Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist Serge Schmemann recalls being assigned to Germany as a correspondent and thinking other places in the world were far more exciting. But that was before his plane trip with Kohl and Gorbachev.
A study has found that the number of refugees whose loved ones may join them in Germany is much lower than government estimates. The figures potentially remove an obstacle for Chancellor Angela Merkel in coalition talks.
They only know the Cold War from their parents' stories. They live between nostalgia and the search for their own identity. How does the generation born after Germany's reunification in 1990 view the Day of German Unity?
President Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned on the Day of German Unity that despite 27 years as a reunified nation, "other walls" have arisen to divide Germany. The public holiday follows on the heels of a testy election.
The Day of German Unity takes place as Germany struggles with internal problems in the wake of parliamentary elections. What's more, the country must also position itself internationally, writes DW's Ines Pohl.
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