International News Archive - April 08, 2009


The Canadian government is putting up $185.3 million to back warranties of new Chrysler and General Motors vehicles in case the companies go bankrupt. Industry Minister Tony Clement announced in Ottawa the fund would back vehicles sold after Tuesday and last throughout the troubled companies' restructuring period, Sun Media reported. He said the new Canadian Warranty Commitment Program was a bid to bolster consumer confidence. It will help consumers know that when they ...

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.