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2009-08-03 15:25:00

Finnish President Tarja Halonen received a phone call on Monday from astronaut Timothy Kopra aboard the International Space Station. The conversation went on for 14 minutes on a video conference call that was broadcast live on NASA's website. Halonen tested the authenticity of Kopra's Finnish roots during the call by asking him if he missed sweating it out in the sauna while in space. "It would be a wonderful extension to have a sauna on board.... I miss sauna and I miss my family but it is...

2006-01-29 07:15:44

By Rex Merrifield HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's first woman president faced a tight race with her conservative challenger as voters cast ballots on Sunday in an election run-off. Opinion polls had given left-leaning President Tarja Halonen, who is seeking a second and final six-year term, a slim lead despite a swell of support for her opponent, moderate rightist Sauli Niinisto. The incumbent, backed by the Social Democratic Party and leftist and labor groups, has campaigned as "the...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.