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Anne Kauranen

Nokian Tyres seeks to gain traction in North America with new factory

6:20am EDT

HELSINKI, May 23 Finnish tyre maker Nokian Tyres expects its new U.S. factory in Tennessee to help it double its sales in North America, especially by expanding its all-season tyre sales in the region, the company said on Thursday.

Ministers agree way for Russia to rejoin Europe's human rights body

May 17 2019

HELSINKI Foreign ministers from the Council of Europe, the continent's chief human rights watchdog, reached an agreement on Friday that opens the way for Russia to return to the organization, resolving a dispute that began after Moscow's seizure of Crimea.

Nokia plunges to surprise quarterly loss, shares hit six-month low

Apr 25 2019

HELSINKI Finland's Nokia plunged to a surprise quarterly loss after it failed to supply 5G telecoms equipment in time, and said the security dispute surrounding rival Huawei was creating pressure to invest as customers reassess their suppliers.

Finland's Social Democrats seek coalition allies as political landscape fragments

Apr 15 2019

HELSINKI Finland's Social Democrats (SDP) embarked on Monday on the complex task of forming a governing coalition, after beating a nationalist, anti-immigration party by a hairsbreadth in the most fragmented election in the country's history. | Video

Finland's Social Democrats seek coalition allies as political landscape fragments

Apr 15 2019

HELSINKI, April 15 Finland's Social Democrats (SDP) embarked on Monday on the complex task of forming a governing coalition, after beating a nationalist, anti-immigration party by a hairsbreadth in the most fragmented election in the country's history.

Finnish Social Democrats and nationalist Finns Party nearly tied in election

Apr 14 2019

HELSINKI Finland's leftist Social Democrats and the nationalist Finns Party emerged nearly tied to win Sunday's general election, reflecting a mounting sense of insecurity in the Nordic nation over immigration, welfare and climate change. | Video

Finland's top candidate for prime minister says wants to raise taxes

Apr 12 2019

(This April 11 story refiles to clarify that the Social Democrats have been in government as junior coalition partners during the last 20 years)

UPDATE 2-Fresh setback for Finland's delayed Olkiluoto 3 reactor

Apr 10 2019

* Project already more than 10 years behind schedule (Adds detail, quote)

Care home scandal nudges Finland's voters back toward Social Democrats

Apr 08 2019

FORSSA, Finland In a Nordic country used to a high level of state social care, Finns were shocked to hear of care homes leaving elderly patients all night in soaked diapers, a scandal that may play a part in helping the left return to power after 20 years in opposition. | Video

Finland's cabinet quits over failure to deliver healthcare reform

Mar 08 2019

HELSINKI Finland's coalition government resigned on Friday a month ahead of a general election, saying it could not deliver on a healthcare reform package that is widely seen as crucial to securing long-term government finances. | Video

World News

India's Modi stuns opposition with huge election win

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi scored a dramatic election victory on Thursday, putting his Hindu nationalist party on course to increase its majority on a mandate of business-friendly policies and a tough stand on national security.