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Around 30 Arrested over Violence at Finland Neo-Nazi March

Finnish police said Saturday around 30 people were arrested after violence erupted at a Neo-Nazi march in central Finland.

The small protest by the Finnish Resistance Movement, a national socialist group, was relatively peaceful until some participants began targeting passersby and hindering police work,  police said in a statement.

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Finnish Capital Lights Up in Winter Dark

Finland's capital is aglow with colorful lights and lasers piercing the black winter skies and lighting up downtown buildings providing a much-needed burst of illumination during the darkest days of the year.

Light and sound installations at the Helsinki Lux Festival brought crowds at the city landmarks joined by lanterns hanging in trees along a path of light bordering the frozen Baltic Sea through parks and on city sidewalks, where the shortest period of daylight in midwinter is about five hours long.

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U.S.: No Conference on Nuke-free Mideast for Now

The U.S. said Friday that a proposed conference on banning nuclear weapons in the Middle East cannot be convened at this point because of current conditions in the region.

State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said in a statement that the U.S. will continue to work to create conditions that could result in a successful conference. But she cited political turmoil in the region and Iran's defiant stance on nonproliferation.

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Finnish Police Uncover Two More Suspects Linked to Terror Funding

A Finnish police probe into terrorist funding and recruitment has uncovered at least two more suspects, police said Tuesday, just over a month after making two arrests in raids in Helsinki.

"Police suspect at least two new people of funding terrorism in addition to the earlier two suspects," the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said in a statement.

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Nokia Launches its Cheapest Phones at $30-$35

Nokia on Thursday unveiled its two cheapest cellphones to date aimed at attracting users in the low end market as it fights increasing competition from Asian manufacturers.

The Nokia 100 and 101 — priced $30 (€20) and $35 (€25) respectively — will be available in the third and fourth quarters of the year.

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Experts Say Greek Bailout Could Stumble on Collateral Debate

A debate over which eurozone countries can demand collateral from Greece in exchange for loan guarantees threatens to derail the quick approval of Athens' second bailout program, experts warn.

"Finland has said right from the beginning that it would not back any loans without collateral, and if this arrangement is no longer acceptable to other nations, then it takes us back to square one," Teija Tiilikainen, head of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, told Agence France Presse.

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Nokia Launches New Symbian Smartphones

Nokia Corp. on Tuesday launched its first smartphones to run on the updated Symbian software with new icons, enhancements and a faster browser.

Nokia said the two models — the E6 and X7 — have longer battery life, better text input and new Ovi Maps applications with improved search and public transport routes.

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