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.
Retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro has seemingly lent his support to Cuba's talks with the US. In a letter read out on state television, the revolutionary icon said, however, that he does not "trust the US."
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.
Goma in eastern DR Congo normally evokes images of civil war and refugees. It is also where the region's first refuse collection service has been launched amid some skepticism.
Starvation, torture, murder: The horrors that millions of people experienced in the German concentration camps are indescribable. DW's Naomi Conrad met survivors who returned to Auschwitz 70 years after its liberation.
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