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Finland's foreign minister faces probe over Syria repatriations

19 Feb 2020

HELSINKI Finland's constitutional committee said on Wednesday it has asked the Prosecutor General to investigate the legality of Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto's push to repatriate Finnish children from a camp in Syria and his handling of one director at his ministry.

UPDATE 2-Finland's Nokian ponders tyre changes as climate warms

04 Feb 2020

* Russian market expected to stay weak (Adds CEO comments from analyst call)

Finland's Kone talks up potential of Thyssenkrupp combination

28 Jan 2020

HELSINKI Finland's Kone , one of the contenders to buy the elevator business of its German rival Thyssenkrupp , is very interested in the unit and sees significant "scale advantages," its CEO said on Tuesday.

ECB's Knot, Rehn speak in favor of simple 2% inflation target

24 Jan 2020

DAVOS, Switzerland/HELSINKI The European Central Bank should adopt a simple inflation target of 2% and scrap its current "below, but close to, 2%" formulation which can confuse consumers and policymakers alike, two ECB rate-setters said on Friday.

Rotenberg loses sanctions suit against Nordic banks

13 Jan 2020

HELSINKI Boris Rotenberg, a Russian businessman under U.S. sanctions over the Ukraine conflict due to his close ties with President Vladimir Putin, on Monday lost a discrimination lawsuit he filed in a Finnish court against four Nordic banks.

Finland aims to repatriate IS children from Syria 'as soon as possible'

16 Dec 2019

HELSINKI Finland will try to repatriate children of Finnish mothers who travelled to Syria to join Islamic State "as soon as possible", Prime Minister Sanna Marin said on Monday.

'I don't feel like a role model' - Finland's new 34-year-old leader

13 Dec 2019

BRUSSELS/HELSINKI She may be the world's youngest-serving head of government, but Finland's newly appointed prime minister does not feel like a role model, 34-year-old Sanna Marin told Reuters on Friday.

'Seriously, Finland?' Red-faced minister deletes Instagram poll

13 Dec 2019

HELSINKI Finland's finance minister deleted an Instagram post and issued an apology on Friday after criticism by a human rights group that embarrassed the new, women-led government days after it took office. | Video

Finland's young PM promises stability, and to keep posting on Instagram

10 Dec 2019

HELSINKI Social Democrat Sanna Marin said on Tuesday she would restore stability to Finland and keep using social media - but with care - after being sworn in as the world's youngest prime minister at the helm of a government led by women.

Finland picks world's youngest PM to head women-led cabinet

09 Dec 2019

HELSINKI Finland's new prime minister - about to become the world's youngest serving premier - will have a finance minister two years her junior in a new women-led coalition cabinet, party officials said on Monday. | Video

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