from 13 countries that are plying the Baltic Sea arrived in the Finnish capital on Thursday at the end of the first leg of the Tall Ships Races that began in the Lithuanian port city of Klaipeda in late June. This year’s...

Tarmo Peltokoski, 24-year-old Finnish conductor, to become Hong Kong Philharmonic music director

Jul. 04, 2024 08:27 AM EDT

Tarmo Peltokoski was hired Thursday to succeed Jaap van Zweden as music director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic. Peltokoski, at 24 far younger than most music directors, will start a four-year term in the 2026-27 season after serving as music director designate in 2025-26, the...

Panthers' Aleksander Barkov becomes the first Stanley Cup-winning captain from Finland

Jun. 25, 2024 10:56 AM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — A Finnish flag waved prominently in the stands as the Florida Panthers celebrated with the Stanley Cup. Aleksander Barkov held his 2-year-old child in his arms minutes after getting the trophy from Commissioner Gary Bettman. The first championship in franchise...

Montreal, Boston selected as sites for hockey's 4 Nations Face-Off tournament next season

Jun. 09, 2024 12:51 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Montreal and Boston will be the host cities for the 4 Nations Face-Off tournament in February, the NHL announced Saturday along with releasing the schedule for the event. In Montreal, Canada plays Sweden on Feb. 12, the U.S. plays Finland on Feb. 13, then a...

Defending Euro champ Italy draws 0-0 against Turkey, which loses Kabak to injury. Portugal wins 4-2

Jun. 04, 2024 18:24 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italy stuttered to a 0-0 draw at home to Turkey in the first of two warmup matches before it begins the defense of its European Championship title next week. Tuesday's match was overshadowed by a serious-looking injury to Turkey defender Ozan Kabak, who appears more...

Baltic Sea nations react warily to a reported Russian proposal to revise its maritime border

May. 22, 2024 12:36 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Leaders around the Baltic Sea reacted warily Wednesday to reports that Russia could revise the borders of its territorial waters in the region, with Lithuania's foreign minister calling it an "obvious escalation” that must be met with an "appropriately firm...