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Peter Oliver

Great expectations: What tearing down Berlin Wall achieved - and what it didn’t
Today’s Berlin is full of distressing monuments to the human resilience and sacrifice experienced before the fall of the Wall. Twenty-five years on, RT takes a look at past and present divides – both real and imagined – and where they may take us next.

08.11.2014 14:50

‘Ostalgia’: Politics meets playfulness to put 2 sides to Berlin’s Wall legacy
Twenty-five years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, and people are nostalgic. But it's a specific condition manifesting itself in both, the city's creative flare, to calls for an even bigger wall.

06.11.2014 06:51

Nazi slogans & salutes: 29 German teens face probe over daily practice
A whole class in Germany is under investigation over a public display of Nazi symbols, salutes and phrases, which the students have allegedly been using daily. The scandal may end with a jail term for the teenagers if they are found guilty.

29.10.2014 13:51

#NoTTIP: Mass protests slam US-EU trade deal as 'corporate power grab'
Tens of thousands of people are flooding the streets of cities all over Europe on Saturday in mass rallies against a controversial trade agreement between the US and the EU.

11.10.2014 12:18

Power shifts to left after Sweden parliamentary election
A change of power is expected in Sweden after eight years of conservative rule, with the center-left opposition getting a lead over the governing center-right, just short of an absolute majority, according to partial official results.

14.09.2014 06:20

Canine collectible: Soviet cosmo-dogs’ spacesuit sold for $18,000 at auction
The authentic spacesuit worn by one of the pair of the world-famous, first-ever dogs in space, Belka and Strelka, was sold at an auction on Saturday. One lucky fan of Soviet space memorabilia was able to buy it for the ‘barking mad’ price of just €14,000.

13.09.2014 11:59

ISIS Fight Club: France is in while Germany not so willing
France may take part in the US bombing campaign in Iraq aimed at crippling the Islamic State militants if it is asked to do so. The US is now calling for an international coalition to defeat IS, but the UK and Germany are reluctant to join in the strikes.

11.09.2014 10:46

​EU to urge Latin America not to export food to Russia
The European Union is reported to be planning to dissuade Latin American countries from providing Russia with agricultural produce, saying it would be unfair and ‘difficult to justify.’

12.08.2014 06:30

Russia bans agricultural products from EU, USA, Australia, Norway, Canada
Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree on the full ban for imports of beef, pork, poultry meat, fish, cheese, milk, vegetables and fruit from Australia, Canada, the EU, the US and Norway.

07.08.2014 08:28

Indifference & vast expenditure at heart of EU apathy amid parliament vote
The remaining 20 of the EU’s 28 member countries go to the polls on Sunday to vote in the European elections. However, after years of economic crisis and rising unemployment, people have come to question the need for closer integration.

25.05.2014 10:13

Heil Tolerance! Nazi salute OK in Switzerland…if it's not political
A Nazi salute may – or may not – land you in jail in Switzerland. Apparently, you are safe if you manage to prove that it was intended as a personal statement and not a marker of political affiliation, the country’s highest court has ruled.

22.05.2014 09:23

'It’s a dead end': German FM joins chorus of discontent over Russia sanctions rhetoric
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has called for restraint in imposing new sanctions on Russia, as politicians, businesses and the general public in Germany grow ever more skeptical of putting more pressure on Moscow.

18.05.2014 08:06