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Nokia to Cut 10,000 Jobs Worldwide

Posted June 14th, 2012 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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Nokia, one of the world’s largest cell phone makers, plans to cut 10,000 jobs from its global payroll by the end of next year. The Finnish-based company expects the reductions will lower operating expenses by $1.3 billion. Nokia Chief Executive Stephen Elop issued a statement Thursday saying, “These planned reductions are a difficult consequence of […]

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Finland Getting First Conservative President in 30 Years

Posted February 5th, 2012 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Conservative party leader Sauli Niinistoe has won Finland’s presidential election by a landslide and will become the country’s first conservative president in 30 years. Officials say Mr. Niinistoe, of the National Coalition Party, won 63 percent of the vote in Sunday’s second round. Green party candidate Pekka Haavisto won 37 percent. They were the top […]

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Pro-Europe Candidates to Meet in Presidential Runoff in Finland

Posted January 22nd, 2012 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Two pro-European candidates will meet in a presidential runoff election in Finland. Conservative former finance minister Sauli Niinistoe won 37 percent of the vote in Sunday’s first round, followed by Green Party candidate Pekka Haavisto with 19 percent. Six other candidates finished far behind. No one won enough votes to avoid a second round on […]

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Finland Votes in Presidential Election

Posted January 22nd, 2012 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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Polling stations are open in Finland for Sunday’s presidential election. A recent public opinion poll shows former finance minister Sauli Niinistoe – the front-runner – could get about 30 percent of the vote. But he has slipped from much higher support in earlier polls. He is not expected to get the simple majority among the […]

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Embargoed Missiles Leave Finland

Posted January 6th, 2012 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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Finland has allowed a British ship carrying dozens of Patriot missiles to leave port, after determining no wrongdoing was involved in the shipment. Officials say the Thor Liberty resumed its scheduled Germany to South Korea trip early Friday with 69 missiles on board. The Thor was prevented from leaving the Finnish port of Kotka last […]

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Finland to Release Seized Missiles

Posted January 4th, 2012 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Finland has granted the release of 69 Patriot missiles seized last month from a ship on the way to South Korea from Germany. The Finnish government made the announcement Wednesday, but it was not clear when the missiles would be released. The ship Thor Liberty docked in the Finnish port of Kotka in December with […]

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Finland Releases Impounded Ship, Without Missiles

Posted December 26th, 2011 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Transport officials in Finland say a ship that docked in the Scandinavian country earlier this month has been allowed to leave after its cargo of 69 Patriot surface-to-air missiles and at least 150 tons of explosives were removed from the vessel. Authorities said Monday that the ban on the Thor Liberty was lifted Monday but […]

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Germany: Impounded Patriot Missiles Were Legitimate Shipment

Posted December 22nd, 2011 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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German officials say a shipment of 69 Patriot surface-to-air missiles confiscated by officials in Finland was a legitimate delivery from Germany to South Korea, but Finnish authorities say they were headed for China. Finnish authorities discovered and impounded the missiles Wednesday during a search of the cargo ship Thor Liberty in the Finnish port of […]

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Finnish Authorities Find 69 Missiles Aboard Ship

Posted December 22nd, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Finnish authorities have confiscated 69 Patriot missiles found on a ship that docked in Finland. The surface-to-air missiles were found during a search of the cargo ship Thor Liberty in the Finnish port of Kotka. Explosives were also discovered on the vessel, which is owned by a Danish company. Following the discovery, the anti-crime unit […]

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Finland to Begin Afghan Withdrawal Next Year

Posted November 29th, 2011 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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Finland says it will begin withdrawing its forces from Afghanistan next year. The government said Tuesday that 50 of its 195 troops serving with the NATO-led force will return home in 2012. All foreign combat troops are expected to leave Afghanistan by the end of 2014. International troops have already begun transferring security control of […]

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