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2005-06-28 17:40:37

By Radu Marinas BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's parliament has cleared theway for former King Michael to receive 30 million euros ($36.37million) as compensation for a historic Carpathian castleseized by the communists six decades ago. Picturesque Peles castle has become a popular tourist sitesince opening to the public after the fall of communism in 1989but it is at the center of a dispute between rival branches ofthe royal family. On Tuesday, the lower parliament house approved...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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