Tibet's exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama criticised Russia's President Vladimir Putin as "self-centred" in a German newspaper interview on Sunday, saying Putin seems to want to "rebuild the Berlin Wall".
Ukraine`s acting Defence Minister Mykhailo Koval headed to the separatist east of the country on Wednesday to check on the progress of his forces` push against pro-Kremlin insurgents, a top cabinet official said.
Work crews backed by about 250 police personnel removed parts of the Berlin Wall known as the East Side Gallery before dawn today to make way for an upscale building project, despite demands that the site be preserved.
Twenty years after it collapsed, a former Communist bureaucrat has admitted that he inadvertently brought down the Berlin Wall, after blurting out that travel restrictions on East Germans had been lifted.
Chancellor Angela Merkel and former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev crossed a former fortified border on Monday to cheers of "Gorby! Gorby!" as a throng of grateful Germans recalled the night 20 years ago that the Berlin Wall gave way to their desire for freedom and unity.