US, Russia Finland in same group at 2020 hockey worlds

Sports 05/28/19, 06:24

The United States, Russia and defending champion Finland will join host Switzerland in an eight-team group based in Zurich at the 2020 hockey world championships.The International Ice Hockey Federation announced the groups Tuesday, two days after Finland beat Canada in this year's title game in Slovakia.Top-ranked Canada heads the other ...

Finland wins world hockey championship, beating Canada 3-1

Hockey 05/26/19, 16:47

Marko Anttila helped lead Finland to its third world hockey title, scoring the tying and go-ahead goals in a 3-1 victory over Canada on Sunday.Anttila tied it at 1 on a power play early in the second period and the Finnish captain made it 2-1 early in the third. Harri ...

Canada, Finland advance to world hockey title game

Hockey 05/25/19, 16:29

Mark Stone scored his tournament-leading eighth goal, Matt Murray made 39 saves and Canada beat the Czech Republic 5-1 on Saturday night to advance to face Finland in the world hockey championship final.Darnell Nurse, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Kyle Turris and Thomas Chabot also scored for Canada. Tomas Zohorna scored the Czechs.In ...

Canada escapes; US, Sweden fall in world hockey

Hockey 05/23/19, 16:52

Damon Severson and Mark Stone helped Canada escape to the world hockey championship semifinals while the United States and defending champion Sweden dropped out.Canada beat Switzerland 3-2 in overtime Thursday night. Severson tied it with 0.4 seconds left on a goal confirmed by video review. Stone ended it at 5:07 ...

Trump nominates aerospace executive for Air Force secretary

Politics 05/21/19, 20:51

President Donald Trump nominated an aerospace executive and former ambassador to Finland to be the next secretary of the Air Force on Tuesday. Trump said in a tweet that he has chosen Barbara Barrett, former chairman of The Aerospace Corporation, to replace Heather Wilson when she steps down at the end ...

Germany beats Finland, Czech Republic tops Swiss at worlds

Hockey 05/21/19, 11:06

Leon Draisaitl scored tiebreaking and go-ahead goals late in the third period, lifting Germany to a 4-2 win over Finland at the world hockey championship.Both Group A teams will advance to the quarterfinals and their seeding will be determined after the United State plays Canada on Tuesday night.The Czech Republic ...

Key European human rights body marks 70th birthday

Europe 05/16/19, 14:13

Over 30 European foreign ministers have gathered in the Finnish capital to mark the 70th anniversary of the continent's key human rights body, the Council of Europe.The festivities were dampened somewhat by Russia's continued threat to pull out of the organization due to a long-running dispute over Crimea.The two-day meeting ...

Dylan Larkin lifts US to 3-2 OT win over Finland at worlds

Hockey 05/13/19, 12:20

Dylan Larkin scored with 1:13 left in overtime and Cory Schneider stopped 24 shots, lifting the United States to a 3-2 win over Finland on Monday at the world hockey championship.Larkin ended the 3-on-3 overtime, carrying the puck inside the right circle and scoring on a wrist shot that got ...

Finns beat Canada 3-1, Russia tops Norway at hockey worlds

Hockey 05/10/19, 12:16

Kaapo Kakko scored twice, including an empty-net goal with 34 seconds left, to lift Finland to a 3-1 win Friday over Canada in the opener for both teams at the men's world hockey championship.Arttu Ilomaki had a tiebreaking goal early in the third period and Kevin Lankinen finished with 20 ...

Pompeo skips visit to Greenland amid new tensions with Iran

Politics 05/08/19, 23:17

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has cancelled a visit to Greenland to return to Washington amid an escalation of tensions with Iran. Pompeo had been due to wrap up a trip to Europe on Thursday with a stop in Greenland aimed at promoting the Trump administration's Arctic policies. Those policies ...

Climate change missing as US defends Arctic policy

Europe 05/07/19, 03:35

The Arctic is melting, but don't ask U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to mention climate change. For the Trump administration, disappearing sea ice in the world's "high north" is first and foremost an opportunity to exploit rather than a crisis to mitigate. That position was made clear by Pompeo over two ...

Pompeo off to Europe next week amid strains on many fronts

Politics 05/01/19, 12:42

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo heads to Europe next week on a four-nation trip amid trans-Atlantic strains on many fronts. The State Department says Pompeo will visit Finland, Germany, Britain and Greenland for discussions on Russia and China as well as Syria. The Trump administration is at odds with numerous European ...

Finland’s Center Party head to step down after election loss

Europe 04/16/19, 06:07

Finland's outgoing prime minister says he will step down as head of the Center Party, which had one of its worst performances in decades in Sunday parliamentary election.Juha Sipila tweeted Tuesday "the election result leaves me with no choices," referring to the centrist party's meager 13.8% support and loss of ...

IIHF offers explanation for call that cost Finland gold

Sports 04/15/19, 13:47

The International Ice Hockey Federation offered an explanation Monday for the decision to waive off what would have been the gold medal-winning goal by Finland in the host country's shootout loss to the United States in the women's world hockey championship game.The IIHF, which had a video judge review every ...

Finland’s center-left Social Democrats narrowly top poll

Europe 04/15/19, 03:27

Finland's center-left Social Democratic Party is facing the tough task of trying to form a government coalition after becoming the Nordic country's largest party by an extremely narrow margin following Sunday's highly fragmented parliamentary election.With all votes counted Monday, the party led by Antti Rinne took 17.7% of votes and ...

US beats Finland in shootout for gold after OT controversy

Sports 04/14/19, 15:37

Alex Rigsby stopped four of five shots in the shootout and the United States beat Finland 2-1 to win its fifth consecutive gold medal at the women's world championship Sunday after a questionable goaltender interference review wiped what would have been an overtime goal for the Finns off the board.Finland ...

Canada routs Russia 7-0 to win bronze at women’s worlds

Sports 04/14/19, 10:59

Canada routed Russia 7-0 in the bronze-medal game at the women's world hockey championship on Sunday, bouncing back from the historic semifinal loss to Finland a day earlier.Canada, which had played the United States in the final of all 18 previous championships dating back to the first in 1990, claimed ...

Update: Vote in Finland called “the climate election”

Europe 04/14/19, 05:58

The Latest on Finland's parliamentary election (all times local):12:40 a.m.Greenpeace is calling the parliamentary vote in Finland the "climate election," saying that "never before has climate and the limits of planet Earth been discussed with such seriousness in Finland."Chairman of the Finns Party Jussi Halla-aho, right, campaigns for the Finnish ...

Finland upsets Canada 4-2 to reach gold-medal game at worlds

Hockey 04/13/19, 11:27

Noora Raty made 43 saves as Finland handed heavily favored Canada its first loss in a semifinal at the women's world hockey championship, winning 4-2 on Saturday to advance to the gold-medal game.Ronja Savolainen scored twice, including the empty-netter to seal it with 37 seconds left, and Jenni Hiirikoski and ...

Finland’s election topics: Climate change, welfare, aging

Europe 04/13/19, 03:32

Finns will be voting Sunday to fill the country's 200-seat Eduskunta parliament after a campaign that saw debates over the country's generous welfare model, its rapidly aging population and how far to go to fight climate change.Here's a look at the key issues and the main players in the election:JUST ...

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