French nuclear firm Areva is facing a 50% cost rise for its next-generation nuclear reactor being built in Finland. The planned date for the reactor to begin service has already been pushed back to 2011.
Four-time world champion Sebastien Loeb won the Finnish Rally for the first time in his career on Sunday. He is the first non-Finn since 2003 to triumph in Finland, home of his championship rivals Mikko Hirvonen and Jari-Matti Latvala.
France's Sebastien Loeb, driving his Citroën C4, held his lead over Finland's Mikko Hirvonen (Ford) on Saturday. He now has to defend a 18-second lead on Sunday to become the first non-Finn to win the Rally of Finland since 2003.
French defending champion Sebastien Loeb, who has never won the Rally of Finland, clocked the fastest times in 10 out of 11 special stages on Friday but ended the day with a narrow 14-second lead over Mikko Hirvonen.
French defending champion Sebastien Loeb has taken the lead in the Rally of Finland after winning Thursday's opening super special stage against Mikko Hirvonen. Over the course of his career, Loeb has never won the Scandinavian race.
The French telecommunications group announced a takeover offer worth 31 billion euros for its Swedish-Finnish counterpart, TeliaSonera, Thursday. The board rejected it, arguing that the amount offered was too low.