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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
fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]