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.
The administration of US President Barack Obama has announced a normalization of ties with Cuba, which has been blacklisted in the US since the Cold War. This comes after the release of a US citizen from a Havana prison.
A warning against war in Europe has been signed by 60 prominent German names. The appeal calls on Berlin to remember its peacekeeping responsibilities and also the media to report without prejudice.
The political heirs of East Germany's Communist party could soon control a state government for the first time since the Berlin Wall fell. The prospect of the Left party running Thuringia has reawakened old grievances.
In the Interview: Grzegorz Schetyna, Polish Foreign Minister.
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