HELSINKI - Former Olympic ski jump champion Matti Nykanen was convicted Tuesday of attacking his wife with a kitchen knife in their home on Christmas Day last year.

HELSINKI - Organizers say police are investigating the death of a Russian finalist during an event in which contenders compete to see who can stay longest in a blazing hot sauna.

HELSINKI - A Finnish court sentenced a former Rwandan pastor, Francois Bazaramba, to life imprisonment Friday for committing genocide against the Tutsi minority in his home country in 1994.

OAXACA, Mexico - Mexican authorities rescued two journalists Friday who had been stranded for nearly three days among feuding militants after a caravan of rights activists was caught in a deadly ambush.

HELSINKI - A Finnish court has convicted a corporate lawyer of kidnapping an heiress and holding her captive for two weeks until her family paid a multimillion euro (dollar) ransom.
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