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  • New Jersey Feb 24

    New Medication Aimed at Curbing Dogs' Anxiety Over Loud Noises

    Fido and Spot may not have to cower under the bed this summer when fireworks and thunderstorms hit. The first prescription veterinary medicine for treating anxiety over loud noises — a widespread problem that can send dogs running away in terror and harm both themselves and property — will soon hit the market. Veterinary medicine maker Zoetis Inc. of Florham...

  • Finland Feb 19

    WATCH: Northern Lights Put on a Show in Finland

    Take a look at the sky in Finland as the Northern Lights put on a show. 

  • Finland Dec 9, 2019

    Finland's Sanna Marin to Become World's Youngest Prime Minister

    Finland’s next prime minister is breaking the mold in multiple ways. At 34, she will be the youngest government leader in the world when she takes the reins, probably on Tuesday. She is a new mother and says she experienced discrimination as a child when her mother was in a same-sex relationship. She leads a center-left coalition of five parties....

  • United States Oct 18, 2019

    Google Affiliate Begins Drone Deliveries in Virginia Town

    A Google affiliate is using drones to deliver customers’ Walgreens purchases in a test being run in a Virginia town. Wing, which is owned by Google parent Alphabet, received federal approval earlier this year to make commercial deliveries by drone. It was the first drone company to receive the approval in the U.S., beating out Amazon’s Prime Air.

  • police officer Oct 1, 2019

    Sword-Wielding Student Kills 1, Wounds 9 at Finland School

    A man wielding a sword and a firearm killed a woman and wounded nine others Tuesday at a vocational school inside a shopping center in central Finland, police said. The attacker was seriously wounded after police opened fire, and he was taken into custody. The police superintendent for eastern Finland, Mikko Lyytinen, told a news conference that officers were forced...

  • European Union Sep 30, 2019

    British Opposition Parties Unite To Stop No-Deal Brexit

    Britain’s opposition parties have met to plan how to block a “no-deal” Brexit from taking place against Parliament’s will. Green Party leader Caroline Lucas said Monday that the opposition is “completely united about stopping no-deal.” The parties, including the Labour Party and the Scottish National Party, are concerned that Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the Conservative Party may not adhere...

  • disease Jul 14, 2019

    A Healthy Lifestyle May Offset Genetic Risk for Alzheimer's

    A healthy lifestyle can cut your risk of developing Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia even if you have genes that raise your risk for these mind-destroying diseases, a large study has found.

  • PRESIDENT Jul 11, 2019

    Angela Merkel Seen Shaking For 3rd Time

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel was seen shaking as she met with Finland’s visiting prime minister on Wednesday. It’s the third time Merkel has been seen shaking in a month.

  • PRESIDENT Jul 10, 2019

    German Leader Merkel Seen Shaking for 3rd Time in a Month

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s body shook visibly at a public event for the third time in less than a month on Wednesday, but the longtime leader insisted that there’s nothing to worry about. Merkel shook as she stood at a military honors ceremony alongside Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne outside the chancellery in Berlin, listening to the two countries’ national...

  • Europe May 9, 2019

    Pompeo Skips Visit to Greenland Amid New Tensions With Iran

    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 were criticized earlier this week for not containing the...

  • Europe Mar 20, 2019

    Finland Is the Happiest Country in the World Again, Launches Contest for Free Trip

    Finland, ranked for the second time the world’s happiest country, is launching an unusual tourism campaign which it promises will share its secret. The country’s tourism board is holding a contest in which eight people will win a free trip to Finland and will be paired with Finnish hosts. “Our secret is in our nature, very literally. When others go...

  • Daniel Macht Sep 25, 2018

    Pills for Appendicitis? Surgery Often Not Needed, Study Says

    When emergency tests showed the telltale right-sided pain in Heather VanDusen’s abdomen was appendicitis, she figured she’d be quickly wheeled into surgery. But doctors offered her the option of antibiotics instead. A new study from Finland shows her choice is a reasonable alternative for most patients with appendicitis. Five years after treatment with antibiotics, almost two-thirds of patients hadn’t had...

  • Donald Trump Jul 27, 2018

    Donald Trump Open to Moscow Visit if Putin Formally Invites Him

    Rarely has an RSVP been so complicated. President Donald Trump is open to visiting Moscow — if he gets a formal invitation from Vladimir Putin, the White House said Friday. Russian President Putin said he’s game for a trip to Washington — but his answer came only after Trump retracted his invitation for a fall sit-down.

  • Donald Trump Jul 18, 2018

    First Family Mourns Fallen Secret Service Agent

    President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump paid their respects Wednesday to the family of a Secret Service agent who died in Scotland while supporting their overseas trip. Special Agent Nole E. Remagen suffered a stroke Monday during Trump’s trip to Belgium, England, Scotland, and Finland. The 19-year veteran died in Scotland on Tuesday, surrounded by immediate family and...

  • Donald Trump Jul 18, 2018

    Feds Charge Woman With Being Russian Agent in US

    A 29-year-old gun-rights activist served as a covert Russian agent while living in Washington, gathering intelligence on American officials and political organizations and working to establish back-channel lines of communications for the Kremlin, federal prosecutors charged Monday. The announcement of the arrest of Maria Butina came just hours after President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and just...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Jul 18, 2018

    Trump-Putin Summit Fallout

    After the backlash from both Democrats and Republicans on President Donald Trump’s comments during the summit with Russian President Vladmir Putin, Trump is now saying that he misspoke when he seemed to undermine the American intelligence community.

  • Russia Jul 17, 2018

    Trump Responds to Putin Summit Criticism

    President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he misspoke during his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland. Trump said he does “accept” the intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia meddled in the 2016 election. Trump also said he needed to clarify that he didn’t see a reason why the meddling “wouldn’t be Russia.” Trump had said the opposite a...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Jul 17, 2018

    ‘Late Night': A Closer Look at Trump's Summit With Putin

    Seth Meyers takes a closer look at President Donald Trump meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland and delivering one of the most surreal performances by a president in modern American history.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Jul 16, 2018

    More Than 2 Dozen Arrested Outside Berks County Detention Center

    More than two dozen people were arrested after they protested outside the Berks County Detention Center Sunday. The facility houses undocumented immigrants and has faced allegations of abuse and medical neglect. A worker was also convicted of raping a detainee and there have been calls to shut down the center.

  • Florida Jul 13, 2018

    Lindy Remigino, Once Fastest Man Alive, Dead at 87: Report

    Olympian and Newington resident Lindy Remigino, who won two gold medals at the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki, has died at age 87, according to a report in The New York Times. The cause was prostate cancer, his son told the newspaper.

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