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International News Archive - January 23, 2009

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A 1.5 percent slide in Britain's gross domestic product in the fourth quarter confirmed the wide belief that the U.K. economy is in a recession.

Word of the Day
dwale
  • The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
  • A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
  • To mutter deliriously.
The word 'dwale' comes from an Old English word meaning 'error, doubt, delusion.'
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