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International News Archive - April 07, 2009

The global recession has turned a potential boom automobile market in Russia around, with rapid growth projected to yield to rapid market deterioration.

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Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso has called for a supplemental spending package of $99.73 billion to get the world's second largest economy back on track.

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The Polish Constitutional Court has ruled drunken bicyclists could be punished the same way as drunken motorists and not as intoxicated pedestrians.

Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.