Countries Joining NATO Face Security Risks Including Nuclear – Russian Envoy

A picture taken on November 20, 2019 shows NATO flags at the NATO headquarters in Brussels.InternationalIndiaAfricaWASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Nations joining the NATO bloc will face increased security risks, including nuclear, Russian Ambassador to Canada Oleg Stepanov told Sputnik on Thursday. “For as soon as anyone joins the bloc that declared itself nuclear and adversarial to […]

Finland Joins NATO: What Benefits Can the Alliance Expect?

In this file photo dated Aug. 29, 2014, NATO naval mine countermeasure vessels berth in Turku, Finland, during the international Northern Coasts 2014 (NOCO14) military exerciseInternationalIndiaAfricaWhile The Global Firepower Index ranks Finland’s military as the 51st-most powerful in the world, it is often viewed as having Western Europe’s strongest artillery, possessing more pieces than France […]

South African Mining Firm to Spend $616 Mln on Lithium Project in Finland

Workers drive past a sign of the Sibanye-Stillwater Driefontein gold mine near Carletonville, near Johannesburg, on May 5, 2018InternationalIndiaAfricaIn October, Sibanye-Stillwater, a South African mining corporation, obtained control over Keliber, a Finnish battery chemicals producer, by acquiring around 55% of its shares, raising Sibanye’s total shareholding to 85%.On Monday, Sibanye announced that its board had […]

Proposed Finnish Fence on Russia Border Will Affect Wildlife, Researchers Warn

Wild BoarInternationalIndiaAfricaThe fence is expected stretch hundreds of kilometers, be more than three meters high and fitted with barbed wire. In the proposed form, it will stop any large mammals from getting over, under or through it, thus disrupting traditional migration patterns, researchers say.The proposed construction of a fence stretching up to 260 kilometers in […]

Finnish Government Faces First-Ever Lawsuit Over Climate Inaction Amid Backfiring Sanctions

Pylons of high-tension electricity power lines are seen next to the GRES-1 coal-fired thermal power plant outside EkibastuzInternationalIndiaAfricaThe EU’s need to power its industry and keep its houses warm amid a self-inflicted energy crisis may wipe out the bloc’s far-reaching climate ambitions that include carbon neutrality and a comprehensive ban on fossil fuels. In Finland […]

Finland Facing Massive EU Fine Over Deforestation

LoggingInternationalIndiaAfricaFinland’s land use sector has moved from being a carbon sink to a net source of emissions due to the felling and drying of peatlands, which has been called a “national emergency” by worried experts and sets a big question mark over the country’s plans to become climate-neutral by 2035.Finland’s failure to meet the EU’s […]