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.
A FIFA presidential candidate has lashed out against the unequal distribution of wealth among the continent's clubs. He argued that European football was now more divided than it ever was during the Cold War.
US President Barack Obama has called on the West to remain united in its response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea, saying that "with time" Moscow will realize "that brute force" cannot win.
British school children visit the battlefields in Flanders, while the anniversary of the 1918 armistice is a national holiday in France. In Germany, however, World War I was all but forgotten. Until now.
Vladimir Putin felt humiliated by the West and frustrated by the outcome in Kyiv. Now, he wants to show the West he means business, says Eberhard Schneider of the EU-Russia Center in Brussels.
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