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2008-10-10 06:00:22

By Liza Foreman Finding a commercial or cultural use for quirky properties abandoned after reunification has long been a feature of the German capital. Think of the East German post office, in use as a museum, or the Wertheim department store, which became the techno club Tresor. Now, two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, adventurous residents have been following suit, creating unusual residences from some of the city's most mundane buildings. One of the most recent additions...

2006-01-14 20:07:49

By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - When he appears in court again this month, Saddam Hussein may get a glimpse of the place where he once must have fancied he would be safe from a hostile world. Like its former master, brought low by Iraqis who betrayed him to U.S. troops as he hid below ground, Saddam's nuclear bunker, a short step from the courthouse, is in a sorry state -- wrecked not by the American bombs that destroyed the palace above it but by local looters who swarmed...

2005-07-01 05:12:45

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democrats on Friday failed tostop the Energy Department from studying the feasibility of a"bunker buster" nuclear bomb the Bush administration isconsidering. By a vote of 53-43, the Senate refused to delete $4 millionin funds to study the experimental weapon that would penetratethe earth and explode to demolish buried enemy targets. The funds were included in a bill that would fund EnergyDepartment activities in the fiscal year starting on...

2005-07-01 13:23:03

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democrats on Friday failed tostop the Energy Department from studying the feasibility of a"bunker buster" nuclear bomb the Bush administration isconsidering. By a vote of 53-43, the Senate refused to delete $4 millionin funds to study the experimental weapon that would penetratethe earth and explode to demolish buried enemy targets. The funds were included in a bill that would fund EnergyDepartment activities in the fiscal year starting on...


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  • To talk saucily.
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