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Please enjoy these photos of an Olympic coach knitting on the slopes

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When the stakes are high, this Finnish Olympic snowboarding coach stays cool with a little light, slope-side crafting.


Russia suspends electricity supplies, Finnish grid operator says

The Japan Times

Helsinki โ€“ Russia suspended electricity supplies to Finland overnight after its energy firm RAO Nordic threatened to cut off supplies over payment arrears, an official for Finland's grid operator said Saturday. "It is at zero at the moment, and that started from midnight as planned," Timo Kaukonen, manager for operational planning at Fingrid, said. This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software. Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites. If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.


Finland to apply for NATO membership: president, PM

The Japan Times

Helsinki โ€“ Finland will apply for NATO membership, the Nordic country's president and prime minister announced Sunday, as a result of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. "Today, the President of the Republic and the Government's Foreign Policy Committee have jointly agreed that Finland will apply for NATO membership, after consulting parliament. This is a historic day. A new era is opening", President Sauli Niinisto said. This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.


NATO to welcome Nordic members as Ukraine pushes back Russian forces

The Japan Times

KYIV/BRUSSELS โ€“ Finland is expected to announce on Thursday its intention to join NATO with Sweden likely to follow soon after, diplomats and officials said, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine reshapes European security and the Atlantic military alliance. NATO allies expect Finland and Sweden to be granted membership quickly, five diplomats and officials said, paving the way for increased troop presence in the Nordic region during the one-year ratification period. This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software. Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites. If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.


NATO prepares to add Finland and Sweden to its northern defenses

The Japan Times

NATO members rallied around Finland and Sweden on Sunday after they announced plans to join the alliance, marking another dramatic change in Europe's security architecture triggered by Russia's war in Ukraine. Gathering in Berlin over the weekend, most NATO foreign ministers embraced the bloc's northern enlargement, a process that requires unanimity among the 30 allies. The one country to voice concerns was Turkey, with Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu unhappy that Finland and, particularly, Sweden have had relations with Kurdish militants who have been active in eastern Turkey. This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software. Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.