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Berlin airport opening delayed further

BERLIN (AP) — The opening of Berlin’s new (EURO)2.5-billion ($3.18-billion) airport must be further delayed until spring of next year, the capital’s mayor said Thursday, in a growing embarrassment for city officials. The airport’s planned June 3 opening was canceled at the last minute last week over unresolved fire safety …

Pertti Ahonen Reviews Edith Sheffer’s “Burned Bridge: How The East And West Germans Made The Iron Curtain” | The New Republic

 Burned Bridge: How the East and West Germans Made the Iron Curtain by Edith Sheffer Oxford University Press, 384 pp., $29.95 THE IRON CURTAIN between the two Germanys has received a fair share of public attention in recent years. The twentieth anniversary celebrations of the fall of the Berlin Wall constituted …

The 20-Year Miracle – Welded together from unequal parts, modern Germany has overcome historic challenges and matured into Europe's economic powerhouse.

There won’t be many birthday parties for Berlin this year. The city’s main thoroughfare, Unter den Linden, is still jammed with tourists, and the Prussian-era museums, destroyed by Allied bombs during World War II, have been restored to their former glory. The cafés and bars of Mitte, in what used …