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It is too easy to forget that the European Union is primarily a project of unification and a phenomenally successful peace project, Leader of Renew Europe Dacian Cioloş writes.
But wherever you build a wall, people will always try to get over – or under it, journalist Helena Merriman writes.
It’s been thirty years since the Berlin Wall was erected overnight in 1961. Its sudden existence split many families, physically & ideologically divided the city of Berlin and all of the country. Its complete demolition after decades was complete by November 1991.
Fears of a “new Hitler”, a toy London bus and buying bananas for the first time.
From Berlin to China, accelerated by new technology and communications, 1989 saw humans take decisive steps towards greater dignity against controlling systems and unfair distribution of opportunities
On Saturday January 20th I stood with a group of a few hundred Americans in front of the U.S. Embassy in Athens. It was thrilling to be a part of simultaneous marches across the world for women's rights. The gathering began at 4pm, and at 4:30 we were politely told to cross the street, our slot was up.
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The German Foreign Office has thanked David Bowie for "helping to bring down the Berlin Wall", referencing the late legendary
'Breakingwalls' ambassadors perform in CapeTown 2014 Courtesy of Fran Tarr "Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Tear down this
Vaclav Havel, who passed away three years ago, said famously, "truth and love must prevail over lies." That's not a bad way to remember him, the freedom fighters of the time, and the revolutions of 1989.
Winding back the clock just half a century, this seemingly inconceivable head-trip was a harrowing reality for East Berlin
Berlin celebrated a quarter century since the its wall came down with a huge concert, fireworks and light display at its
Berliners have marked the 25th anniversary of their city's reunification by remembering those who did not live to see it
Twenty-five years ago, on 9 November 1989, I was on shift at The World Tonight as a newly-arrived presenter. It was the night the Berlin Wall was breached and history was made. I don't need to try to remember what I felt that night because I kept a recording of the programme. So here's what I said at 10pm on the night the Cold War finally ended.
25 years ago today, the Berlin Wall - a physical construction dividing a nation between two ideologies - came down. Not by bomb, not by fiat, but by hundreds of activists, emboldened by global public opinion, physically dismantling it brick-by-brick in the face of the same guards who only months before would have shot to kill.
People walk through the open Alexandra Park gate for the first time in 2011 Last year, crowds of Protestants fought night
This 1980 file photo shows a woman looking at the Berlin Wall along the Spree River in central Berlin in 1980. In background
The Right Hon Michael Gove MP. Oh where does one start? Perhaps let us start with two words: Berlin Wall. Berlin Wall is the term that Mr Gove has just used to describe what it is that separates private and public education in the UK. And what a powerful term it is: so laden with symbolism, so inviting of destruction and also so instructive of his own detachment from reality.
While some might be concerned about it being a hipster's playground overrun with murky nightclubs, there is much to suggest the city is for anyone curious enough to explore its rich and expansive avenues. Just being in Berlin is an experience in itself.