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International News Archive - June 30, 2009

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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.

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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
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.