Helsinki still upbeat on 2006 bid

HELSINKI, Finland -- Finland's highest mountain...it's nowhere near the capital. Still, Helsinki is bidding for the 2006 Winter Olympics...Lillehammer, which agreed to be paired with Helsinki for 2006. "We cannot think of an economically...

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Helsinki set for for 2006 bid

HELSINKI, Finland -- Helsinki is set to launch a joint bid for the 2006 Winter Olympics with...hurt the Norwegian town's chances to hold its own future games. Helsinki's City Council voted to approve $2.8 million for a campaign...

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5 free things to do in Helsinki

HELSINKI - Helsinki is known as an international capital of design and Finland is one of...to be had for free.1 PARK AVENUE: You know summer has arrived in Helsinki when trendy young urbanites blanket every corner of Esplanadi Park and...

Executive appeals $103,000 speeding fine

HELSINKI, Finland -- At 46 miles an hour, he...motorcycle in a 31-mph zone on an island near Helsinki last October, chief police inspector...In a similar incident last year, a Helsinki court slashed a traffic fine levied against...

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Nokia unveils five new phones

HELSINKI, Finland -- Nokia Corp. unveiled five new phone models...percent to 11.69 euros ($4.42) in trading on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. Nokia's news conference in Helsinki was connected to another in Singapore, where Nokia unveiled...

European Central Bank leaves refinancing rate unchanged

HELSINKI, Finland -- The European Central Bank...conference after the governing council met in Helsinki, Finland. "We didn't change our previous...inflation as the economy expands. The Helsinki meeting is one of two the bank holds each...

Finnish IOC members denies wrongdoing

HELSINKI, Finland -- An IOC member from Finland denied any wrongdoing in connection...000 to his campaign for mayor of Santiago. Haeggman now works for the Helsinki committee bidding for the 2006 Winter Games. "I don't see that as a...

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Police hand millionaire a record speeding fine

HELSINKI, Finland -- Police gave a record $216,900 speeding ticket to one of...for comment, and police declined to discuss the case until it reaches the Helsinki Regional Court. Although it's the costliest ticket to date, it's not...

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Hydrogen gas leak at nuclear power plant

HELSINKI, Finland -- Hydrogen gas escaped into the atmosphere Tuesday at a nuclear...containers were being replaced outside the Loviisa plant, 60 miles east of Helsinki. "There was no danger to the power station workers, the environment or...

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Finnair introduces mobile check-in for international flights

HELSINKI, Finland -- In what it calls a first in international air travel, Finnair...text message service will apply to all international flights leaving from Helsinki and Stockholm. Finnair said its check-in using SMS, or Short Message...