Erdogan's Endgame: Turkey's All-Powerful President Grabs for More

Erdogan's Endgame Turkey's All-Powerful President Grabs for More

The elections in Turkey on June 24 will determine President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's future and his legacy. He is currently at the zenith of his power and is looking to add even more. But he remains desperately afraid of losing it all. By Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]

Child Migrants in the U.S.: 'As an American, I Feel Deeply Ashamed'

Child Migrants in the U.S. 'As an American, I Feel Deeply Ashamed'

U.S. President Donald Trump says he has put an end to the separation of migrant families. But 2,300 children remain incarcerated with no plan in place to reunite them with their parents. Human rights lawyer Michael Bochenek has visited them. Interview Conducted by Marc Pitzke  in New York more... Comment ]


Trump's Attacks on Germany: The Enemy in the White House

Trump's Attacks on Germany The Enemy in the White House

Trump's latest lies are an open attack on the German government and the European Union. This U.S. president was never a partner. He is an aggressive opponent and should be treated as such. A Commentary by Stefan Kuzmany more... Comment ]

Migration Headache: Inside the Coalition Battle That Could Topple Merkel

Migration Headache Inside the Coalition Battle That Could Topple Merkel

With elections approaching in Bavaria, Angela Merkel's rival Horst Seehofer is seeking to pressure the chancellor into reversing her stance on migration. The conflict could fracture the coalition in Berlin and cost Merkel her job. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Europe's Sputtering Motor: France and Germany Far Apart on EU Reform

Europe's Sputtering Motor France and Germany Far Apart on EU Reform

The cabinets of Germany and France are set to meet on Tuesday, but the two countries remain far apart when it comes to eurozone reform. Paris is disappointed with Germany's response to Emmanuel Macron's proposals. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

A Princess, a Poisoning and an Oil Fortune: The Bizarre Corruption Scandal at Bilfinger

A Princess, a Poisoning and an Oil Fortune The Bizarre Corruption Scandal at Bilfinger

Bilfinger, one of Germany's best-known construction firms, pledged to clean up its global business practices as it pivoted to the oil sector. But when an investigator began digging into one of the company's deals in the Middle East, she suddenly fell ill - and things only got stranger from there. By Rafael Buschmann, Jürgen Dahlkamp, Gunther Latsch and Jörg Schmitt more... Comment ]


French Finance Minister: 'Good News that Merkel Has Now Reacted'

French Finance Minister 'Good News that Merkel Has Now Reacted'

In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, French Finance Minister Bruno La Maire, 49, demands that eurozone reform be pushed forward quickly. Otherwise, he fears, Europe won't be able to stand up to U.S. President Donald Trump. Interview Conducted by Christian Reiermann and Peter Müller more... Comment ]

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai: 'We Failed Miserably'

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai 'We Failed Miserably'

In an interview with SPIEGEL ONLINE, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai discusses the failure of the U.S. intervention in Afghanistan, the future of the war and why he would be willing to work with the Trump administration. An Interview by Susanne Koelbl more... Comment ]


Rise of the Autocrats: Liberal Democracy Is Under Attack

Rise of the Autocrats Liberal Democracy Is Under Attack

Autocratic leaders and wannabes, from Putin to Trump, are making political inroads around the world. In recent years, Western liberal democracy has failed to live up to some of its core promises, helping to fuel the current wave of illiberalism. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]