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.
Ukraine is dependent on Russian gas - but not as much as it used to be. For years the US State Department has pushed the country toward energy independence. Congress aims to speed things up.
Europe has been acting unanimously when it comes to the crisis in Crimea. But DW's Bernd Riegert wonders if that will suffice to impress Russia or if giving in is the better way to go.
Cuba has agreed to start talks on normalizing ties with the EU, after decades of difference. Brussels insists that any thaw in relations - particularly in trade terms - will require Havana to give assurances on rights.
Republican Rep. Frank James Sensenbrenner is the leading voice in US Congress to push for strict NSA legislation and has authored the Freedom Act, which aims to end bulk data gathering.
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