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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.


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'.