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 […]
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 […]
A group of about 30 demonstrators stormed the Syrian embassy in Berlin early on Sunday and confronted the ambassador, according to the police. The break-in followed earlier demonstrations outside the embassy on Saturday. No-one was hurt or arrested, a police spokesman told the news agency AFP.