Interview with David Remnick: Trump Will Be a 'Severe Disappointment To Millions'

Interview with David Remnick Trump Will Be a 'Severe Disappointment To Millions'

SPIEGEL speaks to the editor of the New Yorker about the dangers of fascism under Donald Trump, international leaders' reactions to the election and the role of the press in reporting on the next administration. Interview Conducted by Holger Stark more... Comment ]

Exceptions to the Rules: How Some US Athletes Obtain Permits for Banned Medication

Exceptions to the Rules How Some US Athletes Obtain Permits for Banned Medication

According to documents hacked by a group called Fancy Bears and obtained by DER SPIEGEL, large numbers of US athletes applied for exemptions to take banned drugs shortly before the Rio Olympic Games. By Christoph Henrichs, Lukas Eberle and Rafael Buschmann more... Comment ]


Asleep at the Wheel: German Leaders at Odds with Industry over Electric Cars

Asleep at the Wheel German Leaders at Odds with Industry over Electric Cars

The government in Berlin fears that German automobile companies are lagging behind as electric cars pick up speed around the world. Faced with immense challenges and the potential loss of tens of thousands of jobs, the industry is still pushing its gas guzzlers. By Horand Knaup, Michael Sauga and Gerald Traufetter more... Comment ]

The Chancellor's Eroding Power: Merkel Adversary Jens Spahn on the Rise

The Chancellor's Eroding Power Merkel Adversary Jens Spahn on the Rise

Jens Spahn, 36, has quickly risen to become a leader of the conservative wing of Angela Merkel's CDU party. His ascent shows how the chancellor's power is beginning to erode. By Ralf Neukirch more... Comment ]


Ex-Astronaut Talks Asteroids: 'It Is Only a Matter of Time Until a Big One Hits'

Ex-Astronaut Talks Asteroids 'It Is Only a Matter of Time Until a Big One Hits'

European nations are currently deciding the future of an international program to prepare for the threat of asteroid impact. Former Apollo astronaut Rusty Schweickart fears that a hit could wipe out intelligence life on Earth. SPIEGEL ONLINE spoke to him about his concerns. Interview Conducted by Christoph Seidler more... Comment ]

Fact-Check: Five Myths about Advancement in Germany

Fact-Check Five Myths about Advancement in Germany

Children of immigrants fare worse in school? You have to go to college if you want to earn a lot of money? There are plenty of myths surrounding social advancement in Germany -- and many of them are out of step with reality. more...


Born without Arms and Legs: 'I'm Glad I Don't Need Any Shoes'

Born without Arms and Legs 'I'm Glad I Don't Need Any Shoes'

Janis McDavid, 25, was born with no arms and legs. But he still goes to university, drives a car and travels the world. Today he is embarking on his career. How, though, does he do it? By Heike Klovert and Maria Feck (Video and Photos) more... Video | Comment ]

Renzi's High Stakes Poker Europe Holds Its Breath Ahead of Italian Vote

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi may be facing defeat in a game of high-stakes poker with the electorate. If the Dec. 4 constitutional referendum fails, there are dark clouds on the horizon for Europe's future. The country is in poor economic shape and financial markets are alarmed. By Martin Hesse, Walter Mayr, Peter Müller and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]


Schulz Heads to Berlin: The Man Who Could Shake Up German Politics

Schulz Heads to Berlin The Man Who Could Shake Up German Politics

European Parliament President Martin Schulz announced this week that he is moving to Berlin to assume a role on the national political stage. Many believe he would make a strong contender for chancellor for the center-left Social Democrats. But one man stands in his way -- a friend. By Markus Feldenkirchen and Horand Knaup more... Comment ]