Thirty years ago the Berlin Wall fell, ending the divide between the communist East and the democratic West. The fall of the wall symbolized the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe imposed by the Soviet Union after World War II. It also paved the way for the re-unification of Germany so that today, what was once East Germany, is now part of Western Europe. But right wing parties are gaining strength in former East Germany, threatening the country's stability, as Michael Scaturro reports.
The German government recently unveiled a plan to tax carbon emissions from cars and buildings. It’s a big move in a country known for its fast cars, but whose young people are demanding climate friendly transportation. One way Germany hopes to reduce its carbon footprint – and appease the young climate activists – is by rolling out new and innovative trains. Michael Scaturro has more from Berlin.