Not everyone is happy with the Nordic country's efforts to tackle growing racism against ethnic minorities.
Turkey's national women's team beat Finland 3-2 in 2019 Women's European Volleyball Championship tournament.
The Air Guitar World Championships have been held in the small Finnish town of Oulu, not far from the Arctic circle, for 24 years, and the competition has become an institution in the country which prides itself on organising wacky competitions.
Scores of various countries within the European Union differ markedly, with some of those of the former communist states in Eastern Europe bringing down the average.
Elections within the European Union institution will be held in a couple of weeks. Ankara’s membership remains a hot topic that is being exploited by the bloc’s far right.
A large number of Finns no longer seem happy with centrist politics, so they are gravitating toward angry, hate-spewing politicians.
The new bloc would be called the European Alliance for People and Nations and would challenge the three centrist parties that have dominated the EU Parliament for more than 40 years.
With 99 percent of the votes counted, the Social Democrats appeared to have won 40 seats, just edging out the populist eurosceptic Finns party, which got 39.
Some 1.5 million Finns have already cast their ballots during a week of advance voting this month.
Eight states have direct control over land in the Arctic. With ice melting faster than previously thought, the global contest for economic resources there has begun. And Russia is gaining ground, while China is buying stakes and influence.
The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network’s 2019 World Happiness Report ranks 156 countries according to things such as GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, social freedom, generosity and absence of corruption.
The parliament has called on Turkey to halt constructing a nuclear power plant and consult Greece and Greek Cypriots for negotiations.
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