Tag: Finland


Failure: Finland to Terminate Universal Basic Income Experiment

Finland’s much-celebrated experiment in rolling out Universal Basic Income (UBI), a proposed replacement for out-of-work benefits in post-industrial nations where all citizens are paid by the government regardless of their income, is to end as the local government seeks other

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Finnish Police Officers to Get Submachine Guns

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police in Finland released a third suspect Friday in a fatal stabbing attack allegedly carried out by a Moroccan asylum-seeker, a development that came hours after the Nordic country’s news agency said officers will be issued MP5 submachine guns in addition to their normal equipment.

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Message From Hurricane Harvey: Americans Helping Each Other

After three days of Hurricane Harvey, the message emerging from Houston and the Texas coast is not one of chaos and destruction, but of collective strength, as Americans help each other survive through the worst of circumstances.

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Finnish Police Arrest Two More in Terror Knife Rampage Probe

HELSINKI (AP) — Police in Finland on Wednesday arrested two more suspects in connection with last week’s stabbings that killed two people and wounded eight in a knife rampage in the southwestern city of Turku, authorities said.

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Immigration Hardliner Elected to Head Populist Finns Party

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — An immigration hardliner was elected Saturday as leader of a euroskeptic group that sits in Finland’s three-party center-right government. The Finns Party elected Jussi Halla-aho as its leader to replace Foreign Minister Timo Soini, who stepped


Art: Shia LaBeouf to Spend Month Living Alone in Finland Cabin

HELSINKI (AP) — Shia LaBeouf’s latest stunt is to spend a month isolated in a cabin in Finland’s remote Lapland region with his only communication with the outside world coming via text message to visitors to a Helsinki museum.


Finland Tests Plan to Replace Welfare State

Finland is launching a “radical experiment” to see if a simple monthly payment can replace the nation’s ever-expanding tangle of welfare programs.

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Populist MP Fined For Linking Terrorism and Islam

A member of Finland’s True Finns party is unrepentant after having been sentenced to pay a fine for the crime of agitating against an ethnic group in a blog post. True Finns local chapter leader Terhi Kiemunki has rejected the ruling that