Dubbed the "no vacation nation," the United States lags behind most other developed countries when it comes to vacation days. But Americans don't seem to mind.
Finnish authorities arrested a man Friday after he fired six shots through a school classroom door and shot an office worker in the hand in two separate incidents, police said.
European Union ministers struggle to contain a debt crisis that could engulf an entire continent.
Former Finnish Finance Minister Sauli Niinisto emerged victorious in the nation's presidential election Sunday, according to preliminary results.
Two pro-euro candidates appeared headed for a February runoff in Finland's presidential race after a first round of voting Sunday, according to complete results.
Whether it's balanced on the rim of a volcano or made of crystallized salt, the right hotel can provide you with a good year's worth of bragging material. These are the kinds of places you have to go at least once, if only to say you have.
Amid worries that the latest bailout for Greece could unravel, Eurogroup President Jean-Claude Juncker said Monday that Finland's objections will not derail the rescue effort.
How did Finland's education system go from among the worst to the best? CNN.com contributor LZ Ganderson takes a look.
When newly minted West Virginia Schools Superintendent Dr. Steven Paine told parents, teachers and educators in 2005 that he wanted to use Finland as a model for their education system, he got a lot of blank stares: Finland? What, people asked, does West Virginia have to do with Finland?
U.S. stocks were poised to start Monday in the red, as investors faced new concerns about the global economy, while awaiting quarterly results from more than 110 members of the S&P 500 this week.
It's one of the great questions of our age: What to do with nuclear waste?
Contestants rock out with air guitars as they compete to become the "UK Air Guitar Champion."
It used to be that air guitar was the exclusive domain of zit-faced teenage boys in the privacy of their rooms -- and maybe that's where it should have stayed.
Finland's parliament Thursday approved the construction of two new nuclear reactors, a foreign ministry representative told CNN.
Finland has become the first country in the world to make broadband internet access a legal right for all citizens.
Eating cheese boosts the immune system of older people, according to a new study by scientists in Finland.
In the coming year, travelers to Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Scandinavia's Baltic neighbor, Estonia, will find fun new innovations that many have come to expect from these creative Nordic countries. And most of the action is taking place in their capital cities, where new sights and exciting events are sure to keep visitors entertained.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- When asked if could pinpoint Slovakia on a map, Team Canada defenseman Dan Boyle immediately blurted, "Umm, right next to the Czech Republic. I know it used to be part of Czechoslovakia, right? So I'll say close to the Czech Republic."
VANCOUVER, B.C. -- Armageddon comes early to the two biggest and two best hockey nations in the planet. So proclaims SI's Michael Farber about today's leave-town quarterfinal between Russia and Canada. "At 4:45 p.m. Vancouver time Wednesday -- that's 3:45 a.m. Thursday in Moscow, so set those alarms in your dacha -- the most compelling game of the tournament (with apologies to Team USA) will commence," says Farber. "This is Alex Ovechkin vs. Sidney Crosby. This is Hockey Night in Canada vs. Hockey Morning on the Volga. This is Mike Babcock vs. Slava Bykov, two of the best bench coaches in the world. This is 38 years of vibrant history, oozing respect and antipathy."
United States vs. Switzerland, 3 p.m. Russia vs. Canada, 7:30 p.m. Finland vs. Czech Republic, 10 p.m. Sweden vs. Slovakia, 12 mid.
Police in Finland say a man killed his ex-girlfriend and four others Thursday before committing suicide.
A gunman opened fire inside a busy shopping center near the Finnish capital of Helsinki Thursday, leaving four people dead, police said.
The thoughts that drifted through my head as the tryptophan kicked in:
Finland has become the first country in the world to declare broadband Internet access a legal right.
Crew members from a hijacked Russian ship landed in Moscow on Thursday, nearly a month after it was commandeered off the coast of Finland.
Lighthouse keeper J.A. Eckerman was the last person to see World War II Soviet submarine S-2 before it sank in January 1940 between Sweden and Finland.
Finnish prosecutors will file genocide charges against a Rwandan man in the killings of 15 people during Rwanda's ethnic cleansing bloodbath in 1994, authorities said Monday.
A shooting rampage by a 17-year-old former student that has left at least 10 dead at a school in Winnenden, Germany is the latest in a series of attacks in education institutions. Here some of the major incidents.
Higher taxes on alcohol can make a night out more expensive but could save lives, according to a study released Thursday.
The world's largest magazine paper maker, UPM-Kymmene Corp. ,said Thursday it will close two mills in Finland by year-end and ax 700 jobs.
Travel can make you a poet. Travel can be spiritual. You meet people on the road you'd never meet otherwise. Traveling rearranges your cultural furniture; challenging truths you assumed were self-evident and God-given. By traveling, you learn not only about the people and places you visit -- you learn about yourself.
Bomb threats and a flurry of menacing mobile phone messages sparked panic Thursday among students in Finland, as fears grew that copycat attacks would follow the nation's second school massacre in 10 months
Police in Finland have identified the 10 victims in Tuesday's college shooting as eight female students, a male student and a male teacher.
