Germany's news in English
Mon, 22 January 2018 15:55
Following snowfall and subsequent strong winds brought by hurricane “Friederike” last week, milder temperatures are predicted for much of Germany over the next few days.
Mon, 22 January 2018 15:18
A German male nurse serving a life term for killing six hospital patients with lethal drugs out of "boredom" will face trial for another 97 murders, prosecutors said Monday.
Mon, 22 January 2018 15:00
For the past 25 years, protests, rescheduling and hesitant investors have delayed construction on one of the most popular tourist destinations in the German capital - Alexanderplatz. But that is set to change with a major rebuilding project up and running again.
Mon, 22 January 2018 14:22
German and French lawmakers on Monday marked the 55th anniversary of a friendship treaty between their countries with a plea for closer cooperation as Paris seeks Berlin's backing for ambitious EU reforms.
Mon, 22 January 2018 11:46
Two knife attacks within a matter of days led Cottbus to stop taking in new asylum seekers last week. Over the weekend police had to intervene in two apparent cases of a racist backlash.
Mon, 22 January 2018 18:28
Officially, Germany insists it wants no part of any kind of trade-off with Turkey in its effort to free imprisoned journalist Deniz Yücel. Behind the scenes, though, a tank deal could be taking shape.
Mon, 22 January 2018 14:10
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has completely reversed her refugee policies without bothering to tell German voters why she has done so. Such imperiousness is a common problem for those who have been in office for too long.
Fri, 19 January 2018 18:38
Preliminary talks to form a new government in Berlin, following the collapse of a previous effort, underscore the degree to which the power of the leaders of Germany's main political parties has eroded. Angela Merkel's own weakness is more apparent than ever.
Wed, 17 January 2018 18:59
Right-wing websites claim that Germany is facing an alleged epidemic of rape cases committed by refugees, fueling panic about the recent influx of foreigners and the safety of women in the country. We investigated one site's reports and found many problems with them. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
Fri, 12 January 2018 19:01
An end to Germany's leadership vacuum may finally be in sight as Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the center-left Social Democrats reached a preliminary agreement on Friday morning. But there are plenty of hurdles still left to clear.
Wed, 13 December 2017 15:54
Why does Nutella in Hungary contain less cocoa than the same chocolate spread in Germany? Why do fish sticks in Prague have less fish? Eastern European are tired of being served inferior products -- and the EU is finally addressing the issue.
Wed, 22 November 2017 17:48
Can Germany finally turn its back on brown coal? It will have to in order to reach its CO2 reduction pledges. But lignite is a reliable source of cheap energy and provides lots of jobs in economically fragile regions.
Mon, 13 November 2017 11:46
For decades, coffee was about as exciting as washing powder and detergent. But today it has become a lifestyle statement. The bean boom, though, hides the brutal economic realities behind coffee production. By DER SPIEGEL staff
Fri, 10 November 2017 18:04
The Paradise Papers offer only the most recent look into the widespread practice of tax avoidance. Governments around the world have taken steps recently to block such strategies, but it is unclear whether they will ultimately be successful.
Fri, 3 November 2017 18:12
Antitrust laws only go so far when addressing companies that don't produce any physical goods. It is time to negotiate a new set of rules. Otherwise, our future economy will be dominated by just a few companies.
Wed, 13 December 2017 12:12
British pop singer Morrissey has accused DER SPIEGEL of falsely quoting him in a recently published interview. The magazine stands behind its reporting and has made the decision to post the audio online in response.
Fri, 13 October 2017 22:50
An animated reality check of the man who claims to be the greatest U.S. president ever.
Thu, 5 October 2017 13:08
How do we want to live in the future? The Social Design Award has selected a shortlist of urban development projects focusing on plants in the city. Now it's your turn to decide which finalist will receive the 2,500-euro audience award.
Wed, 19 July 2017 14:41
Community gardeners and other activists in Berlin are helping the Transition movement to take root in the German capital as part of its worldwide campaign for a sustainable society.
Wed, 19 April 2017 15:39
An American woman goes to the police in Las Vegas. She claims she has been raped by an athlete: global football star Cristiano Ronaldo. What really happened has never been resolved because lawyers settled the case with a payment of $375,000 by the Real Madrid star. By SPIEGEL Staff