Tag: Finland

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.

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

Terrorism and Islam

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

Finland Charges Iraqi Migrants With War Crimes

HELSINKI (Reuters) – Two Iraqi men have been charged with war crimes by Finnish prosecutors, the Helsinki prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday. The men are charged in connection with incidents that took place in Iraq in 2014 and 2015 and