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
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.