International News Archive - December 22, 2008


Unionized Canadian autoworkers could face pay cuts of as much as $25 per hour, and the Canadian Auto Workers union says it appears there's little to negotiate.

Word of the Day
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.