Berlin

No regrets: East Germans recall attempts to escape Communist state

Nov. 9, 2019 marks the 30th anniversary since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Those who tried to escape East Germany for the freedoms of the West used all sorts of methods — some swam, some biked, some tunneled — and many were caught and jailed. But, now, 30 years later, they say they don't regret their efforts.

Germany's anti-immigrant AfD party looks to make inroads in the country's villages

Her district, Teltow-Flaeming, is home to 165,00 people including about 2,500 refugees and asylum-seekers. The area has been recognized by the American NGO Cultural Vistas for its success in integrating newcomers. Yet, some people here are uneasy with their new neighbors. They say migrants bring crime and have harassed women on the street.

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Lawrence Scott Sheets

Faith talks to writer Lawrence Scott Sheets about his recent article in The Atlantic about small-time crooks involved in smuggling weapons-grade uranium.

Conflict & Justice

Lawrence Scott Sheets

Faith talks to writer Lawrence Scott Sheets about his recent article in The Atlantic about small-time crooks involved in smuggling weapons-grade uranium.

Sports

Olympic torch controversy

The World's Alex Gallafent on the controversial history of the Olympic torch relay: the modern tradition of the relay started on the eve of the 1936 Olympic Games, hosted by Nazi Germany.

Business, Economics and Jobs

Endless cities

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the co-editors of a book called "The Endless City;� Ricky Vurdett and Deyan Sudjic set out to document how six of the world's largest cities got to be so big.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer: Tempelhof airport

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Tempelhof Airport. The World's David Leveille reports that Berlin's city officials want to close the airport down. But supporters say it should stay open, in honor of its role during the historic Berlin Airport in 1948 and 1949.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For our Geo Quiz today, we're looking for the city that's home to an unusual German landmark. It's a former Nazi air raid shelter that was later used as a prison, a fruit cellar, and a venue for techno raves. Now it's coming back as a contemporary art gallery in Berlin, the answer to our quiz. Lisa Mullins gets details from Der Spiegel reporter R. Jay Magill.