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.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has told the General Assembly the UN must not revert to Cold War standoffs. Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov accused the US of wanting to interfere militarily "anywhere."
The strip of land that once divided east and west Germany is now a conservation area. The watchtowers and fences are gone, allowing hikers to follow the former border while enjoying the landscape.
Diverging views on global matters between the West and Russia in a new poll don’t signal the advent of a new Cold War, German Marshall Fund president Karen Donfried tells DW. But there is still cause for concern.
Four weeks after the end of the war between Hamas and Israel, talks between Palestinians and Israel are set to take place this week in Cairo. In Gaza, people are desperate to rebuild their homes and lives.
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