Finland begins fishing plastic “ghost nets” out of the Baltic | AFP

Finnish environmental authorities have begun a project to trawl the Baltic sea and remove abandoned fishing nets, known as “ghost nets”, which continue to trap fish and other wildlife. Plastic fishing equipment disintegrates extremely slowly in the sea, and the UN’s food body claims ghost nets constitute one tenth of all plastic waste in the world’s seas.

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Brexit without a deal “seems obvious now”, says Finnish PM | AFP

Britain leaving the EU with a no-deal Brexit now appears “obvious”, says Finland’s Prime Minister Antti Rinne, whose country holds the rotating EU Presidency. SOUNDBITE

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Finnish President greets Iranian foreign minister in Helsinki | AFP

The President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinisto greets Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif at the President’s official residence Mäntyniemi in Helsinki. Zarif is to visit three Nordic countries to discuss regional affairs and human rights. IMAGES

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Askel & Elere – Coincidences

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Signing of bilateral treaties between South Korea and Finland | AFP

South Korean President Moon Jae-In and his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto assist to the signing of bilateral treaties. Moon is visiting the Nordic region and will be spending eight days in Finland, Norway and Sweden. IMAGES

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Goalie Rask backstopping Bruins’ Cup hopes

Finnish goaltender Tuukka Rask has led the Boston Bruins to within three wins of the Stanley Cup championship.

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Ministers pose for family photo as Arctic Council meeting begis

The foreign ministers of the US, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland Norway and Canada arrive and pose for a group photo as the Arctic Council ministerial meeting in the Finnish city of Rovaniemi opens. IMAGES of the family photo