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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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