Recent News Headlines : West Germany

SOME LEADERS LOVE BORDER WALLS, BUT DO THEY WORK?


East Berlin 'cut off from the world' The Berlin Wall wasn't built to collect taxes or to stop invaders, but to keep people in... READ MORE

17th May, 2017 304

WERNER STILLER, EAST GERMAN SPY AND DEFECTOR, DIES AT 69


The defection roiled the spy agency 17 of its agents were convicted in the West and at least 15 were called back to East Germany... READ MORE

4th April, 2017 254

GERMANY TO ANNUL POST-SECOND WORLD WAR HOMOSEXUALITY CONVICTIONS FOR THOUSANDS


The legislation was introduced in the 19th century, toughened under Nazi rule and retained in that form by West Germany, which convicted some 50,000 men between 1949 and 1969... READ MORE

22nd March, 2017 140

Trending News Headlines : West Germany

GERMANY REUNIFIED 26 YEARS AGO, BUT SOME DIVISIONS ARE STILL STRONG


Eastern Germany has taken in far fewer refugees than western Germany... READ MORE

4th October, 2016 18433

2012: HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR ELIE WIESEL ON SYRIA


Elie Wiesel dead at 87 survived Holocaust, won Nobel... READ MORE

4th July, 2016 6301

EUROPE WILL FIND WAY TO KEEP BRITAIN IN EU SAYS GERMAN MINISTER


West Berlin chauvinism, lording it over the humiliated East, hastened the destruction of many East Germany landmarks that, also unpredictably, are now prized as architecturally significant and historically irreplaceable... READ MORE

19th November, 2014 2786

BERLIN MARKET ATTACK MARS SQUARE WHERE THREE ERAS COEXIST


My friend Uli Kempendorff, who grew up in East Berlin, emailed me on Monday night... READ MORE

20th December, 2016 2476

NINE SURPRISING FACTS ABOUT THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL


An East Berlin policeman adds bricks to heighten the Berlin Wall to 15 feet Oct... READ MORE

9th November, 2014 1991

HELMUT SCHMIDT ASSERTIVE WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR DIES AT 96


For decades, Mr. Schmidt was one of West Germany's most popular politicians... READ MORE

10th November, 2015 1909

THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL


The fall of the berlin wall what it meant to be there... READ MORE

6th November, 2014 1128

MISSING WOMAN FOUND 30 YEARS AFTER MAN CONFESSED TO HER MURDER


Ms Pazsitka said she spent the last 11 years in Dusseldorf, previously living in several other cities in west Germany, according to police... READ MORE

26th September, 2015 1068

EUROPE WILL FIND WAY TO KEEP BRITAIN IN EU SAYS GERMAN MINISTER


West Berlin chauvinism, lording it over the humiliated East, hastened the destruction of many East Germany landmarks that, also unpredictably, are now prized as architecturally significant and historically irreplaceable... READ MORE

19th November, 2014 849

THE SPIES WHO LOVED ME: MY DAD, THE STASI AGENT


He was locked away for three years after 10 informants betrayed him to the Stasi, East Germany's feared secret service... READ MORE

11th July, 2015 635

FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL: THE GUARD WHO OPENED THE GATE - AND MADE HISTORY


Mr J ger, now 71, is renowned in Germany for being the man who opened the Berlin Wall ... READ MORE

9th November, 2014 608

FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL: GOOGLE COMMEMORATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY WITH VIDEO DOODLE


The Berlin Wall was East Germany's way of keeping East Germans from fleeing into the West... READ MORE

9th November, 2014 549

GNTER SCHABOWSKI WHOSE GAFFE HELPED BURST THE BERLIN WALL DIES AT 86


Within hours, thousands of East Germans were thronging the checkpoints to West Berlin, demanding to be allowed to cross... READ MORE

3rd November, 2015 537

CLASHES BETWEEN GERMANS AND REFUGEES SPARK NEW TENSIONS. THIS IS WHAT ISIS ENVISIONED.


