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Fall of Berlin Wall transformed fortunes of Saxony wine

Dresden, Germany | AFP | Klaus Zimmerling was bored with his mechanical engineering job when the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall gave him the impetus to turn his life around. “At first I didn’t believe it,” he said of the momentous event 30 years ago that led to German reunification …

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The Iron Curtain: five things to know

Paris, France | AFP |  The Iron Curtain was at first an ideological and then a physical separation of communist Eastern Europe from the West from the 1940s after World War II. – The name –    The term “iron curtain” was popularised after it was used by former British prime …

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