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Finland says Russian aircraft suspected of air violation

Jul. 17, 2019 7:43 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's defense ministry says a Russian aircraft is suspected of having violated the Nordic country's airspace. The ministry said in a short statement that the alleged violation took place Wednesday morning on the Baltic Sea near the town of Porvoo, east of Helsinki. It provided no...

EU to stage war games to prepare for hybrid threats

Jun. 27, 2019 7:17 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — European Union ministers will take part in joint war games over coming months to better prepare the bloc for a range of attacks, from cyberattacks to disinformation campaigns. Finland's Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto said Thursday that interior and finance ministers from the 28-country...

Finland's new female-powered government sworn in

Jun. 6, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's new center-left coalition government has been sworn in, with the country's first Social Democratic prime minister in 16 years assuming office along with a climate issue-focused Cabinet where women are in the majority. The 19-member Cabinet of Prime Minister Antti Rinne — a...

Finland's new proposed coalition government names ministers

Jun. 5, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's proposed new center-left coalition government has named candidates for Cabinet posts including the first-ever foreign minister from the Greens environmentalist party. Five parties led by Prime Minister-designate Antti Rinne from the Social Democratic Party that won the Nordic...

Finland's PM-designate presents coalition deal

Jun. 3, 2019 4:19 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Finland's prime minister-designate has presented a coalition deal for a new center-left, five-party government that leaves the populists out. Antti Rinne is the Social Democratic leader of what became Finland's largest party by a narrow margin after April's general election. He...