International News Archive - June 24, 2009


China will do away with export taxes on wheat, rice and soybean starting July 1 to spur exports, the Finance Ministry said.

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.