Around the world, revellers have been bidding farewell to the Old Year and welcoming in 2013. From Australia, halfway round the world to Berlin and then some beyond, the message was the same: Happy New Year and all the best for 2013!
New York’s midnight celebration came as millions worldwide heralded the beginning of a new year including London, where fireworks included edible confetti, and Dubai, with their attempt at a record-breaking display.
Germany’s special ties with Russia give Berlin a crucial role in trying to solve the Crimea Crisis. But that doesn’t mean that Berlin alone can push Moscow to alter its stance, as some media reports insinuate.
For months, Moscow and Brussels have been wrestling for influence in Kyiv. But what do they want from Ukraine? Is there something to be gained economically - or is it just power politics?
After helping US whistleblower Edward Snowden attain asylum in Russia, British journalist Sarah Harrison has left Moscow. Harrison has taken refuge in Berlin, out of concern she could be detained in the UK.
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