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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
gawf
  • In costermongers' slang, a cheap red-skinned apple, which is rubbed hard with a cloth to give it the appearance and feeling of an apple of superior quality.
The origin of the word 'gawf' is obscure, but may come from the phrase 'go for more'.