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Barrier constructed by the German Democratic Republic, enclosing West Berlin

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Berlin Wall: Barrier constructed by the German Democratic Republic, enclosing West Berlin
The Berlin Wall was a guarded concrete barrier that physically and ideologically divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. Construction of the Wall was commenced by the German Democratic Republic on 13 August 1961. The Wall cut off West Berlin from surrounding East Germany, including East Berlin. The barrier included guard towers placed along large concrete walls, accompanied by a wide area that contained anti-vehicle trenches, "fakir beds" and other defenses. The Eastern Bloc portrayed the Wall as protecting its population from fascist elements conspiring to prevent the "will of the people" in building a socialist state in East Germany.

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Beijing slams Pompeo for 'Cold War thinking' in Berlin speech

beijing slams pompeo for 'cold war thinking' in berlin speech
BEIJING: China on Monday accused Mike Pompeo of "outdated Cold War thinking" after the US Secretary of State warned against a Chinese threat to Western freedoms. Pompeo — who spoke in Germany on the..
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Americans contemplate Berlin Wall's fall, U.S.-German ties at 'Wunderbar Together'

For Michael Mucchetti, the fall of the Berlin Wall 30 years ago marked the start of a deeply personal relationship with Germany, and he is determined to ensure that broader U.S.-German ties survive..
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On Berlin Wall anniversary, Merkel urges Europe to defend freedom [Video]On Berlin Wall anniversary, Merkel urges Europe to defend freedom

German chancellor warns against divisions three decades after historic event that led to reunification.

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US immigration: Trump pledges to stop illegal entry [Video]US immigration: Trump pledges to stop illegal entry

It is 30 years since the Berlin Wall tumbled down but an even bigger barrier went up five years later.

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Germany marks 30 years since fall of Berlin Wall [Video]Germany marks 30 years since fall of Berlin Wall

Germany is marking 30 years since the Berlin Wall fell, a pivotal moment in the events that brought down Communism in eastern Europe. Leaders from Germany, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech..

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Merkel marks anniversary of Berlin Wall [Video]Merkel marks anniversary of Berlin Wall

Germany on Saturday marked the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall that separated East and West Germany. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Germany marks 30th anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall [Video]Germany marks 30th anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall

Germany on Saturday marked the 30th anniversary of the opening of the Berlin Wall, a pivotal moment in the events that brought down Communism in eastern Europe.View on euronews

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Berlin Wall commemorations: What are Europe's challenges today? [Video]Berlin Wall commemorations: What are Europe's challenges today?

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Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, how unified is Germany? [Video]Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, how unified is Germany?

Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, how unified is Germany?

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Berlin Wall commemorations: "It's a day for imagining what kind of future Germans want" [Video]Berlin Wall commemorations: "It's a day for imagining what kind of future Germans want"

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Berlin Wall commemorations: "Today's walls are to prevent people from getting in" [Video]Berlin Wall commemorations: "Today's walls are to prevent people from getting in"

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Berlin Wall commemorations: "I was really disappointed by Merkel's speech" [Video]Berlin Wall commemorations: "I was really disappointed by Merkel's speech"

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Berlin Wall commemorations: In the first half of 1989 "there wasn't a sense of imminent collapse" [Video]Berlin Wall commemorations: In the first half of 1989 "there wasn't a sense of imminent collapse"

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Berlin Wall commemorations: "1 in 4 Russian youngsters have never heard of the fall" [Video]Berlin Wall commemorations: "1 in 4 Russian youngsters have never heard of the fall"

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Berlin Wall commemorations: What does it mean for Germans [Video]Berlin Wall commemorations: What does it mean for Germans

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Berlin Wall 30 years on: Former diplomats recount memories of the day [Video]Berlin Wall 30 years on: Former diplomats recount memories of the day

On the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Foreign Office interviewed Sir Christopher Mallaby, former ambassador to West Germany, and Colin Munro, former deputy head of mission at the..

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Pompeo criticizes Russia and China but says NATO must change [Video]Pompeo criticizes Russia and China but says NATO must change

Russia slays political opponents and China's tactics would be "horrifyingly familiar" to former East Germans, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday, describing free nations as being in a..

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Berlin Wall, 30 years on: East German refugee shares his story with FRANCE24 [Video]Berlin Wall, 30 years on: East German refugee shares his story with FRANCE24

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Meet the man who tunnelled under the Berlin wall to help East Germans escape [Video]Meet the man who tunnelled under the Berlin wall to help East Germans escape

Meet the man who tunnelled under the Berlin wall to help East Germans escape

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Germany to mark 30 years since fall of Berlin Wall [Video]Germany to mark 30 years since fall of Berlin Wall

Its fall on November 9, 1989, reunited city's East and West, and helped bridge its ideological and political divides.

