HELSINKI/BRUSSELS, April 4: Finland will officially become the 31st member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on Tuesday, April 4, the Finnish president's office said on Monday.

HELSINKI, March 21: For the sixth year running, Finland was named the world's happiest country in an annual UN-sponsored index Monday that saw acts of kindness grow in Ukraine despite the Russian invasion.

HELSINKI (FINLAND),, August 13:  An agreement has been reached between Nepal and Finland to cooperate to reduce the increasing risk of climate-induced natural disasters owing to the effects of climate change. Accordingly, Nepal's Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) and the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) of Finland have agreed to join hands to move forward towards that end.

MADRID/HELSINKI, June 29 (Reuters) - NATO ally Turkey lifted its veto over Finland and Sweden's bid to join the Western alliance on Tuesday after the three nations agreed to protect each other's security, ending a weeks-long drama that tested allied unity against Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

BERLIN/STOCKHOLM, May 16: NATO and the United States said on Sunday they were confident Turkey would not hold up membership of Finland and Sweden in the Western military alliance, as the two Nordic states took firm steps to join in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

HELSINKI, May 15: Russian President Vladimir Putin warned his Finnish counterpart Saturday that relations between the two neighbors could be “negatively affected” if Finland follows through with plans to apply for NATO membership.

KYIV, Ukraine, May 13: Finland’s leaders Thursday came out in favor of applying to join NATO, and Sweden could do the same within days, in a historic realignment on the continent 2 1/2 months after Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine sent a shiver of fear through Moscow’s neighbors.

KATHMANDU, June 5: On the occasion of the World Environment Day, the European Union (EU), the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (MFA) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) have announced the launch of a new development cooperation project titled “Green Resilient Agricultural Productive Ecosystems (GRAPE) in Nepal”.

Finns keen to avoid gyms and other indoor sports venues this winter because of the coronavirus pandemic have found a new way to keep fit - running in the snow wearing no training shoes, just thick woolen socks.

KATHMANDU, March 20: Pakistan is the happiest country in South Asia, according to the global happiness survey from the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

The world will be watching when US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet in Helsinki, but host country Finland is used to it.

KATHMANDU (REPUBLICA): Finland has agreed to provide 20 million eruos to Nepal to support the implementation of the school sector development plan (SSDP).

Hobby-horsing craze in Finland

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HELSINKI, May 5: Sporting a black leather jacket, dyed red hair and a tattooed arm, Alisa Aarniomaki looks like she’s on her way to a rock band rehearsal session. But instead of carrying a guitar, the 20-year-old Finn gently holds on to something else: a puffy stuffed horse head on a wooden stick complete with glued-on eyes, mane and reins.

PLYMOUTH, Mich. (AP) — Noora Raty made 16 saves, and Finland advanced to the semifinals of the women's hockey world championship with a 4-0 victory over Sweden on Tuesday.

PLYMOUTH, Mich. (AP) — Finland goalie Noora Raty finally enjoyed a bit of a breather.

Finland’s school system accomplishes some impressive feats: