Airstrike Uncertainties: Obama's Dangerously Vague New War

Airstrike Uncertainties: Obama's Dangerously Vague New War
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Obama has spent much of his term withdrawing the US from quagmires abroad. But now, in the battle against Islamic State extremists, he has a war of his own. His plan of attack, though, is filled with uncertainties and America's ultimate goal remains unclear. By Markus Feldenkirchen, Christoph Reuter and Holger Stark more... Comment ]




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Treasure Map The NSA Breach of Telekom and Other German Firms

Treasure Map: The NSA Breach of Telekom and Other German Firms

According to top-secret documents from the NSA and the British agency GCHQ, the intelligence agencies are seeking to map the entire Internet, including end-user devices. In pursuing that goal, they have broken into networks belonging to Deutsche Telekom. By Andy Müller-Maguhn, Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach, Michael Sontheimer and Christian Grothoff more... Video | Comment ]

Proposal from Oklahoma Could Nitrogen Asphyxiation Replace Lethal Injection?

Proposal from Oklahoma: Could Nitrogen Asphyxiation Replace Lethal Injection?

There have been several botched executions by lethal injection this year, turning many Americans against the death penalty. Now an Oklahoma politician wants to put death-row convicts to death using a new method: nitrogen asphyxiation. By Markus Feldenkirchen  in Oklahoma City more... Video | Comment ]

Europe's Deadly Borders An Inside Look at EU's Shameful Immigration Policy

Europe's Deadly Borders: An Inside Look at EU's Shameful Immigration Policy

Along the frontiers between Spain and Morocco, Greece and Turkey and Hungary and Serbia, the EU is deploying brutal methods to keep out undesired refugees. Many risk everything for a future in Europe and their odysseys too often end in death. By Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]

'Snow! Snow! Get Moving!' The Lethal Lure of Mont Blanc

'Snow! Snow! Get Moving!': The Lethal Lure of Mont Blanc

Every year, some 30,000 people attempt to climb Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps, and a shocking number die on the mountain. The reason, say locals, is overcrowding, foolhardiness and a lack of respect for the White Lady. By Lukas Eberle and Victoria Weidemann more... Comment ]

V for Victoria Catalans Want Independence Too

V for Victoria: Catalans Want Independence Too

Catalonia wants to join Scotland in holding an independence referendum. But the Spanish constitution doesn't allow for secession. Nationalists in Barcelona are prepared to push the vote through anyway. By Helene Zuber more... Comment ]

Michael Ignatieff Interview 'Those Fighting Islamic State Are the Lesser Evil'

Michael Ignatieff Interview: 'Those Fighting Islamic State Are the Lesser Evil'

In an interview, Harvard professor and UN advisor Michael Ignatieff discusses his concept of the responsibility to protect civilian populations threatened by genocide, German weapons deliveries to the Kurds in Iraq and the idea of a deal with Assad to bring peace to Syria. Interview Conducted By Erich Follath more... Comment ]

'His Father Had Lied to Us' German Doctor Shares Harrowing Ebola Encounter

'His Father Had Lied to Us': German Doctor Shares Harrowing Ebola Encounter

After the discovery of Ebola at the only children's hospital in Sierra Leone, nurses and doctors alike fled. German physician Werner Strahl of the aid organzation Cap Anamur, who stayed behind to provide care amidst the chaos, shares his story. Compiled from an Interview by Katrin Elger more... Comment ]

Gateway to Hell The Threat of Ebola Grows Worse

Gateway to Hell: The Threat of Ebola Grows Worse

With Ebola spreading rapidly in Nigeria and other parts of West Africa, international organizations fear the number of infections could exceed 20,000. Experts are calling for the industrialized world to do more to help stop the virus. By Katrin Elger, Veronika Hackenbroch, Horand Knaup, Gordon Repinski and Samiha Shafy more... Comment ]

Putin's New Russia What the Future May Hold for Eastern Ukraine

Putin's New Russia: What the Future May Hold for Eastern Ukraine Photos

The fragile cease-fire in Ukraine appears to be holding, but President Vladimir Putin still has the upper hand. Increasingly, it looks like he intends to establish a Russian protectorate in eastern Ukraine. By Benjamin Bidder, Markus Feldenkirchen, Marc Hujer and Matthias Schepp more... Comment ]