International News Archive - March 11, 2009
A London prison built by convicts in the late 19th century has been listed as a historic building.
China said that its exports plunged in February, falling 25.7 percent as the global recession cut sharply into consumer spending.
Word of the Day
- an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
- In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]