Moroccan Teenager Admits Killing Two in Finland Knife Rampage

HELSINKI, Aug 22 (Reuters) – A teenage Moroccan asylum seeker admitted on Tuesday killing two people and wounding eight in a knife attack in the Finnish city of Turku, his lawyer said. In a closed-door court hearing, 18-year-old Abderrahman Mechkah confessed to carrying out Friday’s attack but did not admit to having terrorist motive, lawyer

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Two Iraqis Sentenced in Finland for Posting Severed Head Images Online

HELSINKI, March 23 – Courts in Finland handed suspended sentences of 16 and 13 months respectively to an Iraqi Shi’ite militiaman and an Iraqi army sergeant on Wednesday for posting images of themselves holding severed heads of enemy fighters on Facebook. The two were arrested after arriving in Finland last year and were charged with

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Finnish PM Says He Can’t Put Up Refugee Family for Security Reasons

HELSINKI, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila has said he will not be able fulfill a promise to put up a family of asylum seekers for now because of security concerns. Sipila, a former telecoms executive, stirred controversy in September by saying he would open his second home in northern Finland to

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