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International News Archive - March 23, 2009

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South Korea's Presidential Council on Future and Vision said an initiative called the Human New Deal is aimed at supporting the country's middle class.

Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.