Finland’s ‘Lawnmower Le Mans’ comes to slushy end

Members of 39 teams of lawnmower racing devotees — bearing names such as “Mowe for It” and “Pain in the Grass” —- descend on the remote Finnish village of Lavia and compete in the “Lawnmower Le Mans”.

Crickets and maggots on the menu at Helsinki insect food fair

Visitors to Helsinki’s first insect food fair sample products made from crickets, maggots and other bugs. The insect food industry in Finland has been growing fast since selling edible insects became legal in 2017, with products including insect-based snacks, bread, granola and smoothies now available for sale.

Macron meets his Finnish counterpart Niinisto in Helsinki

French President Emmanuel Macron is on a state visit to Finland where he meets with his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto. IMAGES

Macron couple welcomed at Amalienborg Palace

Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte, on a three-day state visit to Denmark and Finland, are welcomed by Queen Margrethe II, Crown Prince Fredrik of Denmark and his wife Mary at Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen. IMAGES

Hundreds protest in Helsinki as Trump holds summit with Putin

People protest on Senate Square in Helsinki, Finland as US President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Activists dressed as pregnant Donald Trumps referred to the so-called “gag rule” that blocks federal funding to hundreds of US clinics providing abortions.

Power Play: Non-Verbal Cues Between Trump, Putin

Two alpha males, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s famous “slouch” collided with President Donald Trump’s classic power stance as the two leaders met on the world stage in Finland. (July 16)

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Hundreds Protesting Helsinki Summit

Hundreds of people marched through Helsinki Monday, demonstrating against Trump and Putin’s presence in Finland and their highly-anticipated summit. Many held up placards and banners defending human rights and denouncing racism and fascism. (July 16)

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Trump, Putin Start Summit in Helsinki

Kicking off the Finland summit with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump says “I really think the world wants to see us get along.” (July 16)

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