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Berlin bans snapshot ‘soldiers’ at Checkpoint Charlie

The classic souvenir photo with two "American soldiers" at Checkpoint Charlie, once the border crossing from West Berlin to the East, may be off tourist checklists for good. The people dressed in border guard uniforms charging visitors for snapshots have now been ordered by Berlin...

How Berlin Wall’s fall sparked joy and upended lives

by Yacine LE FORESTIER and Yannick PASQUET Three citizens of former East Germany recount how they experienced the fall of the Berlin Wall, from the joy of November 9, 1989 when the barriers opened, to the three decades of economic hardship and rebuilding that followed. Thomas...

Pentagon frees $3.6 bn for wall construction on Mexican border

The US Defense Department said Tuesday it was freeing up $3.6 billion in funds budgeted for other projects to build a wall on the Mexican border as ordered by President Donald Trump. Six weeks after being confirmed by Congress, Defense Secretary Mike Esper has signed...