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Russian ban on flights to Egypt will last months

...Putin's chief of staff, Sergei Ivanov, said the flight ban will last for at least several months. Speaking on a visit to Finland, he said it would be impossible to radically revise Egypt's security system in a short time, according to Russian news...
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Baby Box program to be launched in Juneau

...used as a bed that helps protect babies from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and to provide safe sleep. For 75 years, Finland's expectant mothers have been given a baby box, helping it achieve one of the world's lowest infant mortality rates...
Afghans swell migrant tide as they flee war, unemployment

...another suicide attack, and when a person leaves his house he cannot be sure he will make it back alive."Bound for far-off Finland, he's joining the largest wave of global migrants and refugees since World War II, hundreds of thousands of people seeking...
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US, Canada, Sweden, Finland in semis

...intriguing matchup, top-seeded Sweden faces Finland in a rematch of the 2006 Turin Games final...both teams," Toews said.Sweden and Finland, neighbors in Europe, also are not fond...tournaments like this we're disrespected," Finland forward Olli Jokinen said.
Battle shaping up in European Union over migrant quotas

...and they do not want to be registered in Denmark, said police spokeswoman Anne Soe. Many want to go to Sweden, Norway or Finland, because they have relatives there or believe that conditions there for asylum-seekers are better.Under EU rules, people...
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Alaska editorial: Arctic Energy Summit hosted circumpolar nations for issues discussion

...its challenges.Meeting with the Alaska delegation were representatives from Iceland, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. In discussions over the course of the conference, they detailed the issues particular to their countries. Limited...
Amid Europe's migrant tensions, kindness arises too

...camps, it's a cherished way to stay connected to their families and the outside world.Others are setting an example. Finland's prime minister is opening his spare house to refugees on Jan. 1 after his family moves to the official prime minister's...
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Today In Sports History for Sept. 11

...round in a major tournament, a 10-under 61 to open the Evian Championship. Two women had scored 62: Minea Blomqvist of Finland in the third round of the 2004 British Open, and Lorena Ochoa in the first round of the 2006 Kraft Nabisco Championship.
Obama supports expanded icebreaker fleet

...those new routes are navigable and free from hazards.Other circumpolar nations largely understand this reality. Sweden, Finland and Canada each have a half-dozen or more icebreakers to the meager two-vessel U.S. fleet. But the real threat in Arctic...
Arts organizations meet to work toward global collaboration in the North

...formalized itself at a meeting in Rovaniemi, Finland, last spring. The group convened around...Museum (Russia), Oulu Art Museum (Finland), RiddiDuottarMuseat/The Sami Museum...Art Museum/Korundi House of Culture (Finland), Sami Center for Contemporary Art...


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