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Halla-aho faces criticism for denying climate change’s role in bushfires in Australia

JUSSI HALLA-AHO, the chairperson of the Finns Party, has come under heavy criticism for suggesting that the climate crisis is not linked to the bushfires raging in Australia.

Halla-Aho on Wednesday estimated that several countries are suffering from uncontrollable wildfires because they have neglected to manage their forests and lack a road network that serves the forest industry.

Finland is not about to withdraw peacekeepers from Iraq, indicates Kanerva

THE CRISIS MANAGEMENT operation underway in Erbil, Iraq, may be the most dangerous in the history of Finland, views Ilkka Kanerva (NCP), the chairperson of the Parliament’s Defence Committee.

Around 80 Finnish troops are stationed in the city participating in an international crisis management operation amid rising tensions between Iran and the United States.

Today in pictures: 'Megxit', Putin in the Black Sea, and snow in Athens

IN TODAY'S BEST PHOTOS from around the world, we lead with the story of 'Megxit', which has sent the British press into a frenzy after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced they would be 'taking a step back' from the royal family. We also have a photo of Vladimir Putin off the coast of Crimea, snow in Athens, and a bird formation in Israel. 

Productivity growth should lead to shorter work weeks in future, reiterates Marin

PRIME MINISTER Sanna Marin (SDP) has reiterated her support for transitioning to a shorter work week or workday as technological advances continue to boost productivity.

“This is one possible future scenario, and I believe it can be discussed both within the social democratic movement and within the society at large,” she stated during an official visit to Sweden on Wednesday, 8 January.

Finland condemns Iran’s missile attack in Iraq, state Niinistö and Marin

PRESIDENT Sauli Niinistö has issued a statement condemning the missile attack launched by Iran in Iraq.

Iran on Wednesday fired more than 20 ballistic missiles at two airbases in western and northern Iraq in retaliation of the killing of Qassem Suleimani, the 62-year-old head of the security machinery in Iran, in Baghdad by the United States on 3 January.


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Halla-aho faces criticism for denying climate change’s role in bushfires in Australia


Finland is not about to withdraw peacekeepers from Iraq, indicates Kanerva


Today in pictures: 'Megxit', Putin in the Black Sea, and snow in Athens


Productivity growth should lead to shorter work weeks in future, reiterates Marin


Finland condemns Iran’s missile attack in Iraq, state Niinistö and Marin


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