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Edgy Berlin artist colony hangs on to irreverent streak

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Edgy Berlin artist colony hangs on to irreverent streak

One of the world's most famous art collectives fears going from avant-garde to art history. Born in the frenzy that followed the fall of the Berlin Wall, the artists' compound known as "Tacheles" is among Berlin's most popular -- albeit unusual -- tourist attractions. As Deutsche Welle reports, 20 years of life on the cutting edge may soon come to an end.

Posted: February 15, 2010 13:05   Comments: 1
Week in Review: 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall

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Week in Review: 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall

Garrick Utley, the president of the Levin Institute of the State University of New York, and Rana Foroohar, senior editor of Newsweek’s international edition, join Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and its lasting geopolitical implications. They discuss the history of Berlin and and analyze current U.S. - German relations.

Posted: November 13, 2009 17:07   Comments: 5
Marking the fall of the Wall with music and symbolism

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Marking the fall of the Wall with music and symbolism

Worldfocus contributor Samuel Loewenberg describes the scene at the celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, which was marked by music, pageantry and exuberant crowds.

Posted: November 10, 2009 14:38   Comments: 1
Full Show: November 9, 2009

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Full Show: November 9, 2009

Watch the full show from Monday, November 9: Worldfocus special -- "One Night That Shook the World." Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, you'll hear how that remarkable day unfolded. Meet the unheralded German border guard who issued the critical order to let the East Germans out.

Posted: November 9, 2009 18:29   Comments: 3
Both sides remember the day the Berlin Wall fell down

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Both sides remember the day the Berlin Wall fell down

As a reporter, Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff hitch-hiked overnight to Berlin to cover the story. Daniel Fried was working at the Polish desk at the U.S. State Department when the wall came down. Sergey Shestakov was the chief of staff for the Soviet ambassador to the United Nations.

Posted: November 9, 2009 18:25   Comments: 2
Berliners reminisce about the collapse of the wall

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Berliners reminisce about the collapse of the wall

Twenty years later, the residents of Berlin celebrate the historic day that marked the beginning of the end of Communism. Virtually all Berliners remember where they were and what they were doing the day that the wall fell. Mike Kraus, a freelance video journalist, reports from Berlin.

Posted: November 9, 2009 12:54   Comments: 1
The view from abroad on the end of the Berlin Wall

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The view from abroad on the end of the Berlin Wall

Read how the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall played out in some parts of the blogosphere today. Worldfocus producer Ivette Feliciano translates Cuban and Venezuelan bloggers, and Worldfocus contributing blogger Vadim Nikitn writes about why the Global South feels nostalgic for the former Soviet Union.

Posted: November 9, 2009 12:01   Comments: 0
Today: Salvador mudslides, the Berlin Wall and eco-buses

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Today: Salvador mudslides, the Berlin Wall and eco-buses

Top stories from around the world as compiled by the Worldfocus newsroom. Today: Chinese and Korean reactions to the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall; deadly mudslides in El Salvador; and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir stays home.

Posted: November 9, 2009 10:39   Comments: 0
After the Fall: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Ukraine

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After the Fall: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Ukraine

Nearly two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Worldfocus travels to four countries to examine the progress and pains of post-Soviet life.

Posted: November 13, 2008 18:01   Comments: 2
Soviet style hampers a democratic Ukraine

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Soviet style hampers a democratic Ukraine

Political progress has come slowly in Ukraine, where new businesses are finding it difficult to escape the Soviet ways.

Posted: November 13, 2008 15:45   Comments: 1
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