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.
As "American Sniper" divides US society, Germany is befuddled, as always, by the unbridled patriotism of their North American friends. Here, the military isn't a source of pride, and combat deaths aren't talked about.
The Munich Security Conference this weekend could have become a defining moment - a historic turning point in resolving the Ukraine crisis. As once before, it became symbolic of division, says DW's Christian Trippe.
Renewed clashes in eastern Ukraine have led to at least five civilian deaths. Kyiv has accused Russia's military of direct involvement in the region. A meeting in Berlin will seek to calm tensions.
HRW says South Sudan's government forces, and the rebels they're fighting against, are still recruiting children to fight in the civil war - despite assurances to the contrary. The government has rejected the report.
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