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Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo and French prime minister Jean Castex  meet members of Civil Protection who organized the Covid-19 test centre at the 4th district City Hall in Paris. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/EPA

Health authorities have warned that hospitals are at risk of being overrun across Europe as countries see record rises in coronavirus infections and i(...)

 Passangers arriving at Helsinki-Vantaa airport in Vantaa, Finland, on  Septemper 19th. Photograph: Kimmo Brandt/EPA

Sweden may have hogged the international headlines over its handling of Covid-19, but its Nordic neighbour to the east may be just as interesting. Fi(...)

Dubliner Eamonn Cronnolly on a walk around Lake Immala in Finland: ‘I came here with only a cabin bag’.

My wife and I walk by Lake Immala in Finland, which is large enough to have a sandy beach and stretches to the Russian border. The silence is broken o(...)

Finnish prime minister Sanna Marin highlighted the problem of unconscious bias. Photograph: EPA

Finnish prime minister Sanna Marin said it’s now clear that women need laws to protect them from discrimination in the work place. Speaking at the Wo(...)

This was the year of Nancy Pelosi, whose decision finally to bow to internal Democratic Party pressure and pursue Trump for abuse of power over his dealings with Ukraine led to only the third impeachment of a president in US history. Pelosi, reinvigorated as House Speaker, marshalled the process with poise and a keen political antenna. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

In this age of technological revolution and economic globalisation, it is often taken as given that human agency has been eroded, if not swept away, b(...)

Estonia apologised to Finland on Monday after Estonia’s interior minister mocked Finland’s new prime minister – the world’s youngest-serving government leader – as ‘a sales girl’ and questioned her ability to run the Nordic country. Photograph: Francisco Seco/AP Photo

Estonia apologised to Finland on Monday after Estonia’s interior minister mocked Finland’s new prime minister – the world’s youngest-serving governmen(...)

 Finland’s new prime minister  Sanna Marin. “I want to build a society where every child can become anything and every person can live and grow in dignity.”   Photograph: Kimmo Brandt/EPA

The ascent of Finland’s Sanna Marin to become the world’s youngest prime minister may be a victory for youth and vigour, but what Finns really want f(...)

Political froth. Pub owner Greene King gets into the electoral spirit in Westminster. Photograph: Jane Russell/wpragency/PA Wire

Image of the week: Foam party This unholy pint assembly from the Two Chairmen pub in Westminster is a decent effort at a publicity stunt by long-esta(...)

Sanna Marin said she benefited from the welfare state throughout her life, especially during ‘difficult times’. Photograph: EPA

Thirty-four-year-old Social Democrat Sanna Marin took office in Finland on Tuesday as the world’s youngest serving prime minister, heading a coalition(...)

Sanna Marin demonstrated her leadership skills earlier this year when she stood in for former PM Antti Rinne while he was recovering from a serious illness. Photograph: Vesa Moilanen/

At just 34 years old, Sanna Marin is about to make history as she becomes the world’s youngest prime minister. The Finnish social democrat won her par(...)