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In November 2013 the Ukrainian goverment decided not to sign an association agreement with the European Union. This decision led to massive protests throughout the country. Kiev's Independence Square (also known as Maidan Nezalezhnosti) was at the center of the protests. The originally peaceful demonstrations against pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych turned into violence in February. Many people have been killed in street fighting. Interior Minister Vitaliy Zakharchenko said that the Ukrainian police force has been given combat weapons for use in the civil unrest in Kiev.
Formula One Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi
The 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is the 19th and final race of the 65th season of the popular FIA Formula One World Championship, the highest class of motor racing, which generates worldwide interest. The race at the Yas Marina Circuit on 23 November 2014 will be the sixth edition of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
The 2014 Formula One season started on 16 March in Melbourne and will conclude in Abu Dhabi on 23 November. Eleven teams with 23 drivers compete in 19 Grand Prix races for the drivers' and the constructor's world championship titles. epa offers a complete coverage of every single Formula One Grand Prix including training, qualifying, press conferences, race action and the winner’s celebration.
The Fall of the Berlin Wall - 25th Anniversary
The building of the Berlin Wall began on 13 August 1961, when German Democratic Republic (GDR) armed forces started to seal off the eastern part of the city. In 1989, peaceful protests led to the fall of the GDR government and days later the fall of the Berlin Wall.
During a press conference on 09 November 1989, GDR government spokesperson Guenter Schabowski announced the immediate opening of the inner German border. After his statement was made public, tens of thousands of GDR citizens flocked to the border crossing points. The Iron Curtain fell. The Berlin Wall dividing East and West Berlin became a symbol of Germany’s divided past. Residents and tourists chipped away at it, keeping fragments for their own souvenirs. The fall of the wall led to German Reunification in October 1990.
The 25th anniversary of this historic autumn night will be celebrated on 09 November 2014.
epa offers additional photo coverage related to this topic: The Fall of the Berlin Wall - 25th Anniversary (feature package), Pieces of the Berlin Wall Worldwide (feature package), The Construction of the Berlin Wall, East and West of the Wall, The Peaceful Revolution.