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Sturm und Drang

Great power tensions are running high in Berlin ,I understand.The mayor has made absolutely plain his opposition to the US State Department's plans for its embassy, near the Brandenburg Gate.Not because it's a heap of illiterate pomo tosh - so many US embassies are, ofcourse - but because of the proposed tank traps and security walls around it.'We're not having them on the former death zone,' the mayor has proclaimed.

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