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International News Archive - May 12, 2009

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

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

Word of the Day
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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