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International News Archive - April 09, 2009

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Japan's Liberal Democratic Party unveiled details of a sweeping $154.4 billion supplemental spending bill Thursday that aims to give the economy a boost.

Canada's unemployment rate hit 8 percent as the country lost 61,000 full-time jobs in March, the Statistics Canada agency reported Thursday.

Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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