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Finland records lowest ever birth rate in 2023

Helsinki, May 24 (UNI) The birth rate in Finland declined in 2023 to the lowest level since records began almost 250 years ago, announced the country's statistics agency on Friday.
A total of 43,383 babies were born in Finland last year, representing a fertility rate of 1.26 children per woman, according to Statistics Finland.
"Regional analysis of birth rates interestingly shows (...) the bigger the municipality, the lower the birth rate," said Juhana Nordberg from Statistics Finland on Friday.
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Palestinian death toll in Gaza rises to 37,232

13 Jun 2024 | 7:29 PM

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EU countries ask Borrell to restrict movement of Russian diplomats

13 Jun 2024 | 6:07 PM

Brussels, June 13 (UNI) Foreign ministers of a number of European countries have asked EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell to limit the freedom of movement of Russian diplomats in the European Union as part of a future package of sanctions against Moscow "to narrow operational space for Russian agents," Politico reported on Thursday, citing the ministers' letter.

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42 Indians among 49 dead in Kuwait building blaze; MoS KV Singh visits injured in hospital

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3 youths killed after being hit by highway Bihar

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