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 person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.