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German police disarmed a potentially harmful package from Greece at German Chancellor Angela Merkel's office Tuesday, hours after similar small mail bombs exploded outside the Russian and Swiss embassies in Athens in attacks blamed on Greek far-left extremists.
Britain's debt-shredding austerity measures will slash housing benefit payments used to subsidize rents for the lower-paid, threatening to price tens of thousands of poorer families out of their homes and force them toward the fringes of the country's capital — an exodus that could permanently erode London's famed ethnic, economic and cultural mix.
The life span of the celebrated portrait painter Philip de Laszlo, who was born Fulop Laub in Budapest in 1869 and died in London in 1937, coincided with the final flowering of the last great royal and imperial courts of Europe. Despite a humble background as the son of a Jewish tailor, de Laszlo's formidable artistic talent, his drive to succeed and an equally strong ability to reinvent himself all combined to get him ennobled by Austro-Hungarian Emperor Franz Josef.
Britain will lose thousands of troops, reduce its ability to fight complex missions such as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and delay a program to upgrade its nuclear defenses, Prime Minister David Cameron announced Tuesday.
American liberals are big fans of the European welfare state. They point to European models of national health care, rich pensions and generous unemployment benefits as worthy of emulation in the United States. Europeans may not make as much money as Americans, the liberals say, but they have created a more humane way of life.
U.S. and U.K. military officials have started what's promised as a thorough investigation into the death of a kidnapped British aid worker who may have been killed in error by U.S. special forces rather than, as originally stated, by her Taliban captors.