Head Scratching in Europe: Brussels and Berlin Shaken By Turkish Referendum

Head Scratching in Europe Brussels and Berlin Shaken By Turkish Referendum

A significant number of eligible Turkish voters living in Europe supported the referendum that curtails democracy in Turkey. That has triggered calls for consequences in both Berlin and Brussels and stirred up the German election campaign. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Interview with Alexei Navalny: 'The Kremlin Blocks Every Alternative to Putin'

Interview with Alexei Navalny 'The Kremlin Blocks Every Alternative to Putin'

Alexei Navalny, Russia's most prominent opposition figure, was just released from jail after widespread protests against government corruption. In an interview, he speaks about Putin's future plans for the country, the new generation of activists and why previous protests failed. Interview Conducted by Christian Esch and Christian Neef more... Comment ]


A Complete Breakdown: Extremists on Left and Right Push France to the Brink

A Complete Breakdown Extremists on Left and Right Push France to the Brink

With only a few days to go before the first round of voting, a systemic crisis is dominating the campaign in France. It is no longer inconceivable that a Euroskeptic radical leftist or a far-right populist could become the country's next president. This bodes poorly for the French, but also their neighbors in Europe. By Ullrich Fichtner and Julia Amalia Heyer more... Comment ]

International Trumpquake: Tentative Stirrings of a Beijing-Berlin Axis

International Trumpquake Tentative Stirrings of a Beijing-Berlin Axis

With U.S. President Donald Trump threatening Germany and China with a trade war, Beijing and Berlin have begun searching for ways to tighten economic relations. But there is more dividing the two nations than uniting them. By Ralf Neukirch, Gerald Traufetter and Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]


DER SPIEGEL Exclusive: Cristiano Ronaldo's Secret

DER SPIEGEL Exclusive Cristiano Ronaldo's Secret

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 more...

Trade Tensions: Donald Trump to Get a Little German Tutoring

Trade Tensions Donald Trump to Get a Little German Tutoring

U.S. President Donald Trump has said it is "very unfair" that Germany sells more products in the United States than vice versa. Now German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble is traveling to the U.S. with a paper obtained by DER SPIEGEL. The message: Trade surpluses aren't really a problem. By David Böcking and Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]


Opinion: It's Time To Break Off EU Membership Talks with Turkey

Opinion It's Time To Break Off EU Membership Talks with Turkey

Turks have voted to give their autocratic president even more power, with few checks and balances. By doing so, they have cast their ballot against the values of the European Union. It's time for the EU to take action by ending membership talks with Turkey. By Markus Becker in Brussels more... Comment ]

Opinion: The Bizarre Behavior of Turkish-German Voters

Opinion The Bizarre Behavior of Turkish-German Voters

A clear majority of Turkish voters in Germany cast ballots in favor of Erdogan's presidential system -- many out of spite for the country. The development reveals how far immigrants from Turkey still have to go before they will be integrated at the center of society. By Hasnain Kazim more... Comment ]