communists return to power 25 years after fall of Berlin Wall

Germany’s far-Left party has returned to power in a state government for the first time since the Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago, stoking heated debate about its communist roots. The Left Party, widely seen as the successor to the Socialist Unity Party (SED) that once ruled East Germany, will head the government of Thuringia […]

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warns of new Cold war

The world is on the brink of a new Cold War, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said today. He accused the West – particularly the US – of “triumphalism” over the collapse of the Communist bloc 25 years ago. Gorbachev said the West should lift sanctions imposed on officials in Russia over its actions in […]