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International News Archive - August 26, 2009

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China just edged past Germany as the world's largest exporter in the first half of this year, World Trade Organization figures showed.

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The Norwegian tabloid Verdens Gang said Wednesday that an electric car manufacturer based in Norway called Think might move its production to Finland as part of a restructuring plan.

Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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