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International News Archive - October 08, 2011

Poll Finds Majority of Europeans Concerned Over Climate Change

A majority of Europeans believe that climate change is one of the world's biggest problems, and one-in-five feel that it is the most serious issue facing the planet today.

Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.