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International News Archive - February 08, 2009

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The Royal Bank of Scotland wants to pay close to $1.5 billion in bonuses to its staff, just months after being rescued by a taxpayer bailout, sources say.

Word of the Day
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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