US embassies in Europe receive white powder

BERLIN - Authorities say that U.S. embassies in Germany and Romania received letters Tuesday containing a suspicious white powder.

Both embassies say the envelopes are being investigated by American and local authorities.

Police in Berlin say that initial tests indicate that the letter received at the embassy's facility on Clayallee, where many of the downtown embassy's consular services are housed, was not dangerous.

The embassy in Bucharest was closed briefly after receiving the letter.

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