Finland's Santa center goes bust as Russian visitors slide

Aug 21, 2015

Finland's Santa center goes bust as Russian visitors slide

Finland’s Santa Claus Office has been declared bankrupt over unpaid taxes after a sharp drop in visits from recession-hit Russians, once the center’s best customers. But Managing Director Jarmo Kariniemi said he believed the company, which employs around 20 people, could yet avoid closure ...

May 15, 2015

Japanese man gets 17 years in H.K. for drug smuggling

A Hong Kong court on Thursday sentenced a Japanese man to 17 years and four months in prison for trafficking illicit drugs, local media reported. Masaki Yamaguchi, 46, was arrested at Hong Kong International Airport in March 2013 while attempting to smuggle 5.79 kg ...