Five Minutes to Trump: Lies and Lapses on the US Campaign Trail

Five Minutes to Trump Lies and Lapses on the US Campaign Trail

Donald Trump is a proven liar. But Hillary Clinton is a flawed candidate as well. With eight weeks to go until Americans go to the polls, the prospect of a notorious charlatan moving into the White House is looking more realistic than ever. By Klaus Brinkbäumer, Veit Medick, Gordon Repinski and Holger Stark more... Comment ]

War on Doctors: The Deadly Business of War-Zone Medical Care

War on Doctors The Deadly Business of War-Zone Medical Care

With governments bombing hospitals and militias attacking medical staff, the work of Doctors without Borders is in jeopardy. Rules to protect aid workers in war zones are increasingly being ignored. By Katrin Kuntz more... Comment ]


Juncker-Schulz Partnership: A Test for EU Democracy

Juncker-Schulz Partnership A Test for EU Democracy

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Parliament President Martin Schulz entered office pledging to make the European Union more democratic. Now, the two appear more worried about helping each other keep their jobs. By Peter Müller more... Comment ]

Down and Out? How Merkel Could Win Re-Election Next Year

Down and Out? How Merkel Could Win Re-Election Next Year

With national elections just a year away, many have written Angela Merkel off. Yet even as her party continues to suffer in state elections, there are a host of reasons why the chancellor can hope for a fourth term -- assuming she decides to run. An Analysis by Roland Nelles more... Comment ]


Never Ending War: Why The Cease-Fire in Syria Won't Help

Never Ending War Why The Cease-Fire in Syria Won't Help

The cease-fire agreed to by Russia and the United States in Syria means that Aleppo and other devastated cities have been given a chance to breathe. But the temporary calm is unlikely to bring us any closer to the end of the war. By Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]

An Interview with Seehofer: 'We Want a Solution to the Immigration Problem'

An Interview with Seehofer 'We Want a Solution to the Immigration Problem'

For months, the refugee policy rift between Chancellor Angela Merkel and her nominal political ally Horst Seehofer, the powerful governor of Bavaria, has been widening. In an interview with SPIEGEL, Seehofer says the rift could worsen if Merkel doesn't agree to a hard ceiling on immigration. Interview Conducted by Markus Feldenkirchen and Ralf Neukirch more... Comment ]


Interrail Journey: Europe Through the Eyes of the Next Generation

Interrail Journey Europe Through the Eyes of the Next Generation

A quarter million young Europeans spent this summer rolling through the Continent on an Interrail ticket. Conversations with the travelers reveal a younger generation that understands the EU better than their elders might think. By Juan Moreno more... Comment ]

Uprising in Kashmir: 'If We Protest, the Soldiers Will Shoot at Us'

Uprising in Kashmir 'If We Protest, the Soldiers Will Shoot at Us'

The killing by Indian security forces of a 15-year-old boy in Kashmir has become a rallying point for human rights groups over India's controversial use of pellet guns. The recent death is only the latest in a long-brewing independence battle in the contested region. By Fahad Shah more... Comment ]


Merkel's Challenge: Navigating the Post-Fact Era

Merkel's Challenge Navigating the Post-Fact Era

Angela Merkel used to be celebrated for her composed determination and sober analysis of the facts. Now, though, her refusal to own up to her mistakes makes her look stubborn -- and facts have lost their importance. A SPIEGEL Editorial by Klaus Brinkbäumer more... Comment ]