Andreas Erhard owns three watchtowers originally erected along the Iron Curtain by the East German army. He also invested extra money in cleaning them up. He sees the towers as living history, and has opened them up to the public.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has advocated a combined EU military force, suggesting two major benefits: to improve the bloc's standing on the world stage, and to send a message to Moscow.
DW is shutting down its last relay station. Having transmitted from the Kigali hilltops for 50 years, it was spared neither Cold War tensions nor the ghastliness of recent Rwandan history. But it will be missed.
A Saudi-led coalition has continued to launch airstrikes against Yemen's Houthi rebels and allied forces for the second consecutive day. US President Barack Obama has also offered support in the "collective goal."
The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee has had its first major hearing about the authorization of military force. Secretary of State John Kerry asked for enhanced war powers at this "pivotal hour."