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International News Archive - March 02, 2009

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A national survey of Canadian consumers indicates 72 percent of respondents said they believe the current recession will turn for the better in a year's time.

Signs of unrest are growing in Ukraine, as the economy edges closer collapse, various observers said. Protesters have camped out in Kiev, the nation's capital.

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'.