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International News Archive - December 24, 2011

VW Ceases After-Hours Communications With Some Employees

Officials at the largest automotive manufacturer in Europe have agreed to keep its Blackberry servers from sending emails to some employees when they are off the clock.

Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.