International News Archive - May 18, 2009


The Chinese State Council, or Cabinet, estimates 3 million new jobs can be created in the next three years in the country's light industry.

Word of the Day
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.