Mar 21, 2013 07:23 EDT
Italian athletics great Pietro Mennea, the gold medal winner in the 200m at the 1980 Moscow Olympics who held the world record in the event for 17 years, has died.
Mar 21, 2013 03:38 EDT
While his sweat-drenched charges lock limbs in the open-air ring, kitted out in nothing more than a loin cloth, Raj Singh shudders as he contemplates how their Olympic dream could be shattered.
Mar 16, 2013 14:57 EDT
Huge cotton prints drape the entrance of Marimekko's factory in Helsinki, instantly recognisable as the bold, iconic designs that took the fashion world by storm in the 1960s and remain the lifeblood of the Finnish brand today.
Mar 08, 2013 07:47 EST
The International Athletics Federation (IAAF) on Friday announced that a re-testing of samples from the 2005 World Championships in Helsinki has revealed six new cases of doping.
Mar 01, 2013 16:48 EST
Controversial British sprinter Dwain Chambers crashed out of the European Indoor Championships on Friday when he failed to negotiate the 60m heats.
Mar 01, 2013 13:16 EST
Finnish Nobel peace laureate Martti Ahtisaari said Friday he believed Myanmar's reformist government could win the Nobel Peace Prize, as Helsinki announced 6.5 million euros ($8.4 million) in development aid to the country.
Feb 15, 2013 16:06 EST
Syrian rebels captured a military airbase in the north on Friday and geared up for a major battle against loyalists as the opposition said it refuses to accept President Bashar al-Assad in talks on the 23-month conflict.
Feb 13, 2013 11:23 EST
Jukka Peltonen has just come home from the shop with a bag of clementines, but he's disappointed to discover they're too acidic for his taste.
Feb 11, 2013 20:39 EST
Celtic manager Neil Lennon hopes his side can continue their unbeaten home record in Europe this season when they take on Juventus in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash at Parkhead on Tuesday.
Feb 04, 2013 03:27 EST
Japan Airlines said Monday net profit in the nine months to December fell to $1.52 billion, but it lifted its full-year profit forecast by more than 16 percent despite recent Dreamliner woes.
Jan 24, 2013 10:12 EST
Nokia, once the world's biggest mobile phone maker, on Thursday posted a net profit of 202 million euros ($269 million) in the fourth quarter, its first quarterly profit for 18 months.
Jan 15, 2013 12:39 EST
Shares in Finnair tumbled on Tuesday following a report that its chief executive was stepping down, prompting the company to issue a statement saying it was unable to confirm what it called "rumours."
Jan 10, 2013 13:19 EST
Shares in beleaguered Finnish mobile phone giant Nokia soared on Thursday after it published partial fourth quarter earnings that were better than expected.
Dec 22, 2012 21:50 EST
Sweden slashed its economic growth forecasts late last week, becoming the third Nordic country to do so in a move that highlights the troubled eurozone's impact on its trading partners.
Dec 19, 2012 10:13 EST
The fall of the Syrian regime is "only a matter of time", Turkey's foreign minister said on Wednesday, calling on other countries to help make the transition period as brief as possible.
Dec 14, 2012 11:07 EST
Finnish mobile gaming company Rovio said on Friday that a movie based on its hit game "Angry Birds" could result in the group establishing an animation studio rivalling global giant Walt Disney.
Dec 04, 2012 16:15 EST
Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia, which faces cash-flow problems, said on Tuesday it had agreed to sell and lease back its head office building outside Helsinki for 170 million euros ($222 million).
Nov 23, 2012 22:42 EST
Harrison Dillard, who overcame racial prejudice to become the only man to achieve the Olympic double of 100m and 110m hurdles gold, and fought as a Buffalo Soldier in the Second World War, was honoured on Friday.
Nov 23, 2012 20:57 EST
Harrison Dillard, who overcame racial prejudice to become the only man to achieve the Olympic double of 100m and 110m hurdles gold, and fought as a Buffalo Solider in the Second World War, was honoured on Friday.
Nov 21, 2012 14:30 EST
A group of ex-Nokia employees who quit over the company's decision to abandon the planned MeeGo operating system in favour of Windows plan to launch their own smartphone next year, their start-up said on Wednesday.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
Helsinki – Helsingfors
|— City —|
|Helsinki Cathedral in March.|
|Nickname(s): Stadi, Hesa|
|- Mayor||Jussi Pajunen|
|- City||715.55 km2 (276.3 sq mi)|
|- Land||213 km2 (82.2 sq mi)|
|- Water||502.55 km2 (194 sq mi)|
|- Urban||769.48 km2 (297.1 sq mi)|
|- Metro||2,969.54 km2 (1,146.5 sq mi)|
|Area rank||167th largest in Finland|
|- Density||2,718.38/km2 (7,040.6/sq mi)|
|- Urban Density||1,335.49/km2 (3,458.9/sq mi)|
|- Metro Density||438.83/km2 (1,136.6/sq mi)|
|Population rank||Largest in Finland|
|- Demonym||helsinkiläinen (Finnish), helsingforsare (Swedish)|
|Population by native language |
|- Finnish||84.3% (official)|
|- Swedish||6.1% (official)|
|Population by age |
|- 0 to 14||13.7%|
|- 15 to 64||72%|
|- 65 or older||14.3%|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|- Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
|Municipal tax rate||17.5%|