The CIA and National Archives are releasing declassified documents Thursday that provide new insights into the Berlin crisis of 1961, when the Soviet Union and United States faced off over access to West Berlin and the building of the Cold War's most infamous symbol.
Prescience has been the hallmark of Georgie Anne Geyer's writing over the course of nearly 50 years as a foreign correspondent, syndicated columnist and author of 10 books. In "Predicting the Unthinkable," she has assembled her columns to show how the world keeps changing and that it will not soon run out of human folly.
Facing discontent within his German flock, Pope Benedict XVI met with victims of clerical sex abuse as he called for Roman Catholics in the former communist East to rediscover their faith.
The Berlin Wall's construction 50 years ago must be a constant reminder to citizens today to stand up for freedom and democracy, the city's mayor said Saturday as a united Germany commemorated the bitter anniversary.
We're all children of our histories. Some of us become victims, others reactors and rebels. Some of us just keep putting one foot in front of the other. Commemorations, celebrations and memorials become important, documenting what is, what was and what might have been.
With President Kennedy permanently glorified for history by a battalion of hagiographers (Arthur M. (Schlesinger Jr., Theodore C. Sorensen and uncountable other droolers) debunkers of his mythology face a serious public-opinion obstacle.
This is a town taken over by neo-Nazis. Wooden signposts by the main road point to Vienna, Paris and Braunau am Inn - the Austrian birthplace of Adolf Hitler.
Some of al Qaeda's most effective operators, armed with its most lethal weapons, are based in Yemen, a failing state in the southwestern corner of the Arabian Peninsula, where most people believe the world's most dangerous terrorist movement is a figment of U.S. propaganda. No one knows Yemen better than Saudi Arabia's intelligence service. Its agents in the capital of Sana'a were the first to alert U.S., British and German intelligence about bombs on their way to the United States disguised as harmless United Parcel Service packages designed to detonate in midair. In case that failed, they were addressed to synagogues in the Chicago area, where they would detonate when opened.
Angela Merkel, the leader of Europe's richest country, still hoards food. That's how much power Cold War-era habits still hold over Germans like Mrs. Merkel, who grew up in the communist east, a full two decades after unification.