While the snow-covered Alps and green meadows that surround Vaduz create a bucolic ambiance, agriculture accounts for less than 2 percent of the economy.
Empty villages in Tuscany
In Tuscany's poorer areas, whole towns are becoming depopulated and thousands of acres of agricultural land falling into disuse. The trend is particularly severe in the hilly land surronding the Monte Amita.
“Judas is not just any donkey,” El Heraldo, a newspaper in Barranquilla, Colombia, reported last October, when public health officials barred him from entering the country because of sanitary rules governing the import of donkeys. “He was born and grew up in a beautiful and well-managed hacienda.
“Jon is a well-mannered and shy biochemist,” the newspaper continued in its description of Mr. Dunham, who did in fact earn his college degree, from Denison University, in biochemistry. “He was unsatisfied with living in the materialist realm, with the eternal anguish of getting the dollars for the gluttony of consumer society: laptop, new car, Chanel No. 5, cellphone, the latest release by Madonna or Shakira.”
Well, sort of.
"The crisis was an awakening for those who didn't know or were not familiar with plans or ideas to drop Gaza on Egypt's shoulder," said an Egyptian government official speaking on condition of anonymity because of the delicacy of the subject. Israeli officials have said that they would like Egypt to take over administration of Gaza.
The change, described by senior American and Pakistani officials who would not speak for attribution because of the classified nature of the program, allows American military commanders greater leeway to choose from what one official who took part in the debate called “a Chinese menu” of strike options.
Instead of having to confirm the identity of a suspected militant leader before attacking, this shift allowed American operators to strike convoys of vehicles that bear the characteristics of Qaeda or Taliban leaders on the run, for instance, so long as the risk of civilian casualties is judged to be low.
The new, looser rules of engagement may have their biggest impact at a secret Central Intelligence Agency base in Pakistan whose existence was described by American and Pakistani officials who had previously kept it secret to avoid embarrassing President Pervez Musharraf politically. Mr. Musharraf, whose party lost in this week’s election by margins that surprised American officials, has been accused by political rivals of being too close to the United States.
The base in Pakistan is home to a handful of Predators — unmanned aircraft that are controlled from the United States. Two Hellfire missiles from one of those Predators are believed to have killed a senior Qaeda commander, Abu Laith al-Libi, in northwest Pakistan last month, though a senior Pakistani official said his government had still not confirmed that Mr. Libi was among the dead. A C.I.A. spokesman declined on Thursday to comment on any operations in Pakistan.
Even so, a flurry of recent visits by senior officers of both countries, including one this month by General Ergun Saygun, deputy chief of the Turkish General Staff, seem to indicate a relatively high level of mutual cooperation.
The operation is "more than a random hunt," said Sedet Laciner, head of the International Strategic Research Institution, which is based in Ankara.
It is "based on advanced technology, international cooperation and fine targeting," he said. "It is much more sophisticated and professional than operations in the past."
Howard Wolfson, the communications director and a senior member of the advertising team, earned nearly $267,000 in January. His total, including the campaign's debt to him, tops $730,000.
"Fees and payments are in line with industry standards," Wolfson said. "Spending priorities have been consistent with overall strategic goals."
Whether or not any or all of the allegations against secretive Kremlin officials are fabricated or true is outweighed by the fact that they are coming to light at all, an indication that no one is deemed untouchable.
Russia is far more volatile than anyone now wants to believe. We do ourselves no favor by generously pretending that Russia is going to hold some type of "flawed" vote, when the real election will be determined by the scorecard of the clan wars.
Since the super rich do not pay their fair share of taxes, there is no need to agonize about cutting school programs or providing universal health care. Imagine a group of castaways sitting in a lifeboat. One is sitting on a closed box containing food, fresh water and a short wave radio, but says "It's mine," and will not open it. That is the situation in the U.S., with its lightly taxed super rich.
Dr. Richard von Fuchs, Sopron, Hungary
Big risks in a British tax plan for wealthy foreigners
Cut away at the rear to reveal a tattoo at the small of her back, the dress suggested a languorous night in the honeymoon suite.
Except that DaSilva, who will be married on Long Island in September, plans to wear it at the altar.
"Why not?" she asked. "I want to look back in 20 years and feel like I looked hot on my wedding day."
The court found the chief employee representative, Klaus Volkert, guilty of inciting fraud against VW, Europe's largest carmaker, after he was paid more than €2.5 million, or nearly $4 million at current exchange rates, in what the court said were improper bonuses.
SOMEBODY forgot to clue Daniel Boulud in to all of this recession talk. John Fraser and Ed Brown didn’t get the memo, either.
But Mr. Brown expressed optimism about Eighty One, into which more than $3 million has been poured.
“It’s not my feeling that we’re in a recession,” he said. “The rest of the country? Maybe. But we’re in our own country of New York.”
And in New York, he added, people and money — and people with money — are different. “Those who have it seem to always have it, and they’re going to go out to eat and maybe even spend more on dining,” he said.