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
German Chancellor Angela Merkel took to the Berlin streets Sunday to promote peace and tolerance in the country. Continue reading
A Frankfurt court has temporarily banned ridesharing service Uber from being used in Germany. A spokesperson for the court said on Tuesday that Uber violates the country’s Passenger Transportation Act. The service is suspended nationwide until a full hearing can be arranged to evaluate the suit brought against it by Taxi Deutschland. Continue reading
The collision and shattering of world powers during World War I have laid the foundation for wars being waged today. For analysis of the war’s footprints, Jeffrey Brown is joined by Margaret MacMillan of University of Oxford, John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Jack Beatty, the author of “The Lost History of 1914: Reconsidering the Year the Great War Began.” Continue reading
Former enemies marked the centennial this week of the “Great War,” which pulled in world powers and killed 17 million soldiers and civilians across Europe and beyond. Jeffrey Brown reports on how the death and destruction of the world’s first fully industrialized war radically re-organized Europe and the Middle East, and altered the course of history. Continue reading
On August 4, 1914, Britain declared war on Germany, sparking a global conflict that killed more than 14 million people from 28 countries. To mark the anniversary, European royalty, political leaders and veterans’ families gathered to mark 100 years since the outbreak of World War I. James Mates of Independent Television News reports on some of the tributes. Continue reading
The White House says Obama held a joint call Monday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande (frahn-SWAH’ oh-LAWND’), British Prime Minister David Cameron and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.