A masked gunman whose violent YouTube postings prompted police to bring him in for questioning opened fire Tuesday at his trade school in western Finland, killing nine people before shooting himself in the head
Prolific striker Mirolsav Klose rescued Germany with a hat-trick as they grabbed a 3-3 draw against Finland in Helsinki on Wednesday night.
Formula One may be on its summer break, but for the drivers even a trip home means a lot of time in the gym.
Four-time defending world champion Sebastien Loeb posted the fastest times on 10 of the 11 special stages on Friday to take a 14.4-second lead over Mikko Hirvonen after the first day in the Rally Finland.
Finnish officials reportedly suspect a link between a school shooter there and a U.S. teen. CNN's Jim Acosta reports
Flags in Finland were flying at half-staff Thursday and government workers observed three minutes of silence a day after a teenager opened fire at his high school, killing eight people before fatally turning the gun on himself.
An 18-year-old authorities say shot eight people inside his high school in southern Finland, before turning the gun on himself, has died, police said.
At least seven people were killed Wednesday after an 18-year-old man opened fire at a high school in southern Finland
Cristiano Ronaldo scored an outstanding equalizer to help Portugal draw 1-1 away to Armenia in their Euro 2008 qualifier on Wednesday.
Pamela Anderson has jetted to Finland to find her roots - and has happened upon a unique business idea.
Finland and Norway were handed extra UEFA Cup places next season following a Fair Play draw by UEFA on Tuesday.
The Czech Republic, the reigning world silver medallists, made it two wins out of two in Group B of the world championships with a confident 6-1 thumping of Austria on Sunday.
Finland's Arttu Lappi won the World Cup ski jumping opener in Ruka on Friday but the event was reduced to one jump because of strong winds and heavy snow.
A first half double by striker Ebi Smolarek gave Poland a shock 2-1 win over Group A favorites Portugal in their Euro 2008 qualifier on Wednesday.
Zbynek Irgl's goal late in extra time gave the Czech Republic a dramatic 4-3 victory over Russia on Thursday, sending the titleholders into a world championship semifinal with Finland.
Petteri Nummelin scored with 72 seconds left as Finland fought back to draw 3-3 with the Czech Republic and clinch top spot in Group A at the world championships on Tuesday.
Allianssi Vantaa have been thrown out of the Finnish first division due to financial problems after an appeal against the withdrawal of their licence failed.
Belgian police intend to charge a Chinese businessman who they believe is the key figure in their match-fixing investigation.
The Olympic ice hockey tournament underwent a seismic shakeup when reigning champions Canada and 2002 silver medallists the United States were bundled out of the tournament.
The Czech Republic secured a place in the World Cup playoffs after beating Finland 3-0 in the their final Group One qualifier.
Roy Hodgson has been confirmed as the new coach of the Finland national side.
On a recent spring evening near the coast in Helsinki, Vesku Paananen spent hour after hour sending text messages to his television. It's lonely on the dark side of the 60th parallel, but Paananen ...
Substitute Robin van Persie scored one and created another two as the Netherlands produced a late surge to beat Finland 4-0 to remain top of World Cup qualifying Group One.
I recently listened in as the head of the Silicon Valley Manufacturing Group complained on a local radio talk show that the tech industry needs less taxation and more investment in education to com...
A goal after 38 seconds from Phillip Cocu and one for debutant Ryan Babel six minutes from time gave the Netherlands a huge 2-0 World Cup Group One qualifying win over Romania in Bucharest.
Finland striker Mikael Forssell's knee injury is more serious than first thought and he will be out for around six months.
A late goal by Mikko Eloranta helped strong favorites Finland scrape past Germany 2-1 in the World Cup of ice hockey, sending the Finns through to the semifinals in North America later this week.
Peugeot's Marcus Gronholm powered to victory in the Rally of Finland, finishing 34.7 seconds ahead of Ford's Markko Martin.
It's certainly awkward when your boss walks by naked as a jaybird at the gym. Do you wave? Give a cool nod? Where do you look? Now imagine this: You, your boss, and a whole bunch of your colleagues...
As president of Nokia, headquartered in Espoo, Finland, Ala-Pietila steers a telecom giant whose largest market is the U.S., whose fastest-growing market is China, and whose cellular phones are man...
In the global market for software that fends off viruses and hackers, Risto Siilasmaa is an upstart--small fry. In his home of Finland, the CEO of security software maker F-Secure is something else...
"Brazil is the country of the future and always will be"--that line is at least 80 years old, which just shows how true it is. The real country of the future, it now seems clear, is Finland, the mo...
Q. My wife and I are divorcing. Originally, I planned to buy my wife's share of the house for $300,000 and continue living there with our daughter. (We purchased the house for $200,000 but it's now...
FROM THE HOT WAR of the 1940s through all the Cold War years, the three Baltic states have remained almost a fixation in certain quarters of what we used to call the free world. In Western Europe a...
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