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Macron: NATO experiencing 'brain death' [Video]Macron: NATO experiencing 'brain death'

France's president warned fellow European countries on Thursday that NATO was dying, citing a lack of coordination and U.S. unpredictability under President Donald Trump. Zachary Goelman reports.

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Berlin Wall commemorations: 30 years on, East German designs make a comeback [Video]Berlin Wall commemorations: 30 years on, East German designs make a comeback

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Berlin Wall 30th anniversary: Remembering the last person killed trying to escape to the west [Video]Berlin Wall 30th anniversary: Remembering the last person killed trying to escape to the west

Berlin Wall 30th anniversary: Remembering the last person killed trying to escape to the west

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Here's the latest for Saturday, November 9th: Trump to release account of 2nd Ukraine phone call; Germany marks 30 years since Berlin Wall collapse;Former NSC Adviser John Bolton has a book deal;..
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PM Modi invokes anniversary of Berlin Wall fall & Kartarpur, says time to move on


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Germany marks 30 years since fall of Berlin Wall

Germany is marking 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. CBS News journalist Anna Noryskiewicz spoke with CBSN from Berlin about the Wall's lasting legacy.
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'The East German in Glasgow's East End' - Thom on the Berlin Wall, the Stasi and scoring at Ibrox

Razor wire, the Stasi, and scoring at Ibrox - the little-known story of Celtic hero Andreas Thom and the fall of the Berlin Wall.
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Fireworks at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate

The display marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
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Germany urges US to reject 'egoism' on anniversary of Berlin Wall's fall

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier urged the United States to be a “mutually respectful partner” and reject nationalism, in a clear salvo aimed at US leader Donald Trump as Germany on..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Go, Trabi, go: Germans re-enact fall of Berlin Wall with car parade

Marking the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and defying the scorn of vehicle snobs around the world, hundreds of Germans on Saturday marked the historic event with a parade of historic..
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Chocolate Berlin Wall broken on 30th anniversary

A French chocolate sculptor celebrated the 30th anniversary of the opening of the Berlin Wall by taking a hammer Saturday to a chocolate replica of the infamous barrier, distributing the sweet chunks..
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Berlin Wall anniversary: Merkel warns democracy is not 'self-evident'

She also warns democracy is not 'self-evident', on the 30th anniversary of the Berlin Wall's fall.
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PM Modi compares Ayodhya verdict to breaking down of Berlin Wall


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'Like the fall of Berlin Wall': PM Modi says Nov 9 historic day for India; hails Kartarpur corridor, Ayodhya verdict

Berlin wall that divided East and West Germany was demolished 30 years ago on November 9, 1989.
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Berlin marks the 30th anniversary of the joyous collapse of the Berlin Wall

German chancellor Angela Merkel, who grew up in East Germany, says history proves that barriers to freedom cannot stand.
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The treehouse that taunted the Berlin Wall

The “Baumhaus an der Mauer”, or the Treehouse on the Wall, was erected by a Turkish migrant worker in the 1980s along the Berlin Wall and continues to be an important memento, 30 years after..
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Ayodhya verdict coincides with 30th anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall


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Today in History for November 9th

Highlights of this day in history: Germans dance on top of Berlin Wall as communism crumbles in Eastern Europe; Nazis target Jews during 'Kristallnacht'; A massive blackout hits the Northeast; Poet..
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30 years after fall of Berlin Wall, expectation of unity has faded

Thirty years ago, the Berlin Wall, one of the most enduring symbols of the Cold War in Europe, came down piece by piece. That pivotal moment promised a more unified, democratic world, but decades..
CBS News - Published

Stories from East and West, 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall

On the 30th anniversary, FRANCE 24 was at the East Side Gallery: a 1.3-km stretch of the wall that was painted with evocative murals in the summer of 1990. It is one of the few remaining sections..
France 24 - Published

Fall of Berlin Wall remembered at Imjin Barracks, near Gloucester

Maj Laurence Roach says it is a "quirk of history" that the section of wall should be in the UK.
BBC News - Published

I was born as the Berlin Wall fell. 'Socialist' millennials should learn about the USSR.

