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Confiscated vote? Escalation over banned Catalonia referendum

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Is the French Senate a retirement club for old politicians?

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Burma should give access to investigators, says UN rights chief

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Rohingya crisis: Monks with an ultranationalist agenda

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Mexico hit by another deadly earthquake

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US Federal Reserve ends historic QE program

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Latest update 09/11/2009

The Berlin Wall: 20 years after the fall

A generation ago, the Iron Curtain divided Europe into East and West. The iconic manifestation of the great divide was the Berlin Wall. Built by East Germany in 1961, it marked the height of fear and mistrust within a country - and a continent - divided. Its dismantling on November 9, 1989 served to reunite not just Germany, but all of Europe.

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