RUMANIA: Blood for Blood

RUMANIA Blood for Blood

Behind the elegant veneer of Bucharest society, Rumanian politics are murderously tough. The assassination of King Carol II, for instance, was recently all set to take place at a swank turf classic, according to Bucharest police. Nabbed by detectives in time's nick, the nonchalant plotters were said to have been caught preparing hand grenades, boldly confessing, "We were going to toss them into the Royal Box while everyone was watching the big race of the day." Significantly, Lloyd's of London not long ago refused to write insurance on the life...

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