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.
A 'hit list' containing the names of US government personnel has been posted on a social networking channel for sympathizers of IS. It seems that a tit-for-tat cyber war with the FBI is intensifying.
Costa Rica has stopped over 1,000 Cubans from entering the country as renewed US-Cuba diplomatic ties spark a wave of migration. As relations thaw, many Cubans fear their virtual free pass into the US could soon end.
Russian warplanes have made several "aggressive" passes near a US guided missile destroyer, according to US military sources. The jets carried no visible weapons but failed to respond when hailed, officials say.
Thousands have demonstrated against war and for a more welcoming refugee policy in 60 marches and vigils across Germany. The rallies were first held during the Cold War to protest the buildup of atomic weapons.
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