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Wales 3-1 Finland: Wales beat 10-man Finns to win Nations League group

Wales 3-1 Finland: Wales beat 10-man Finns to win Nations League group

Sports
A polished Wales overcame Finland's stubborn 10 men to win their Nations League group and clinch promotion to the competition's top flight.Finland's Jere Uronen was sent off after only 12 minutes for a foul on Harry Wilson, who then fired Wales in front with a fine low finish after a through ball from Gareth Bale.Daniel James' 20-yard firecracker doubled their lead early in the second half, before the Finns hit back with a goal by Teemu Pukki - the first Wales had conceded in more than 12 hours of competitive football.The visitors had a handful of other chances as they sought an improbable victory which would have seen them win Group B4.But, despite their second-half wobble, Wales were ultimately comfortable victors and put the result beyond doubt with Kieffer Moore's late header from Jame...
Saab offers GlobalEye system to Finland with Gripen aircraft proposal

Saab offers GlobalEye system to Finland with Gripen aircraft proposal

Business
June 17 (UPI) -- Saab has offered Gripen aircraft and GlobalEye early warning planes in response to Finland's request for fighter plane procurement, the Swedish aerospace company said. Finland seeks to increase its fighter plane capability and is expected to make a procurement decision by 2021, the company said Friday in a press release. Supported by the Swedish government, the package offered by Saab includes 52 Gripen E and Gripen F planes, as well as two GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft. "Our offer to Finland is a comprehensive solution for air power and air defense, responding to the requirements of the HX program," Anders Carp, senior vice president and head of Saab's surveillance division, said in the release. "GlobalEye is the world's most advanced AEW&C s...
DNA analysis suggests people migrated from Siberia to Finland 3,500 years ago

DNA analysis suggests people migrated from Siberia to Finland 3,500 years ago

Science
Nov. 27 (UPI) -- For the first time, scientists have used genetic analysis to confirm the link between Finland and Siberia. The research showed Siberian ancestry migrated from Russia's Kola Peninsula to Finland several thousand years ago. Scientists confirmed the link by comparing DNA from 3,500-year-old bones and teeth recovered from Bolshoy Oleny Island, located along the Kola Peninsula, to DNA from remains excavated from a 1,500-year-old water burial in Finland. The findings -- published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications -- offered new insights into the genetic origins of early Finnish settlers. "Our analyses show that Siberian ancestry entered the Bolshoy population around 4,000 years ago," Thiseas Christos Lamnidis, researcher at the Max-Planck-Institute for the Science o...
Finland: Where second-hand comes first

Finland: Where second-hand comes first

Science
With her daughter and baby son, Kati Rossi is prowling a suburb of Helsinki in the hunt for a second-hand bookshelf.Across the road looms a Swedish furniture giant, but Kati is scouring a huge municipal re-use centre instead. “I don’t want to go to IKEA,” she tells me. "I will find something much more interesting here, and much more original. “I don’t want to have the same furniture as everyone else. What I buy here will be a fraction of the price and better for the planet.”As concern grows about the resources we’re using and the CO2 that is producing our goods, does this place hold lessons for the world?It is one of a network of giant non-profit re-use stores in Finland. Not the regular...
3 dead in stabbing attacks in Finland, Germany

3 dead in stabbing attacks in Finland, Germany

World
Aug. 18 (UPI) -- At least three people died Friday and several others were hurt in separate stabbing attacks in Finland and Germany, authorities said.In Finland, police confirmed two deaths and six people injured at two marketplaces near each other in the city center -- the Central Market and Puutori-Market Squares -- on Friday afternoon.Police shot the suspected assailant in the leg and arrested him, state broadcaster YLE reported.South-West Finland police said via Twitter: "Several people stabbed in central Turku. People are requested to avoid the city centre."Eyewitnesses reported one or more gunshots, and saw one person was lying on the ground."It was really horrible. We were sitting on a terrace just next to the square and this woman just screamed like hell and this guy was standing i...