Socialism didn't work in the Soviet Union. On the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, that's an important reminder to today's millennials.
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The fall of the Berlin wall, 30 years on

On November 9, 1989, surprised East Germans emerged through the first openings in the Berlin Wall, as its historic fall ushered in the end of the Eastern bloc and national reunification in Germany. On..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •CBS News

VOX POPULI: Berlin Wall came down 30 years ago, but world is still divided

vox populi: berlin wall came down 30 years ago, but world is still divided
Immediately after the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, critic Shuichi Kato wrote, “one thing crossed freely from West to East” even when the barrier blocked the traffic of people and anyone trying to..
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Longtime CBS News journalist Allen Pizzey reflects on the fall of the Berlin Wall

Longtime CBS News journalist Allen Pizzey joined "Red & Blue" to talk about covering the fall of the Berlin Wall 30 years ago.
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Berlin Wall: 'Germany was first re-united on the dancefloor'

Berliners recall how illegal raves helped reunite their city and country after the fall of the wall.
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'Cornerstones of cruelty': Recalling Berlin Wall, Pompeo warns of authoritarianism

When Mike Pompeo was posted to Europe as a U.S. soldier in the late 1980s, he patrolled the border that marked the "Iron Curtain" dividing East and West.
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A dozen striking photos show how the Berlin Wall actually fell in 1989

Saturday marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the barrier that divided West Berlin from East from 1961 to 1989.
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Dissident artists who raged against the Berlin Wall


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Anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall: From Cold War to new hybrid war?

A distinguished panel debates the legacy of the fall of the Berlin Wall. MEPs from the countries at the centre of the 1989 political earthquake get into lively exchanges on Russia, gas, and especially..
France 24 - Published

30 years after the Berlin Wall's collapse, Americans don't understand communism's dangers

There's a reason why after a great tragedy we are called to never forget. Humanity has a tendency to make the same mistakes over and over.
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11/7/19: Red and Blue

House releases transcript from Kent testimony; Bringing down the Berlin Wall: 30 years later.
CBS News - Published

Cold War escape tunnel opens under Berlin Wall

An escape tunnel underneath the Berlin Wall has been opened to the public for the first time amid celebrations of the 30-year anniversary of the opening of East Germany's border. (Nov. 7)  
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‘The Gates in the Wall Stand Open Wide.’ What Happened the Day the Berlin Wall Fell

‘the gates in the wall stand open wide.’ what happened the day the berlin wall fell
On June 12, 1987 — more than 25 years after the Berlin Wall first divided the city’s East and West — U.S. President Ronald Reagan gave a famous speech in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin,..
WorldNews - Published

CBS News Radio series recounts the fall of the Berlin Wall 30 years later

A new 5-part CBS News Radio series called "Tearing Down the Wall" recounts the moments leading up to and following the fall of the Berlin Wall nearly 30 years ago. CBS News Radio correspondent Budd..
CBS News - Published

The post-Wall, Cold War world of Hans Modrow, East Germany’s last leader

As Germany marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Hans Modrow, the last prime minister of East Germany, explains his vision and justifies his actions in an interview with FRANCE 24.
France 24 - Published

Thirty years after its fall, part of the Berlin Wall still stands

Far from the vibrant energy of central Berlin, in an overlooked wasteland strewn with weeds, a small part of the Berlin Wall still stands. Three decades after that notorious symbol of the Iron Curtain..
France 24 - Published

See the Berlin Wall and escape beneath it in new virtual reality show

A new YouTube show and virtual reality experience transports people to the streets of Berlin to relive the sudden construction of the hated wall in 1961 and its toppling 30 years ago this week.
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Germany bans American "soldiers" at historic Berlin Wall crossing

Actors who have long posed as GIs at Checkpoint Charlie will have to look for new jobs after tourists claimed they were harassed for refusing to pay for photos
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Shout louder, Ossis: Merkel's career advice to fellow East Germans

Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall triggered the events leading to German reunification, Chancellor Angela Merkel said her erstwhile countrymen were still too shy at pushing for career..
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Fall of Berlin Wall: How 1989 reshaped the modern world

The wave of revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe helped shape the continent for decades to come.
BBC News - Published

Visitors see the Berlin Wall in augmented reality

An augmented reality app is letting people see the Berlin Wall, 30 years after it was torn down. The app shows how the Berlin Wall changed over time, from a relatively low structure to the towering..
USATODAY.com - Published

Three decades on, Germans remember surprise fall of Berlin Wall

Sascha Moellering witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall at the Brandenburg Gate on Nov. 9, 1989. But it took about another 10 years for the border between the communist East and capitalist West to come..
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Poll reveals majority of eastern Europeans 'fearful for democracy'

poll reveals majority of eastern europeans 'fearful for democracy'
Survey across seven countries reveals widespread unease 30 years after fall of Berlin Wall Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, today’s eastern Europeans are fearful for the future of..
WorldNews - Published

Thirty years after it fell, Berlin Wall lives on in parks, squares and souvenirs

Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the imposing structure that divided the Communist East and the capitalist West lives on in public squares, parks and tourist souvenirs.
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Don't build Berlin-style wall between Russia and West - Gorbachev

Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader, has warned against building a new physical or invisible wall between Russia and the West, 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
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Wildfire aircraft brave gale-force winds to save California's Reagan library

Firefighting aircraft made attack after attack on a wildfire menacing California's Ronald Reagan presidential library on Wednesday, as flames encircled memorabilia including a former Air Force One..
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