Divisions rife as Germany marks 30 years since fall of Berlin Wall

World Nov 10, 2019

Divisions rife as Germany marks 30 years since fall of Berlin Wall

Germany on Saturday marked 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall that ushered in the end of communism and national reunification, as the Western alliance that helped secure those achievements is riddled with divisions. Two days before the date that brought epochal change, ...

Editorials Nov 10, 2014

Wall long gone but vacuum remains

The commemoration of the collapse of the Berlin Wall on Nov. 9, 1989, reminds us of the power of the elemental yearning for freedom as well as the failure of our leaders, in the quarter-century since, to build a world that better responds to ...

Activists rally to protect remains of hated Berlin Wall

World Apr 2, 2013

Activists rally to protect remains of hated Berlin Wall

The workers used the early morning darkness to obscure their secretive task: removing pieces of the longest-remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall. When the wall fell in 1989, Berlin's residents were eager to clear away the hated divider as quickly as they could. Now many ...