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International News Archive - June 20, 2012

WikiLeaks' Assange Seeks Asylum At Ecuador's London Embassy

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sought political asylum at Ecuador's embassy in London on Tuesday night, claiming he had been "abandoned" by his own government in Australia.

Word of the Day
bretelles
  • 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'.