International News Archive - June 30, 2009


China's state-set domestic gasoline prices went up 8.6 percent for a liter of gasoline and 9.6 percent for a liter of diesel effective Tuesday.


The Serious Fraud Office in Britain said it had frozen the assets of accused Texas billionaire Allen Stanford at the request of US authorities.

Word of the Day
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'