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October 22, 2014

Photo Gallery: Ukraine Before the Election

As the Ukrainian election approaches, citizens are both hopeful and skeptical about their country's future. But their biggest concern isn't the war in the east or Russian interference -- it's the country's need for a working state. more...

October 21, 2014

Photo Gallery: Survivors of the Sahara Tragedy

One year ago, a group of 113 people set off from Niger hoping to make it to the European Union. A few days later they were left stranded in the Sahara Desert without vehicles or water. more...

October 15, 2014

Photo Gallery: The Lost Sons

Islamic State has no qualms about killing Kurds in Syria and yet the organization has still managed to attract Kurdish supporters in Europe. In Hamburg, a number of families are struggling to deal with their sons' decisions to answer the call to jihad. more...

October 14, 2014

Photo Gallery: Kohl's World

Helmut Kohl spent over 600 hours speaking with the journalist Heribert Schwan about his life's work. The secret tapes reveal a chancellor resentful of his public image and disdainful of many of those around him, including Angela Merkel. more...

October 13, 2014

Photo Gallery: The Fate of Kobani

Syrian Kurds are desperately trying to defend the town of Kobani from the Islamic State onslaught. But even with air support from the US and others, it is unclear whether they will be successful. Turkey, meanwhile, has preferred to watch and wait. more...

October 09, 2014

Photo Gallery: Refugees, Scattered Across Europe

When over 300 refugees drowned off the coast of Italy last October, the incident prompted widespread outcry and promises to save more lives. But 12 months later, the fates of the survivors show just how broken Europe's refugee system really is. more...

October 06, 2014

Photo Gallery: Italy's Dire Crisis

Ever since Matteo Renzi became Italy's new prime minister, officials in Berlin and Brussels have had newfound belief that Italy's deep-seated economic problems are being tackled. But that won't happen until the country stops deceiving itself. more...

Photo Gallery: Decrepit Refugee Hostels

Germany's refugee housing is insufficient and security personnel often inadequate. Politicians have long ignored the situation and now, with the numbers of asylum seekers on the rise, the system threatens to collapse. more...

October 05, 2014

Photo Gallery: The Shortlist for the Orange Social Design Award

A trash can as a basketball hoop, a free ride bench for senior citizens: Over 200 proposals to improve life in our cities have been submitted for the Orange Social Design Award -- and 10 of them have made the shortlist. SPIEGEL ONLINE readers can now vote for the audience prize. more...

October 02, 2014

Photo Gallery: A Single Republic

Almost 25 years ago, the Berlin Wall came down and Germany soon reunited. But did East Germany simply disappear? No. There are plenty of elements of today's country that can be traced back to its formerly communist half. more...