International News Archive - May 12, 2009


Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin urged Japanese business leaders in Tokyo Tuesday to invest more in Russia's energy resource development.


European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet said there were definitive signs of improvement in the European economy.

Word of the Day
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin