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Wed, 23 January 2019 17:12
This Berlin-based programmer and entrepreneur was struggling to learn German. So he built a website to teach himself - and others - while having a few laughs in the process.
Wed, 23 January 2019 17:01
As the temperature continues to drop, ice is building across rivers and canals in Germany. But safety bosses are warning people not to walk or skate on frozen water because it could be dangerous.
Wed, 23 January 2019 16:46
That's according to the annual 2019 US News & World Report Best Countries rankings, which handed it high points for entrepreneurship, power and quality of life.
Wed, 23 January 2019 15:13
Germany's biggest carmakers and auto parts suppliers are weighing plans to work together on autonomous driving, according to press reports Wednesday.
Wed, 23 January 2019 14:44
A German appeals court Wednesday lengthened the jail term for a Syrian refugee found guilty of war crimes and taking part in the kidnapping of a Canadian UN peacekeeper.
Wed, 23 January 2019 11:54
German domestic intelligence officials have taken a closer look at the far-right fringe of the populist party Alternative for Germany. What they found is that the wing's leaders may pose a threat to democracy in the country.
Mon, 17 December 2018 10:34
Berlin is changing. That's nothing new, of course, but even as integration challenges have resulted in crime in some neighborhoods, others are trying to find ways to avoid the stasis that comes with gentrification. Success is uncertain.
Mon, 10 December 2018 14:37
German Chancellor Angela Merkel wanted to hand over the leadership of the Christian Democratic Union to Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and on Friday she got her wish. But the party is deeply divided and keeping the CDU together is task No. 1.
Fri, 7 December 2018 18:00
As an executive at Bayer Leverkusen, Jonas Boldt played the role of accomplice to a trio of player agents. The case shines a spotlight on the greed pervasive in professional football. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
Fri, 30 November 2018 12:23
All eyes are on the AfD's finances following reports of large donations from Switzerland and Holland. Now, reporting has revealed that the right-wing party has enjoyed big-money support from the very beginning.
Thu, 10 January 2019 15:50
German multinational Bayer underestimated the risks of acquiring Monsanto. Now, the company is desperately seeking to contain the damage by selling business divisions and cutting jobs. So far, though, none of these moves have helped.
Tue, 8 January 2019 18:19
Clouds are gathering on the horizon of the global economy and the risk of a recession is growing. Many experts believe that the international banking system is unprepared and Germany has begun getting ready for the worst.
Fri, 4 January 2019 18:03
The startup world is known for being dominated by men. With The Billion Dollar Fund for Women, entrepreneur and investor Sarah Chen wants to change this by channeling $1 billion towards women-led and gender-diverse projects.
Fri, 9 November 2018 18:00
Manchester City invests millions in an African football academy. But very few of its attendees make the jump to Europe. Those that do are treated like commodities.
Fri, 9 November 2018 18:00
Football agent Pinhas Zahavi sought to free Robert Lewandowski from his contract with Bayern Munich this summer. The Israeli is one of the most influential professionals in the business. He brought Neymar to Paris, but was also involved in murky deals with underage players.
Tue, 22 January 2019 09:40
Microplastics are everywhere, but nobody really knows what dangers they might present once they enter the human body. British toxicologist Rosemary Waring warns our oceans will be inundated with the stuff.
Mon, 7 January 2019 15:13
Astronomer Avi Loeb believes that the interstellar object dubbed 'Oumuamua could actually be a probe sent by alien beings. Given the evidence that has so far been gathered, he says, it is a possible conclusion to draw.
Fri, 21 December 2018 10:51
Claas Relotius, the DER SPIEGEL journalist outed this week for churning out fraudulent stories, wrote for the magazine about the U.S. town of Fergus Falls. Two locals fact-checked his reporting, and their verdict is devastating -- a perfect example of how DER SPIEGEL's editorial safeguards failed.
Thu, 20 December 2018 19:33
Claas Relotius wrote many seemingly excellent feature stories for DER SPIEGEL, but unfortunately most of them apparently contain fabricated passages. We are sorry about what has happened and we are investigating with the requisite humility.
Thu, 20 December 2018 14:01
A DER SPIEGEL reporter committed large-scale journalistic fraud over several years. Internal clues and research have provided significant evidence against reporter Claas Relotius, who has since admitted to the falsifications and is no longer employed by DER SPIEGEL. Other media organizations may also have been affected.