Germans commemorated on Sunday the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, which on Nov. 9, 1989, ended a years-long divide between East and West Germany. Continue reading
Twenty five years ago Sunday, thousands of Berliners jumped on top of the Berlin Wall as a divisive era came to an end. Five years earlier, Kiddy Citny of West Berlin began to paint the wall with two of his friends, Theirry Noir and Christophe Bouchet. Continue reading
Ongoing violence in Ukraine over the past few weeks has added further stress to relations between the United States and Russia. What are the issues dividing the two countries? Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Russian Studies Professor Stephen Cohen about Russia’s stake in Ukrainian unrest. Continue reading
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks analyze the week’s top political news with Jeffrey Brown, including the failure of the farm bill, the progress of immigration reform in the Senate and its prospects in the House, plus President Barack Obama’s speech about nuclear arms in Berlin. Continue reading
President Barack Obama said the U.S. could reduce its stockpile of long-range nuclear weapons by up to a third, and called upon Russia to make similar cuts. Margaret Warner gets reactions to Mr. Obama’s call from former State and Defense Department official Eric Edelman and Joseph Cirincione of the Ploughshares Fund. Continue reading
Formed as a squat by artists seeking to save the building from demolition in the 1990s, the Tacheles Gallery in Berlin provides space for artists while remaining freely open to the public. The building, which is also a tourist attraction, is threatened by closure because the new owner wants to develop the site.