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Nordics set sights on gun control after Norway attacks - AFP

Nordics set sights on gun control after Norway attacks - AFP | Finland | Scoop.it

Up to June this year, Finns as young as 15 could own guns, but the law was changed after the country was rattled to the core by two school shootings within the space of a year.

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Finnish factor - BBC News

Finnish factor - BBC News | Finland | Scoop.it

The anti-immigration motive behind Anders Breivik's murderous rampage in Norway has highlighted the issue in Nordic countries. In Finland, police have increased online surveillance of right-wing extremists, and legislation to tighten gun laws is being rushed through.

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Helsinki marchers honour Norway victims, condemn xenophobia

Helsinki marchers honour Norway victims, condemn xenophobia | Finland | Scoop.it
Organisers estimate that some 2,000 people took part in a peace march in
Helsinki on Sunday.
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Dedicated to Norway: Scorpions & Tarja - The Good Die Young, 22.7.2011

Scorpions with Tarja Turunen at Saimaa Open Air, Finland 22nd of July 2011. Klaus Meine dedicated this song to all those people who are being touched by a bomb blast and a massacre in Norway the same day.
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Interior Minister: No new security threats to Finland

Interior Minister: No new security threats to Finland | Finland | Scoop.it
Interior Minister Päivi Räsänen, who carries responsibility for police
affairs, says that present information about shooting and bomb attacks
Friday in Norway have no direct ties to Finland or the Finns.
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Crossing a line in Norway and condemning it in Finland « Migrant Tales

By Enrique Tessieri
When does a person or group cross the magic line from right-wing populism to far-right? The tragic events that struck Norway on Friday should help us to distinguish better where that magic line is and what our reaction to it should be.
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Flags at half-mast in Finland on Sunday

Flags at half-mast in Finland on Sunday | Finland | Scoop.it
The Ministry of the Interior has recommended that Finnish flags be flown at
half-mast on Sunday in mourning and respect for the victims of Friday's
attacks in Norway.
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stone cold metal: After a strange week in Helsinki.

stone cold metal: After a strange week in Helsinki. | Finland | Scoop.it
Well, I'm back in Oslo (...) - When I was sitting on the metro on my way to the Tuska Open Air festival in Suvilahti (Helsinki), I got a message from my mom: Bombing in Oslo. Only a couple of 100meters from where I work.
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Tragedy in Norway sparks heated political debate in Finland - Helsingin Sanomat

Tragedy in Norway sparks heated political debate in Finland - Helsingin Sanomat | Finland | Scoop.it
The recent mass killing in Norway has sparked intense political debate on the proliferation of hate speech and racist rhetoric in Finland.
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Soini criticises online hate speech - YLE News

Soini criticises online hate speech - YLE News | Finland | Scoop.it
YLE NewsSoini criticises online hate speechYLE NewsTrue Finns' party chair Timo Soini has accused Finnish politicians of using the Norwegian terror attacks to link his party to hate speech and extreme opinions.
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Is the right on the rise in Europe? - Inside Story - Al Jazeera English

Inside Story asks if the attacks in Norway point to a growing trend across Europe.
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Embassy: No Finns believed to be among victims in Norway

Embassy: No Finns believed to be among victims in Norway | Finland | Scoop.it
According to information available to the Embassy of Finland in Oslo on
Saturday, no Finns were among the victims of Friday's attacks in Norway.
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PM on Norwegian killings: Senseless and reprehensible act

PM on Norwegian killings: Senseless and reprehensible act | Finland | Scoop.it
Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen says he believes that the shocking news
from Norway deeply touches each and every Finn.
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NYPD Deploys Extra Security to Norway's Consulate - NBC New York

NYPD Deploys Extra Security to Norway's Consulate - NBC New York | Finland | Scoop.it
The NYPD deployed extra security to Norway's Consulate in Manhattan and to the consulates and missions of Denmark, Finland and Sweden as a precaution following two separate attacks...
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The Tap Blog: Young Norwegians Agree With True Finns

The Tap Blog: Young Norwegians Agree With True Finns | Finland | Scoop.it
The Finns Have Always Had An Independent Streak.
They might become the first country to quit the EU.
Norway never joined the EU, and looks most unlikely to do so.

Norwegian TV Nrk reports on a recent opinion poll in Norway revealing that 66% are against EU membership, with only 26% in favour. Opposition to EU membership is highest amongst people under the age of 30, with 77% against and only 15% in favour. (Open Europe)
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