Angela Merkel inspires strong feelings depending on your political persuasion. She has repeatedly clashed with Donald Trump, but many other western leaders of a more centrist bent see her as a bastion of stability and internationalist values. Whatever your view of her, the conventional wisdom has been that this seemingly unsinkable leader—who has helmed Europe’s most powerful country since 2005—is here to stay. On Sunday night, however, a small centrist party threw German politics into disarray.
Charles Manson, the notorious cult leader who directed a series of brutal murders in the 1960s, has passed away aged 83. Authorities said that Manson died from “natural causes,” a stock phrase used often in the case of celebrity deaths. It may be a vague term, but it is generally not anything mysterious: It means that the person who died wasn’t killed by anyone or anything other than disease or another natural process, i.e. they weren’t murdered, didn’t overdose on drugs and didn’t commit suicide.
Monday in the U.K. marks the 70th wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. The pair, who married on November 20, 1947, first met when Elizabeth was 13, and she and her parents, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth took a trip Britain’s Royal Naval College, where Philip, then a cadet, escorted them.
@angrysigh When my grandad died we found his (pre-WW2) childhood encyclopedia. The chapter on "our European neighbours" was... pretty wild. Country by country the vilest stereotypes explaining just how inferior each was.
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Selecting a term
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