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Report: Finnish SS volunteers likely killed Jews in WWII

HELSINKI (AP) — An Israeli Holocaust historian praised authorities in Finland on Sunday for publishing a report that concluded Finnish volunteers serving with Nazi Germany’s Waffen-SS “very likely” took part in World War II atrocities, including the mass murder of Jews. Efraim Zuroff of the Simon Wiesenthal Center lauded the …

Summer heat kills off Finland’s mosquitoes – BBC News

The unusually hot summer has ravaged the mosquito population in Finland, but it appears other blood-sucking pests are thriving, it’s been reported. With meteorological records being broken across continental Europe, Finnish experts say that the country has experienced its hottest July on record, with one town experiencing heat of 33.7 Celsius (92.6 …

Finland wants EU to give up daylight saving time

HELSINKI (Reuters) – Finnish government should actively push the European Union to abolish its directive on daylight saving time, a parliament committee said on Thursday.   People enjoy a sunnny day at the Esplanade in Helsinki, Finland, May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins The parliamentary transport and communications committee gave its …

Where to go in 2017: Best destinations around the world

Where should you travel in 2017? Maybe you want to witness the U.S. solar eclipse, take advantage of great exchange rates abroad or get in on the hoopla for big anniversaries in places like Alaska, Germany, Canada or Finland. Perhaps you’re looking for a Zika-free beach or a destination unscathed …