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  • Saku Koivu
    Saku Koivu announces his retirement from the NHL
    The storied playing career of longtime NHL center Saku Koivu has now come to a close. The 39-year-old Koivu announced his retirement on Tuesday after 18 seasons in the league."Looking back at my 22 years of pro hockey, first in Finland and...
  • Two Finnish girls model linen tunics
    Beyond Helsinki: World-class linen from Finland's Mikkeli region
    I recently had the pleasure of spending July in Finland. Determined to go beyond traditional tourist haunts of Helsinki, I headed first to the Lakeland district of Finland - noted for its vast number of lakes and cottages - and then to the Mikkeli...
  • Global effort needed to fight hunger
    Nations rally to food for peace effort
    The UN World Food Programme (WFP) today announced timely donations from the governments of Finland, Italy and Saudi Arabia. With the most refugees worldwide since World War II, hunger is fast escalating.WFP relies entirely on voluntary donations...
  • Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes
    Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes; U.S. follows trend
    For the past seventy-five years, expectant mothers in Finland have been sent home with a box for their newborn. This box is much like a baby starter kit containing clothes, sheets, and even toys. Since 1930 this box has a dual purpose. Other items...
  • Bell tower of Kerimaki Church
    World's largest Christian wooden church is in Finland
    Few people know that the world’s largest Christian wooden church is located in Kerimäki, a small village in Finland’s Lakelands in the southeastern part of the country. Built between 1844 and 1847, the Kerimäki Church measures 148 feet...
  • Malpractice
    Interview with Joonas Koto of Malpractice
    Malpractice is a progressive metal outfit from Finland. Their career spans almost 20 years and they are about to release their fourth album through Sensory Records. I managed to squeeze some time from the man behind the operation, Joonas Koto, and...
  • USA and Turkey favorites to advance in World Cup Group C
    USA and Turkey favorites to advance in World Cup Group C
    Team USA closed out its 2014 World Cup exhibition slate with a 101-71 victory over Slovenia on Aug. 26, at Gran Canaria Arena in Gran Canaria, Spain.Anthony Davis led the way for the U.S. with 18 points, nine rebounds and five blocked shots....
  • Cleveland Cavalier Erik Murphy joins Finland national team
    Cleveland Cavs forward Erik Murphy playing for Finland
    The Finnish men’s national basketball team is making its first World Cup appearance in the history of the completion, which dates to 1950, and only its third appearance in world competition – Finland has participated in two Olympics...
  • Belgium Wheelchair Rugby
    2014 Wheelchair Rugby World Championship preview part one
    The IWRF World Championship gets under way in Denmark on Monday and with that in mind the Wheelchair Rugby Examiner turns to a preview of the sides involved, beginning with the lower teams in Pool A.BelgiumWorld Ranking: 9thBest World Ranking: 4th...
  • Finnish breads
    Contemporary Finnish cuisine: Where East meets West with a worldly twist
    Ever since the Middle Ages, culinary novelties have come to Finland from both directions: From the west came the Swedish smorgasbord served buffet-style with various hot and cold dishes. From the east came the Russian equivalent, the zakuska table...
  • Whispered
    Whispered, Samurai Metal from Finland
    The world is getting smaller every day and it's easier to get influenced with different people and cultured than ever before. Finnish Whispered has been influenced big time by Japanese Boshido culture and have been making samurai themed metal...
  • Helsinki, Finland Art and Design Guide
    Helsinki, Finland Art and Design Guide
    Helsinki, Finland is a design lover’s paradise. Relaxed, clean, and hip, you’ll discover wide tree-lined boulevards filled with decorative buildings and countless stylish shops brimming with well-designed treasures. The museums in...
  • In 2002, kids in Soini, Finland used their cell phones. The country was one of the first in Europe to embrace the technology.
    Globetrotting A to Z: Finland
    If you want to say you can see Russia from your backyard, Finland's the place to do it.But jokes aside, this is is one of the most vibrant and forward-thinking nations in the world, boasting more natural beauty than many other countries...
  • Uncertainty
    Vladimir Putin seeks to create "historical justice"
    A recent report by The Independent, suggests that President Vladimir Putin will not stop the expansion of Russia until he has conquered Belarus, the Baltic states, and Finland. This, according to Putin's Chief Economic Adviser from 2000 to &...
  • Teemu Selanne
    Selanne caps off Olympic career with 2 goals to help Finland capture bronze
    On Feb. 22, Six-time Olympian Teemu Selanne capped off his international career with yet another stellar performance; and will leave Sochi with yet another medal for his expansive collection (his record-tying fourth)."Unbelievable," said...