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International News Archive - February 06, 2009

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The Kremlin paid $30,000 to have Bjorn Again, an ABBA tribute group, perform a private concert for Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, the group said.

Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.