David Bryan

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What If America Had Never Invaded Afghanistan?

The story of one spy’s last-ditch effort to stop a war<p>Mullah Akhtar Mohammed Osmani, the Taliban’s military leader for southern Afghanistan, sat stolidly, his great bulk sup­ported in an overstuffed chair to my left. It was October 2, 2001, and events had been hurtling forward since the terrorist …

Made in DDR: When Communism Met Consumerism

German politician Wolfgang Bosbach made headlines earlier this year when he appeared on Germany's version of <i>Who Wants to Be a Millionaire</i>, and not …

Berlin Wall section removed despite protests

Construction workers backed by German police have removed a section of the Berlin Wall to make way for a building project, despite calls for the historic site to be preserved.<p>Residents expressed shock at the removal of the East Side Gallery, as that section is known, which followed a series of …

Tales from Auschwitz: survivor stories

<b>Irene Fogel Weiss, born in 1930 in Bótrágy, Czechoslovakia, now Batrad, Ukraine. She lives in Virginia, US. She will be returning to Auschwitz for the third time, as part of the US presidential delegation, along with her daughter, Lesley Weiss</b><p>We lived in Bótrágy, a very small, mostly poor town in …

World History

Remembering the Fall of the Berlin Wall: A Firsthand Account From a Flipboard Curator

<i>Flipboard’s curator for Germany, Stefanie Bastian, remembers the night the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 and suggests magazines to flip through in honor</i> …

Germany marks 25 years since Berlin Wall's fall

BERLIN (AP) — Germany on Sunday celebrates the 25th anniversary of the night the Berlin Wall fell, a pivotal moment in the collapse of communism and the start of the country's emergence as the major power at the heart of Europe.<p>A 15-kilometer (nine-mile) chain of lighted balloons along the former …

Berlin Wall: 'We watched it fall with joy and disbelief'

Three people whose lives were torn apart by the Berlin Wall tell their stories - and how they felt when the wall came tumbling down 25 years ago<p>When the Berlin Wall fell, it meant one thing for Regina Labahn: she would get to see her children again.<p>Her daughter, Kati, and two sons, Rene and Bert, …

Germany

New crisis for Ed Miliband as senior Labour MPs back leadership change

Ed Miliband’s Labour party leadership was plunged into fresh crisis as senior Labour MPs revealed that at least 20 shadow ministers were on the brink of calling for him to stand down.<p>The frontbenchers are willing to go public with their demand if the former home secretary, Alan Johnson, indicates …

East German football remembered

Precisely 25 years ago this weekend the Berlin Wall broke open. Among all the fall-out – personal, practical and political – that fracture also spelled the beginning of the end for East German sport.<p>But was not until September 12, 1990, that the Deutsches Demokratisches Republik played their last …

Europe