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An Unending Refugee Tragedy Europe's Path to Deadly Partition

An Unending Refugee Tragedy: Europe's Path to Deadly Partition

Germany and its European Union partners want to prevent further refugee dramas in the Mediterranean Sea. But a look back at the policies adopted after the 2013 tragedy in Lampedusa shows they have made a terrible situation even deadlier. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Take Two A New Hillary for a Fresh White House Bid

Take Two: A New Hillary for a Fresh White House Bid

Hillary Clinton wants to do almost everything differently in her second run for the presidency. She's showing a more modest, warm-hearted and female side than ever before, and many argue she would make a good president. Can she charm America? By Markus Feldenkirchen and Holger Stark more... Comment ]


A War Waged From German Soil US Ramstein Base Key in Drone Attacks

A War Waged From German Soil: US Ramstein Base Key in Drone Attacks

The US Air Force base in Ramstein is a central and indispensible element in Barack Obama's controversial use of drones in the war against terror. New documents are creating pressure for both Washington and the German government. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

One Hundred Years of Silence Turks Slowly Take Stock of Armenian Genocide

One Hundred Years of Silence: Turks Slowly Take Stock of Armenian Genocide

Officially, discussion of the Armenian genocide is taboo in Turkey, even 100 years after the crimes. But the issue is becoming harder for the country to suppress and many Turks are rediscovering their long-lost Armenian identities. By Ralf Hoppe more... Comment ]

The Terror Strategist Secret Files Reveal the Structure of Islamic State

The Terror Strategist: Secret Files Reveal the Structure of Islamic State

An Iraqi officer planned Islamic State's takeover in Syria and SPIEGEL has been given exclusive access to his papers. They portray an organization that, while seemingly driven by religious fanaticism, is actually coldly calculating. By Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]

Buying Better The Impossible Challenge of Ethical Shopping

Buying Better: The Impossible Challenge of Ethical Shopping

Many consumers are intimidated by calls to buy smartly and sustainably. Now a handful of activists and big companies are trying to make ethical purchasing go mainstream -- but they'll have to change the way we think. By Markus Brauck, Dietmar Hawranek, Simone Salden and Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]

The American Nightmare Debbie Milke Recounts Life on Death Row

The American Nightmare: Debbie Milke Recounts Life on Death Row Photos

Debbie Milke, born in Berlin, was placed in solitary confinement Arizona for 22 years after being falsely convicted of conspiring to kill her son. Following her acquittal, she discusses her experience in prison and a life destroyed by a miscarriage of justice. By Clemens Höges and Antje Windmann more... Comment ]

Günter Grass Obituary Farewell to Germany's Towering Literary Figure

Günter Grass Obituary: Farewell to Germany's Towering Literary Figure Photos

As a writer, he helped define postwar German literature. As a political activist, he helped shape the nation's conscience. For some 60 years, Günter Grass was one of the most influential figures in Germany. By Sebastian Hammelehle more... Comment ]