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  • Russian ambassador to Finland summoned over GPS disruption

  • The Russian ambassador to Finland, Pavel Kuznetsov, has been summoned to a meeting on Monday with Finnish state secretary Matti Anttonen over the disruption of Finland's global positioning system (GPS) signal during recent NATO war games.
  • Paraplegic man claims airline forced him to urinate in a water bottle

  • A paraplegic athlete from Australia claims he was forced to urinate in a water bottle on a flyDubai plane because the airline didn’t have a wheelchair to accommodate him. Darren Belling was flying from Dubai to Helsinki on his way to represent his country in the World Para Ice Hockey Championships in October when the...
  • This Tiny Island Was a Hub for Lumberjacks

  • Located just outside of Rovaniemi City is Kotisaari, one of Finland’s tiniest islands. Measuring only 820 feet long and 200 feet wide, this sleepy locale used to be a center point for loggers in the area. The picturesque island is surrounded by a river that was once used as a floating channel to transport logs. It was closed down in the 1980s after the practice of moving logs on water was replaced by large trucks. While no one lives on the island today, it is visited by roughly 500 visitors per year looking for a quiet and relaxing getaway.
  • European defense coalition launched in Paris

  • A coalition of European militaries ready to react to crises near the continent's borders was launched on Wednesday with Finland becoming the 10th country to join, amid calls by French President Emmanuel Macron for a "real European army".

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