International News Archive - April 29, 2009


In an attempt to crack down on digital piracy, lawmakers in France are set to deliberate Wednesday on an updated version of a controversial bill that would shut off Internet accounts of illegal downloaders.

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.