Five million foreign tourists are drawn to Berlin every year. While many young European visitors come for the Berlin nightlife, the average US tourist is 45 years old and eager to learn about Germany's history.
Press photographer Ludwig Binder documented the student protests and police deployments of 1968 in Berlin. Jim Rakete tagged along as an intern. Now, 50 years later, an exhibition showcases their work.
In 1832, European middle-class citizens – farmers, students, publicists and jurists – demanded more liberties at the Hambach Festival. Controversially, the populist AfD party claims to continue that tradition.
The new US ambassador to Germany defended planned US tariffs, but said the ball is in Brussels' court. Grenell already made headlines for his Tweet calling on German companies to "immediately" wind down business in Iran.
Even if it falls apart, a planned Russian-German gas pipeline has already succeeded in one Kremlin objective: sowing discord in the West. But some believe commercial concerns will win out and the pipeline will go ahead.
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