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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
gubbings
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'