Tag: Berlin Wall

Hundreds of thousands protest in Berlin against EU-US trade deal

The debate takes place as Washington, Canberra and 10 other nations sealed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) after more than five years of negotiations and a US official promised the closely-held text would soon be available for wider scrutiny.   “The lawyers are working right now to finalise the text and to prepare it for release. We hope to […]

Gorbachev Warns Of New Cold War

Speaking at an event to mark 25 years since the Berlin Wall fell, the eighth and final Soviet leader urged the West to rebuild its ties with Russia.   The 83-year-old said: “Bloodshed in Europe and the Middle East, against the backdrop of a breakdown in dialogue between major powers, is of enormous concern right […]

Yearning for freedom brought down Berlin Wall

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday an irrepressible yearning for freedom brought the Berlin Wall tumbling down 25 years ago and called it a “miracle” that the Cold War barrier was breached without a shot being fired. Speaking on the eve of Sunday’s celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of the Berlin Wall’s collapse, […]

Has Gorbachev Really Killed Communism?

Mikhail Gorbachev applauded while the Berlin Wall was torn down on November 9, 1989. The fall of the Wall signaled the end of the Cold War.  The European Revolution continued its sweep across Europe toppling communist regimes like dominoes. All the while, the leader of the communist world, Mikhail Gorbachev, looked on with approval! The news […]