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  • Economic crisis: Should the U.S. brace for European-style riots? [Most Commented]

     
    The European Union is suffering on a scale much larger than just the crisis in Greece. Timothy Garton Ash, a contributing editor to Opinion, says it’s because the old political and emotional motivators of the EU have faded. While Greece...
  • From the archives: Honecker Quits; E. Germany May Change Course

    BONN -- Embattled East German leader Erich Honecker resigned Wednesday under increasing pressure and was succeeded by Egon Krenz, a Politburo member regarded as a hard-liner, who indicated he will chart a new course. Honecker, 77, has been ailing since a...

    From the archives: Key W. German Banker Killed in Car Bombing

    BONN -- Alfred Herrhausen, the head of West Germany's largest bank and one of the most powerful men in Europe, was killed in a bomb attack Thursday while he was en route to his office in Frankfurt. The office of the chief federal prosecutor said that the...

    From the archives: Policy Called 'Gorbachev's Best Bet'

    BONN -- The Soviet Union, after decades of costly pursuit of superpower status, took a significant step this week toward reintegrating itself politically, economically and culturally with the European continent. Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev,...

    From the archives: Hungary Allows Exodus to West by East Germans

    BONN -- Thousands of jubilant East Germans began crossing into Austria and freedom early today shortly after the Hungarian government opened the border with a dramatic announcement late Sunday, declaring that all East Germans in its territory seeking to...