Silicon Valley and the German Election: AfD Accuses Google of Sabotaging Campaign

Silicon Valley and the German Election AfD Accuses Google of Sabotaging Campaign

DER SPIEGEL has learned that Google has refused for more than a week to place certain ads for a controversial anti-Merkel website created by the Alternative for Germany. The right-wing populist party says it will respond by spending its budget for the project on Facebook instead. By Melanie Amann and Marcel Rosenbach more... Comment ]

German Election Podcast: What You Need To Know About Sunday's Vote

German Election Podcast What You Need To Know About Sunday's Vote

Germans head to the polls this Sunday to elect their next parliament. In our special election podcast, SPIEGEL ONLINE Editor-in-Chief Barbara Hans discusses issues that have shaped the campaign, Angela Merkel's prospects for a fourth term and the likelihood the far right will win seats. more...


Interview with Martin Schulz: 'We Cannot Leave Any Room for the Enemies of Democracy'

Interview with Martin Schulz 'We Cannot Leave Any Room for the Enemies of Democracy'

Social Democratic chancellor candidate Martin Schulz still believes he has a chance of unseating Angela Merkel. DER SPIEGEL spoke to him about the anger many Germans feel against establishment parties and how to deal with authoritarian politicians. Interview Conducted by Klaus Brinkbäumer, Michael Sauga and Veit Medick more... Comment ]

Trump vs. Reality III: On Many Sides

Trump vs. Reality III On Many Sides

An animated reality check of the man who claims to be the greatest U.S. president ever. more... Video ]


The Arrival of Tesla: German Auto Giants Face an Existential Challenge

The Arrival of Tesla German Auto Giants Face an Existential Challenge

BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen have been struggling to adapt to the advent of the electric car, held back by conservatism and internal challenges. Now, Tesla is making inroads in Germany -- and the country's automakers face an uncertain future. By Simon Hage more... Comment ]

Albania: Europe's Last Blue Wonder

Albania Europe's Last Blue Wonder

In Albania, environmentalists, investors and residents are fighting over the construction of new dams. Europe's last remaining wild rivers are imperiled - and with them their unique biotopes. A Multimedia Story by Holger Dambeck and Jonathan Miske more... Comment ]


The Victory of Rage: AfD Sets its Sights on German Parliament

The Victory of Rage AfD Sets its Sights on German Parliament

Even as Chancellor Angela Merkel seems set to win her fourth term, the German campaign has been characterized in some towns by rage and hatred. The right-wing populist AfD is also expecting Election Day success, and it will change German political debate. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

March of the Trolls: Right-Wing Activists Take Aim at German Election

March of the Trolls Right-Wing Activists Take Aim at German Election

Ahead of Germany's general election, an international alliance of extremist online activists is busy inciting on the internet. They're spreading hate, fake news and Kremlin propaganda in an effort to help the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany. By Konstantin von Hammerstein, Roman Höfner and Marcel Rosenbach more...


Open Borders: Uganda Is the Most Refugee-Friendly Country in the World

Open Borders Uganda Is the Most Refugee-Friendly Country in the World

Upon arrival in Uganda, refugees receive a work permit, 900 square meters of land and permission to remain forever. How is the small country in the middle of Africa able to do it? By Christoph Titz and Maria Feck (Photos) in Arua, Uganda more... Comment ]

Interview with Edward Snowden: 'There Is Still Hope - Even for Me'

Interview with Edward Snowden 'There Is Still Hope - Even for Me'

In an interview, whistleblower Edward Snowden discusses his life in Russia, the power of the intelligence apparatuses and how he will continue his battle against all-encompassing surveillance by governments. Interview Conducted by Martin Knobbe and Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]