Wednesday's clashes were only the latest signs of rising tensions between refugees and locals in Germany... READ MORE

15th September, 2016 448

NO BAILOUT CAN SAVE GREECE FROM ITSELF


Fuest's logic is simple Emergency loans to Greece are not really loans... READ MORE

17th July, 2015 424

EGYPT S GLOBAL TELECOM TO SELL DJEZZY MAJORITY STAKE FOR 2.6 BILLION


An unsparing 1985 address to the Bonn Parliament on the 40th anniversary of Germany's surrender in World War II earned him respect abroad... READ MORE

1st February, 2015 361

GERMANS HAVE BEEN REFUGEES BEFORE - THEY SEE THEMSELVES IN THESE SYRIANS


It opened the border to Austria and let them through on their way to West Germany... READ MORE

4th September, 2015 341

HELMUT SCHMIDT DIES; WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR WAS TRANSFORMATIVE LEADER


Mr. Schmidt and West Germany in the mid-'70s were strongly pro-American... READ MORE

11th November, 2015 289

STASI VICTIMS STILL IN TRAUMA AS GERMANY CHEERS 25 YEARS SINCE WALL FELL


2 billion euros on rehabilitation payments, according to a 2013 government report examining the progress made in redressing East Germany's wrongs... READ MORE

8th November, 2014 280

CZECH REPUBLIC TO HAND OVER 900 ACRES OF TERRITORY TO POLAND IN BORDER DISPUTE


When the war was over the German population had left and Poland expanded westwards, meaning that a new border needed to be settled... READ MORE

6th March, 2015 273

EGON BAHR WHO LAID GROUNDWORK FOR GERMAN REUNIFICATION DIES AT 93


Two years later, in a controversial speech, Mr. Bahr articulated his concept of change through contact in dealing with East Germany and the Soviet Union... READ MORE

21st August, 2015 245

WEST BERLIN RECALLS 'ISLAND' OF FREEDOM THAT VANISHED WITH WALL


I don't like Ossies and can't stand being around them, said west Berlin native Monika Bruecker... READ MORE

9th November, 2014 179

GUENTER SCHABOWSKI, E. GERMAN WHO ANNOUNCED BERLIN WALL OPENING, DIES


Guenter Schabowski, who announced the opening of the Berlin Wall, in 1989... READ MORE

2nd November, 2015 170

FRENCH PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFUL'S POLICY BOOKLET FEATURES COLD WAR-ERA MAP OF DIVIDED GERMANY


In what has proven to be an embarrassing design gaffe, a map of Europe displaying a fragmented Germany was included in policy literature for Francois Fillon... READ MORE

24th November, 2016 154

HELMUT KOHL CHIDES ANGELA MERKEL AND MIKHAIL GORBACHEV IN NEW BOOK


An earlier version said in reference to Angela Merkel, whom Kohl promoted but turned against after an expenses scandal in 1999 ... READ MORE

6th October, 2014 152

'ANOTHER WALL FALLS': EUROPE HAILS U.S.-CUBA BREAKTHROUGH


Human rights remain at the heart of EU policy towards Cuba, said Mogherini, a former Italian foreign minister... READ MORE

18th December, 2014 152

FOOTAGE SHOWS MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC CELEBRATING THE FIRST STAGES OF THE DEMOLITION OF THE BERLIN WALL ONE OF THE MOST RECOGNISED EVENTS OF THE COLD WAR


It was in May 1949 that the republics of Germany were founded... READ MORE

8th November, 2014 134

25 YEARS SINCE THE END OF THE BERLIN WALL


An East Berlin citizen embraces a West Berlin woman after the fall of the wall... READ MORE

7th November, 2014 84

SCHABOWSKI, MAN WHO ACCIDENTALLY SPILLED NEWS OF BERLIN WALL OPENING, DIES


Guenther Schabowski, the former senior East German Communist Party official who accidentally announced the opening of the Berlin Wall, has died at the age... READ MORE

1st November, 2015 37

GERMANYS MERKEL WILL SEEK A FOURTH TERM, FACE POPULIST TIDE


Chancellor Angela Merkel was repeatedly named The Worlds Most Powerful Woman by Forbes... READ MORE

20th November, 2016 36


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