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‘It still gives me nightmares’: the firefighters on the frontline as the world burns
As global heating sees a surge in wildfires, we hear from those tackling the blazes, who face injury, death and trauma, often without proper equipment or support

Sarah Johnson

24, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Butterflies released in Finland contained parasitic wasps – with more wasps inside
Introduction of Glanville fritillary leads to emergence of three new species on to Baltic Sea island

Patrick Barkham

14, Sep, 2021 @10:46 AM

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Mayor suggests Helsinki declare itself an English-language city
Juhana Vartiainen says too many highly skilled foreigners shun Finnish capital because of difficult language

Jon Henley Europe correspondent

02, Sep, 2021 @11:09 AM

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1,000-year-old remains in Finland may be non-binary iron age leader
DNA suggests body buried in feminine attire with swords had Klinefelter syndrome, researchers say

Jon Henley

09, Aug, 2021 @1:23 PM

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Firm seeks funding for ‘performance sneakers’ made from coffee waste
Finnish firm Rens says shoes made from used grounds and recycled plastic will be climate neutral

Kevin Rawlinson

03, Aug, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Compartment No 6 review – meet-uncute train romance is a Finnish Before Sunrise
An archaeology student is on her way to Russia’s remote north-west when she has to share a compartment with a shaven-headed drunk

Peter Bradshaw

10, Jul, 2021 @3:17 PM

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Tove review – impassioned portrayal of Moomins creator lights up biopic
The story of Tove Jansson’s artistic struggles and daring bisexual affairs in 1940s Finland is energised by a shining central performance from Alma Pöysti

Cath Clarke

08, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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More than half of Europe’s cities still plagued by dirty air, report finds
Data shows only 127 of 323 cities had acceptable PM 2.5 levels despite drop in emissions during lockdowns

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

16, Jun, 2021 @10:00 PM

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Renny Harlin: ‘There are some movies I’ve made where it didn’t come out very well’
The Finnish director of Die Hard 2 and The Long Kiss Goodnight looks back on a starry, hit-and-miss career in Hollywood and discusses the problems the industry now faces

Guy Lodge

10, Jun, 2021 @6:17 AM

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‘Let children play’: the educational message from across Europe
While approaches may differ, the importance of free time to play is increasingly being recognised

Jon Henley, Philip Oltermann, Sam Jones and Angela Giuffrida

23, Apr, 2021 @2:00 PM

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'No more shame': the French women breaking the law to highlight femicide
Alarming rates of violence have inspired a poster campaign that has spread beyond France to more than 15 countries

Kim Willsher

23, Mar, 2021 @3:00 PM

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'I have picked people up on the street': the secret life of architect Alvar Aalto
He built wild, magical buildings and furniture that is still thrilling today. But a new film suggests the celebrated Finn was also a domineering philanderer deeply indebted to his talented wives

Oliver Wainwright

21, Mar, 2021 @3:00 PM

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