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2009-05-14 07:30:00

On Wednesday, France announced that is was claiming the North Atlantic seabed surrounding the islands of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, and is requesting that Canada cooperate in finding a resolution to the dispute.A special UN commission was presented a preliminary request to extend French waters up to 350 nautical miles off the coast of the French archipelago on Friday, said the French foreign ministry."Our objective is to reach with Canada, which was given advance notice of our demarche, a...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'