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Finnish foreign minister optimistic that ‘sooner or later’ Finland and Sweden will be NATO members

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Washington Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto expressed optimism that "sooner or later, Finland and Sweden will be members of NATO" and said discussions with the Turkish government would continue as Ankara threa...

Finnish group ditches Russian-built nuclear plant plan

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HelsinkiFinnish-led consortium Fennovoima said on Monday it had scrapped a contract for Russia's state-owned Rosatom to build a nuclear power plant in Finland, citing delays and increased risks due to the war in Ukra...

Case dismissed against Finnish MP, bishop in free speech, religious liberty trial

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Bishop Juhana Pohjola and Parliamentarian Paivi Räsänen had been charged with three counts of criminal behavior after Räsänen, a medical doctor and mother of five, questioned the Finnish Lutheran Church's participati...

Finnish president says NATO membership ‘under discussion’ in Helsinki

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Niinisto, an Independent, was asked whether Finland wants to join the Brussels-headquartered alliance, given both the invasion and the fact his country shares a nearly 900-mile eastern border with Putin-controlled Ru...

Finnish skier suffers frozen penis during event at Beijing Olympics

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Remi Lindholm, 24, of Finland, spent over an hour traversing the shortened men's 50km mass start free race in brutal temperatures and howling winds, causing his penis to become frozen, Reuters reported.  "You can gue...

Finnish lawmaker being charged for expressing her religious views speaks out, calls the case ‘dangerous’

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Räsänen faces three charges of ethnic agitation for a 2004 pamphlet, for taking part in a discussion on a radio show in 2019, and most recently, for tweeting a picture of the Bible. In a 2019 tweet, Räsänen questione...

War on religious freedom: We must stand up for Finnish Christians facing trial for their faith

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Päivi Räsänen, a 62-year-old medical doctor and grandmother of seven, faces three charges of so-called "ethnic agitation" for expressing her belief in the teachings of the Bible by having published a pamphlet on marr...

Rep. Chip Roy publishes letter in solidarity with Finnish Christian on trial for ‘hate speech’

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Former Minister of the Interior Dr. Päivi Räsänen was charged with three counts of criminal behavior after talking about her religious views regarding sex and marriage on a radio talk show.  "I will defend my right t...

Alexi Laiho, front man for Finnish metal band Children of Bodom, dies suddenly

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Alexi Laiho, front man for Finnish metal band Children of Bodom and supergroup Bodom After Midnight, has died, his record label has confirmed. "It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we have to announce the...