International News Archive - January 23, 2009
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
- 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.'