Geese gather by a small cafe on Toolonlahti Bay. Helsinki has a timeless maritime character, with its location on the Baltic Sea offering views of boats and tiny islands.
A mobile sauna tools down a Helsinki street. Invented by the Finns, saunas are a source of national pride.
A ferry takes visitors to and from Suomenlinna Fortress, a star-shaped bastion built in the 1700s.
The Hakaniemi Market Hall features 70 shops selling local delicacies such as reindeer meat and blinis.
HELSINKI - Helsinki is known as an international capital of design, and Finland is one of the eurozone's wealthiest nations.
Representatives of the Tucson Festival of Books will present a $200,000 check today to the University of Arizona and two other literacy organizations at an international celebration of literacy.
HELSINKI, Finland — It's five times larger than the Titanic, has
seven "neighborhoods," an ice rink, a golf course and a 750-seat
outdoor amphitheater. The world's largest cruise ship is finally
finished, and Friday it began gliding toward its home port in
NEW YORK — Women remain far behind men in economic and political
power, but the Nordic countries come closest to closing the gender
gap, according to a survey of 134 nations released Tuesday.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Forgive Denny Hamlin if he's a bit frustrated
• In Madrid, Ross McGowan of England won his first European Tour
title, winning the Madrid Masters by three strokes over Mikko
Ilonen of Finland. McGowan shot a 1-under 71 in Sunday's final
round to finish at 25-under 263 at the Centro Nacional golf course.
McGowan shot a 60 on Saturday and …
HELSINKI — Ville Koistinen provided a fitting end to the first
regular-season NHL game ever played in Finland.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Rich Rodriguez gripped the podium, bowed his
head, paused and appeared to fight back tears. The
click-click-click of cameras was the only sound.
MOSCOW — For more than two weeks, the freighter Arctic Sea
seemed to have vanished in the Atlantic Ocean's vastness, but
officials said Tuesday that they knew where it was all along and
were staying mum to bring a dangerous hijacking drama to a
MOSCOW — A Russian-manned cargo ship that vanished last month in
the Atlantic was found Friday near Cape Verde off the coast of West
Africa, according to French and Russian officials.