On August 13th, Germans mark the anniversary of the building of the Berlin Wall and reflect on how people crossed the border between the two Germanys. In 1979 two families from the communist east escaped to the west in a home-made hot air balloon.
Former East German official Günter Schabowski, who accidentally announced the opening of the Berlin Wall in 1989, has died. He said the wall was open hours ahead of the official release and caused a political storm.
Promoted as "the most valuable Banksy collection," the new Berlin exhibition featuring works by the elusive street artist can leave fans with a bitterly ironic aftertaste.
Ukrainian officials have organized several events to mark the anniversary of the Babyn Yar massacres. Seventy-five years ago, Nazi forces rounded up and shot around 34,000 Jewish residents of Kyiv. David Stern reports.
Berlin's top economic advisers have recommended suspending the country's minimum wage requirement to make refugees more attractive to employers. Easing access to the job market will help them integrate quicker, they say.
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