International News Archive - December 27, 2011

China Satellite Navigation System Up-And-Running

According to the Xinhua news agency, China's satellite navigation system launched a positioning service on Tuesday.

Word of the Day
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.