Russian call-up sparks exodus by some men as air fares soar

Russian call-up sparks exodus by some men as air fares soar

Air tickets from Moscow sell out Heavier traffic at Russia’s land borders ‘Panic demand’ for air tickets – source TBILISI/VAALIMAA, Finland, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Some Russian men rushed for the borders on Thursday after President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilisation, with traffic at frontier crossings with Finland and Georgia surging and prices for … Read more

Finland says traffic ‘intensifying’ on border with Russia

Finland says traffic ‘intensifying’ on border with Russia

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HELSINKI, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Traffic arriving at Finland’s eastern border with Russia “intensified” overnight and remained elevated into daytime hours on Thursday, the Finnish Border Guard said, although the situation was under control. Finland, whose 1,300-km (800-mile) border with Russia is the longest in the … Read more

EU ministers agree to press ahead with new Russia sanctions

EU ministers agree to press ahead with new Russia sanctions

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with heads of the country’s leading engineering schools and their industrial partners in the city of Veliky Novgorod, Russia, September 21, 2022. Sputnik/Gavriil Grigorov/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, Sept 21 (Reuters) – European Union foreign ministers agreed on Wednesday … Read more

Europe burns cash to help businesses in energy crisis

Europe burns cash to help businesses in energy crisis

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register European gas prices have soared amid Ukraine crisis Utilities face liquidity crunch Germany will ‘do everything possible’ to help firms Russian mobilisation triggers oil price jump BERLIN/LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Germany nationalised gas importer Uniper (UN01.DE) on Wednesday and Britain said it would halve energy … Read more

Sweden, Finland step in to avert Lehman-like situation for power companies

Sweden, Finland step in to avert Lehman-like situation for power companies

Swedish Finance Minister Mikael Damberg attends a press conference to propose relief for households affected by high electricity prices, in Rosenbad, Stockholm, Sweden January 12, 2022. Johan Jeppsson /TT News Agency/via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sweden, Finland offer $33 bln in credit guarantees Soaring power prices led to … Read more

Authorities begin evacuation of fire-stricken ferry in Baltic Sea

Authorities begin evacuation of fire-stricken ferry in Baltic Sea

STOCKHOLM, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Swedish and Finnish rescue services began evacuating families and elderly passengers from a fire-stricken Swedish ferry in the Baltic sea late on Monday, but said the situation was calm and that no one had been injured. About 70 out of around 300 people onboard were scheduled to be evacuated by … Read more

Baltic states, Poland and Finland could ban Russian tourists, says Lithuania

Baltic states, Poland and Finland could ban Russian tourists, says Lithuania

VILNIUS, Aug 23 (Reuters) – European Union members Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Finland, which all share a border with Russia, may stop Russian tourists from entering their countries if the EU does not enact a union-wide ban, Lithuania’s foreign minister said on Tuesday. “I have talked to ministers from all these countries… I don’t … Read more

Finnish PM apologises for party picture from official residence

Finnish PM apologises for party picture from official residence

Prime Minister of Finland Sanna Marin holds a news conference after videos of her partying leaked into social media and sparked criticism earlier this week, in Helsinki, Finland August 19, 2022. Lehtikuva/Roni Rekomaa via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HELSINKI, Aug 23 (Reuters) – Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin on … Read more

Finnish PM apologises for party picture from official residence

Finnish PM apologises for party picture from official residence

Prime Minister of Finland Sanna Marin holds a news conference after videos of her partying leaked into social media and sparked criticism earlier this week, in Helsinki, Finland August 19, 2022. Lehtikuva/Roni Rekomaa via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HELSINKI, Aug 23 (Reuters) – Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin on … Read more

Finnish PM takes drugs test after party video causes stir

Finnish PM takes drugs test after party video causes stir

HELSINKI, Aug 19 (Reuters) – Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin said on Friday she had taken a drugs test following the publication of video footage this week that showed her partying with friends, and vowed she had never used illegal drugs. Marin, 36, also said her ability to perform her official duties had remained unimpaired … Read more