Fall of the Berlin Wall

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addresses the media during his visit to Bratislava, Slovakia, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Pompeo is in Slovakia on the second leg of a five-nation European tour that began in Hungary and will take him to Poland, Belgium and Iceland. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
February 12, 2019 - 3:03 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday invoked the 30th anniversary of the demise of communism to implore countries in Central and Eastern Europe to resist Chinese and Russian influence. Speaking on a five-nation tour of Europe, Pompeo said China and Russia pose twin...
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FILE - In this June 5, 1989 file photo, U.S. President George H.W. Bush holds a news conference at the White House in Washington where he condemned the Chinese crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Bush died at the age of 94 on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush. (AP Photo/Marcy Nighswander, File)
December 01, 2018 - 3:52 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the death of former President George H.W. Bush (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Queen Elizabeth II has expressed sadness at the death of Britain's "great friend and ally" George H.W. Bush. The British monarch said the former president was "a patriot, serving his country...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 1989 file photo two East German border guards patrolled atop of Berlin Wall with the illuminated Brandenburg Gate in background, in Berlin. An artist collective plan to rebuild the Berlin wall during an art project in Berlin in October. (AP Photo/Jockel Finck, file)
August 28, 2018 - 8:41 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German capital is getting its infamous Berlin Wall back — at least for four weeks. A group of artists said Tuesday they're planning to build a facsimile of the wall around a downtown Berlin block in mid-October. Visitors of the art installation need to buy "visas" online for 15...
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Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki, foreground left is welcomed by Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed upon his arrival at Addis Ababa International Airport, Ethiopia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. To dancing and cheers, Eritrea's longtime president arrived in Ethiopia for his first visit in 22 years on Saturday amid a dramatic diplomatic thaw between the once-bitter rivals. (AP Photo Mulugeta Ayene)
July 14, 2018 - 7:14 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — To dancing and cheers, Eritrea's longtime president arrived in Ethiopia for his first visit in 22 years on Saturday amid a dramatic diplomatic thaw between the once-bitter rivals. "This is a historic day for all of us," President Isaias Afwerki said. "Anyone who thinks...
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FILE - The Jan. 24, 2018 file photo shows an 80-meter (260 feet) piece of the Berlin wall in a forest in Berlin. The recently discovered remnant of the Berlin Wall from the heavily fortified border’s early days is being given protected status. Monday’s, Feb. 5, 2018 announcement by the city government’s culture ministry comes on the day when the wall has been open for as long as it divided the German capital: 28 years, 2 months and 26 days. (Maurizio Gambarini/dpa via AP)
February 05, 2018 - 7:26 am
BERLIN (AP) — A recently discovered remnant of the Berlin Wall from the heavily fortified border's early days is being given protected status. Monday's announcement by the city government's culture ministry comes on the day when the wall has been open for as long as it divided Berlin: 28 years, two...
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FILE- The Sept. 22, 1984 file photo shows then French President Francois Mitterrand and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl standing hand-in-hand as they listen to their respective national anthems during a French-German reconciliation ceremony outside the Doaumont cemetery near Verdun. Verdun was the bloodiest battlefield in World War I. (AP Photo, file)
June 16, 2017 - 2:01 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The latest on the death of former German chancellor Helmut Kohl, whose legacy includes putting a reunited Germany at the heart of Europe and helping create the continent's common currency, the euro. (all times local): 8 p.m. Martin Schulz, the Social Democratic Party's challenger to...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel watches at right as President Donald Trump shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron during a ceremony to unveil artifacts from the World Trade Center and Berlin Wall for the new NATO headquarters, Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Brussels. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 25, 2017 - 12:19 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — A U.S. president who wants to build walls is celebrating the collapse of one of the world's most iconic barriers: the Berlin Wall. Donald Trump looked on Thursday as German Chancellor Angela Merkel and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg unveiled two sections of the Berlin Wall...
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