Germany's news in English
Sun, 21 July 2019 18:41
A Kleckskuchen in German translates to something like “blob cake”. A yeasted cake base with four separate topping elements added on top in blobs creates an unusual patchwork effect.
Sun, 21 July 2019 10:02
A Serbian man has confessed to calling in a fake bomb threat to Belgrade airport because he was hoping for a date with the air hostess, local media reported Saturday.
Sat, 20 July 2019 13:36
From the customs, to the language and the food you might encounter, here are some tips for the next time you head out to eat in Germany.
Sat, 20 July 2019 10:22
Two German tourists were fined Friday for making themselves a coffee on the steps of the famous Rialto bridge in Venice and asked to leave the city, the municipal authorities said.
Sat, 20 July 2019 10:14
Germany paid tribute Saturday to Claus von Stauffenberg and others who sought to assassinate Adolf Hitler 75 years ago, a plot that was recognised only belatedly but which a resurgent far-right is now seeking to expropriate.
Fri, 12 July 2019 19:16
The far-right fringe of Germany's populist Alternative for Germany party is gaining ground. Politicians in the party who once opposed the wing and its leader, Björn Höcke, have abandoned their resistance and are taking steps to embrace the extremists.
Fri, 5 July 2019 18:00
The nomination of German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen as European Commission president came as a surprise. And many are unhappy. It not only undermines efforts to make the EU more democratic, but she may not be confirmed.
Wed, 3 July 2019 17:09
Islamic State has been conquered and the war has ended in large parts of Syria, but most Syrian refugees living in Germany want to stay. Many fear persecution if they go back while others have already established themselves in their new home.
Thu, 27 June 2019 17:45
The recent politically motivated assassination of a prominent local leader in Germany has raised concern about the growing threat of far-right extremism in the country. As investigators search for possible accomplices, politicians are struggling to find answers to the escalating violence. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
Wed, 19 June 2019 17:48
Public opinion polls indicate that Germany's Green Party is currently the strongest political force in the country. With a lack of policy experts, money and even sufficient office space, though, the party isn't quite ready for prime time. Only time will tell if the Greens are up to the challenge. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
Thu, 4 July 2019 11:03
China is the largest creditor in the world, funding infrastructure projects in the developing world in exchange for access to raw materials. A new study shows that the risk of a new debt crisis is significant.
Mon, 27 May 2019 15:03
Investment professionals are increasing the pressure on big corporations to do more to combat climate change. A small, but influential investor, the Church of England has become a leader in the mission to save the environment through finance.
Thu, 25 April 2019 16:19
The tiny Baltic nation of Estonia is a digital trailblazer. All public services are available online, saving the country millions of euros each year. President Kersti Kaljulaid spoke to DER SPIEGEL about Estonia's burgeoning IT industry, the free market and the perils of cyberwarfare.
Fri, 29 March 2019 18:06
Leaked internal documents from Airbus suggest corruption may have been involved in the sale of several aircraft to Egyptair in 2003. The issues raised by the documents threaten to overshadow the planned departure of CEO Thomas Enders.
Fri, 15 March 2019 23:25
Boeing has been the undisputed leader in the aviation market in recent years, with Airbus struggling to keep up. But the crashes of two Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft could invert the industry's pecking order.
Thu, 6 June 2019 17:27
The cruise industry is booming -- but it is incredibly damaging to the environment. Most companies rely on dirty heavy oil, but some lines are taking a different approach. Can cruise ships become sustainable?
Thu, 6 June 2019 15:49
A German blogger living in Dublin and pretending to be Jewish spread fictitious stories about her family's Holocaust history, even submitting false claims to the Yad Vashem Memorial in Jerusalem. But it was all made up.
Sat, 20 April 2019 08:16
Tim Bergling, alias Avicii, produced hits that became the soundtrack of the Instagram generation. At the age of 28, he took his own life. A year later, his family and friends look back.
Fri, 19 April 2019 18:02
As the flames shot out of the roof of Notre Dame de Paris on Monday evening, a global community of concern quickly formed. It shows that the idea of cultural heritage is much more than just a UNESCO list.
Tue, 19 February 2019 00:00
The theme of this year's Social Design Award, presented by SPIEGEL ONLINE and SPIEGEL WISSEN for the sixth time, is about how we want to live, what new forms of living there are and the architecture that is necessary to make this happen.