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The Sketch: Few answers from a weary premier in tactical retreat

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Spectres from the past return to haunt feast at Berlin Wall

t TEN YEARS ON Gorbachev, Kohl and Bush take centre stage at celebrations marking the decade since Germany was reunited

After the Wall

Ten years ago today, Germany was reunited after four decades of Cold War. Tonight, the crowds will be on the streets again. But is there really any cause for celebration?
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