For many East Germans, the Bulgarian border held false hope as safe passage to the West. Rumors and inaccurate maps contributed to grave misconceptions about a potential escape route. Those willing to risk the journey often met a tragic end.
Local populations in the Baltic states have seen armies come and go over the decades. As NATO forces gather in the region for military exercises, this time feels different. DW's Teri Schultz reports from Lithuania.
The German chancellor did not mince words after the G7 fiasco, saying 'the times when we could fully rely on others are somewhat over.' Is the transatlantic relationship over? Dagmar Engel takes a closer look.
Vice President Pence's visit to Estonia, Georgia and Montenegro is a new bid to try to calm the nerves of America’s European allies. In an ironic twist, the White House has hinted at the real reason for the trip.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived in Russia on a visit aimed to rebuild ties. Erdogan is seeking to overcome a long history of dispute with Moscow and forge new alliances after the July 15 coup attempt.
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