The night the Berlin Wall fell, Angela Merkel joined thousands of East Germans who pushed west over the border crossing at the Bornholmer Bridge, helping sweep away almost half a century of Cold War division.
Billionaire investor George Soros and 100 supporters, including politicians, managers and economists, called for immediate measures to solve the European debt crisis, Handelsblatt reported, citing a letter to the heads of the 17-nation currency bloc.
Ernst Loosen’s family has made Riesling in the Mosel Valley for 200 years. The winemaker , who exports to 62 countries from Iceland to New Zealand, is enraged at plans for a giant road bridge across the river.
German Green Party co-leader Juergen Trittin is traveling to New York and Washington next week to meet with Obama administration officials as he burnishes his profile ahead of a possible run for the Chancellery in 2013.