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Tue, 25 September 2018 16:11
Angela Merkel is known for tightly guarding her private life. But she made an exception for a group of young people when she confessed she had smuggled money from the West while on holiday in the Eastern Bloc, German media reports.
Tue, 25 September 2018 15:03
A German court said Tuesday it could not enforce a Chilean prison sentence for a former member of a Nazi paedophile sect for complicity in child sex abuse.
Tue, 25 September 2018 12:43
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that Britain had still not expressed a clear position on its post-Brexit relations with the EU, warning that only "six to eight weeks" remained to reach an agreement.
Tue, 25 September 2018 11:53
Classic cuisine such as 'Aufschnitte' isn’t a relic of the past, but it will have to adapt to survive.
Tue, 25 September 2018 08:46
Germany's Catholic Church on Tuesday apologized to victims of sexual assault by clergy, with the institution's top cardinal saying perpetrators must be brought to justice.
Mon, 24 September 2018 16:32
Former German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel speaks to DER SPIEGEL about his call for the country to take on a new global role and why Germans are underestimating the dangers posed by the current geopolitical situation.
Fri, 21 September 2018 17:54
Founded only five years ago, the Alternative for Germany has grown from a marginal party to a game-changer in federal and state politics -- and become ever more radical. Is it a testament to the strength of German democracy, or a threat to it? By DER SPIEGEL Staff
Mon, 17 September 2018 10:05
Under pressure from the United States, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her defense minister have signaled an increased willingness to take military action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in case of a chemical weapons attack. But their options are limited by domestic reality.
Fri, 14 September 2018 18:19
The president of Germany's domestic intelligence agency cast doubt on whether foreigners were attacked by right-wing extremists in Chemnitz recently. And now he has become a significant problem for Chancellor Angela Merkel. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
Sat, 8 September 2018 20:19
A terrible accident two months ago left Olympic sprint cycling champion Kristina Vogel, 27, paralyzed. In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, she speaks for the first time about what happened and the pointlessness of the question: "Why me?"
Tue, 25 September 2018 11:04
Tobacco companies claim they want to move away from cigarettes and focus on expanding the market for healthier electronic devices. But outside of Europe and the United States, they are still working to hook as many people on cigarettes as possible, even if it breaks the law.
Thu, 23 August 2018 11:47
The South China Morning Post has been reporting from Hong Kong for 115 years. Internet giant Alibaba bought the newspaper in 2015 in what appears to be an effort to turn it into a global media brand.
Tue, 26 June 2018 13:04
In an interview, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers discusses the escalation of trade tensions between his country, China and Europe and the harm President Trump's economic policies is likely to do to his own supporters.
Fri, 25 May 2018 18:02
Following diplomatic discord between Berlin and Riyadh, contracts for German businesses in Saudi Arabia have been drying up. Is the crown prince punishing them?
Thu, 24 May 2018 18:03
The German economy has grown dependent on China in a development that is now coming back to haunt it. With a global trade war brewing, it will be impossible for the government in Berlin to please both Beijing and Washington. It's time for a new strategy. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
Tue, 28 August 2018 16:43
Joint activities, joint projects and improved cooperation: SPIEGEL ONLINE and SPIEGEL WISSEN are looking for the best ideas for creating a vibrant neighborhood. Send us your proposal by August 31!
Mon, 16 July 2018 16:52
Christine Simon-Noll is active helping refugees in Hamburg's HafenCity neighborhood. She says it is getting much tougher to find volunteers. In an interview, she outlines what needs to happen in order to ensure successful integration.
Wed, 30 May 2018 10:17
Canadian accident investigator Larry Vance claims to have solved the mystery of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. In an interview, he explains why he believes the plane's captain deliberately ditched the aircraft.
Thu, 17 May 2018 15:54
Arthur Edwards has spent over 40 years photographing the royal family for Britain's Sun newspaper. In an interview, he talks about his experiences and Prince Harry's wedding this weekend.
Thu, 17 May 2018 13:13
The Swedish Academy will not be awarding a Nobel prize in literature this year. And a closer look at the swamp of scandal in Stockholm raises doubts as to whether it can ever be rehabilitated.