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Longest-serving Dutch premier, Ruud Lubbers, dies at 78
Ruud Lubbers, who as the Netherlands' longest-serving prime minister guided his country through economic turmoil to prosperity, has died at age 78
Helmut Kohl in 1990: German reunification 'a dream that's come true'
The German chancellor was profiled by ABC News in 1990 and discussed "an end to the two Germanies."
'This Week' Flashback: The Fall of the Berlin Wall
November 12, 1989: ABC News’ Jack Smith Reports on Berliners “Glorying in Newfound Freedom.”
Spying on Allies Fits President Obama's Standoffish Profile
Diplomats are not surprised that the security agencies under U.S. President Barack Obama have reportedly been monitoring close allies like German Chancellor Angela Merkel . He has failed to foster close relationships with other heads of state, causing much frustration around the world. U.S.
Warming Plateau? Climatologists Face Inconvenient Truth
Data shows global temperatures aren't rising the way climate scientists have predicted. Now the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change faces a problem: publicize these findings and encourage skeptics -- or hush up the figures. For a quarter of a century now, environmental activists have been
Nobel Prize Winners: Eurozone Award Controversy
Two Americans were awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences on Monday, each earning about $1.2 million. Alvin Roth of the Harvard Business School and Lloyd Shapley, professor emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles, were awarded for “the theory of stable allocations...
The Global Note: Euro-Worries…La Fin Pour Sarkozy?…The Tsunami & the Soccer Ball…Russia's Caviar Contest
EURO-WORRIES, YOUR 401K Stocks are falling sharply this morning – and as Richard DAVIES reports, that’s largely due to fresh worries about Europe. Budget talks collapsed – and the government resigned – in the Netherlands, rates on Spain’s 10-year bond rose again as that country slides...
Seoul Searching: Germans Give Pep Talks on Korean Unification
The border between North and South Korea is the last battlefield of the Cold War. Currently, a delegate of veteran German politicians -- from the former east and west -- are advising the government in Seoul on how the country might reunify if the opportunity arises in the future. Some see a door
Nov. 9, 1988: 50 Years After Kristallnacht
There have been ceremonies around the world today to mark the night on which the Nazi holocaust began on November the ninth 1938. Nazi storm troopers attacked Jewish homes businesses and synagogues. Throughout Germany and occupied Austria the Germans called knocked. Crystal night so named for the
Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Women's Activists Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakul Karman
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakul Karman, who have fought tirelessly to organize women for human rights, shared the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the president of Liberia and the only elected female head of state in Africa. She is running for reelection to a second