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  • And while many of these sweets are made in convents and monasteries, they still carry irreverent names - like the pistachio buns called "chancellor's buttocks," tarts named "virgin's breasts" or the elaborate cake called "triumph of gluttony."

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  • The inflation-proofed bonds were withdrawn from sale in July 2010 because of excessive demand, but the government said the chancellor's decision at the 2011 budget to increase the net financing target by £2bn for NS&I has allowed NS&I to re-introduce the savings certificates.

    NS&I index-linked saving bonds back on sale

  • What was surprising about this case, though, was the chancellor's decision to dig in and defend the university's decision in the face of widespread ridicule in the media, the wrath of thousands of devoted Firefly fans, and the growing discontent of the university community many copies of Miller's second poster were reposted on campus in a show of solidarity.

    Greg Lukianoff: College Changes Course on Censorship of 'Firefly' Poster

  • Getty Images U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne The chancellor's comments come as pressure mounts for the government to abandon its plan to cut the police budget by 20%, around £2 billion, around $3.2 billion by 2015 as part of its £111 billion austerity drive.

    U.K. Committed to Police Budget Cuts Despite Riots

  • In early 1945, Marion Dönhoff, a countess long opposed to Hitler, jumped onto her horse and rode west, stopping off at the Bismarck estate at Varzin now Warcino, Poland: Old Otto would not be pleased to stay with the widow of the iron chancellor's youngest son.

    Eastern Reproaches

  • Nevertheless, the election was also seen as a test for Merkel's conservatives at the outset of a series of seven such votes this year, which are likely to crowd the German chancellor's agenda at a time when European Union struggles to cope with the fallout of its sovereign debt crisis.

    Germany: Merkel's party defeated in state election

  • Bones frantic fight for the chancellor's life is heart wrenching (I find Kelly at his best in this one).

    Revisiting Star Trek [Part 6 of 7]: The Films

  • The AAUP report observed: One such chancellor's initiative was published that same month, produced by Dr. Ruffner's office: LSU in the Eye of the Storm.

    Sandy Rosenthal: A Bad Week for the Army Corps of Engineers

  • And it would stop him from looking all 1970s-ideological if the chancellor's own official review subsequently showed that the tax didn't raise any money.

    Time to Drop the 50% Tax Rate

  • The unpopularity of euro-zone bailouts has contributed to a string of defeats for the center-right in German state elections in the past year, leading to growing dissent with the chancellor's coalition about the government's European policy.

    German Court Clears Bailout Plans


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