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Photo essay: Berlin is made for art lovers Special

Berlin - Berlin is an artistic paradise. From the unique architecture of Daniel Libeskind's Jewish Museum to the outdoor East Side Gallery, Berlin showcases memorable art you won't see anywhere else.

Op-Ed: Close encounters of the Cold War kind

Moscow - NATO has confirmed Russian tanks have crossed into the eastern Ukraine as Moscow declares it is sending its bombers to Western borders as it did during the Cold War.

Op-Ed: Good news, bad news for unemployed hacks

Stalingrad - A job market lean as buffalo burgers is expanding, if you don’t mind getting paid in Russian money. Foreign currency is in short supply. And also there is the propaganda thing.

Op-Ed: Putin replaces ISIS and Ebola as public enemy No. 1

Moscow - Even as there were growing signs of peace in the Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin is on the war path as far afield as the Bering Straits and Sweden/Finland.

Op-Ed: NATO will not allow another Crimea stealth caper

Moscow - NATO is warning Russian President Vladimir Putin that his “hybrid war” strategy has become transparent, and will result in intervention if he seeks to pull off another Crimean caper.

Op-Ed: Putin declares war on the Ukraine and McDonalds

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin is making the same grave mistake his Soviet predecessors did. He is using the country’s oil exports to finance his bid to restore his country to greatness it never had.

Op-Ed: Putin launches food fight in Ukraine

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin brings to mind a drunken college fraternity, always ready for the next road trip to get revenge. It seemed like what the world should expect from a shirtless tiger.

Op-Ed: Putin shows his true colors — the hammer and sickle

Moscow - Russian leader Vladimir Putin, who thinks the fall of communism was the worst event of the 20th century, couldn't wait for the Sochi games to end so the real war in Ukraine could begin.

Actor David Hasselhoff stands with protesters at Berlin wall

Berlin - On Sunday, American actor David Hasselhoff joined thousands of protesters at the Berlin wall against plans to remove a section of wall to build a luxury apartment block.

Berlin Wall to be demolished for luxury flats

Around €2.5 million was spent restoring the East Side Gallery, a popular tourist attraction that spans 1.3 kilometres of the Berlin Wall. Part of the iconic structure is now to be torn down to make way for luxury flats.

The DDR Museum: How people lived in the former East Berlin Special

Berlin - The DDR Museum of Berlin, located opposite the Berlin Cathedral, is the last place in the world where visitors can find the GDR brands and see how East Germans lived during the former GDR dictatorship.

Inside Berlin's Topography of Terror museum Special

Berlin - The Topographie des Terrors is an outdoor museum in the capital city of Germany. On the same site, from 1933 to 1945, the headquarters of the Gestapo and the SS were located there.

Poll: One in Eight Germans Wants Wall Rebuilt

As world leaders past and present gather in Germany to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, a poll has revealed that one in eight Germans regret the day that their country was reunified.

The Berlin Twitter Wall

As we are about 20th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, we can now share our thoughts on that historic event and post a wish for the future on the virtual Berlin Wall.

U2 at the Brandenburg Gate

Tomorrow, on the 5th of November, famous Irish rock band will be playing for free in Berlin. U2 gig is announced as a powerful prelude to the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Survey finds 15 percent of Germans want Berlin Wall back

Survey finds that one in seven Germans are "pining for the Wall." Fifteen percent of Germans, according to the opinion poll, think they were "better off" prior to unification of the east and west.

Berlin Wall Museum Releases Latest Figures Of Those Killed

The Berlin Wall Museum has released its latest research figures, which for the first time include those of guards who committed suicide. The release coincides with the 48th year since the wall was built.

Woman married to Berlin Wall for decades

A woman claims she has been married to the Berlin Wall for the last 29 years and has “Berliner-Mauer“ (Berlin Wall) as her surname to reflect their odd marriage.

Berlin Wall - Cold War Symbol Which Sealed Division Of Germany

BERLIN (dpa) - The Berlin Wall, a grim Cold War symbol which sealed the post-war division of Germany and Europe, was built 40 years ago in a secret overnight operation which shocked and outraged the world. From its construction on August 13, 1961, u...
 

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David Hasselhoff joins protesters at the Berlin Wall in Germany.
David Hasselhoff joins protesters at the Berlin Wall in Germany.
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A piece of art at the Eastside Gallery  a 1.3 km long section of the Berlin Wall located near the ce...
A piece of art at the Eastside Gallery, a 1.3 km long section of the Berlin Wall located near the centre of Berlin on Mühlenstraße in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

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