Opinion: Why There Should Be No Exit from Brexit

Opinion Why There Should Be No Exit from Brexit

Brexit has plunged British politics into a state of chaos. Will the country now choose to remain in the European Union? The odds of that happening are rising, but it wouldn't be a good idea -- neither for Britain nor for the EU. A Commentary by Markus Becker more... Comment ]

Eurozone Reform: The Sputtering German-French Motor

Eurozone Reform The Sputtering German-French Motor

Once considered the motor of the European Union, the German-French partnership no longer has the clout it once did. That has recently become apparent in struggling efforts to reform the common currency zone. By Christian Reiermann and Peter Müller more... Comment ]


Kramp-Karrenbauer's Win: Rough Road Ahead for the Merkel Dynasty

Kramp-Karrenbauer's Win Rough Road Ahead for the Merkel Dynasty

German Chancellor Angela Merkel wanted to hand over the leadership of the Christian Democratic Union to Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and on Friday she got her wish. But the party is deeply divided and keeping the CDU together is task No. 1. A Commentary by René Pfister more... Comment ]

French Protests: Macron's Ghosts Return To Haunt Him

French Protests Macron's Ghosts Return To Haunt Him

The protests by the yellow vests against French President Emmanuel Macron aren't showing any signs of letting up despite concessions made by the government. Where is this anger coming from? By Julia Amalia Heyer and Katrin Kuntz more... Comment ]


Chinese Prison Camps (Part 3): Suffering in Solitary

Chinese Prison Camps (Part 3) Suffering in Solitary

In China's prison camps, there are no human rights. Three former inmates talk about the torture they were exposed to on a daily basis, and about the psychic scars that resulted. more...

'A Favor': Dirty Alliance between Player Agents and a Team Executive

'A Favor' Dirty Alliance between Player Agents and a Team Executive

As an executive at Bayer Leverkusen, Jonas Boldt played the role of accomplice to a trio of player agents. The case shines a spotlight on the greed pervasive in professional football. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Addressing the Inevitable: Preparations Begin for the Climate Change Deluge

Addressing the Inevitable Preparations Begin for the Climate Change Deluge

Global sea levels are rising steadily as a result of climate change and the IPCC believes the deluge has already begun. What will it mean for humankind? And what changes will this bring to our coasts and our way of life? By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Escalating Tension: Russia Tries to Strangle Ukraine with New Maritime Strategy

Escalating Tension Russia Tries to Strangle Ukraine with New Maritime Strategy

Russia is adopting a new tactic in its ongoing conflict with Ukraine by cutting off the latter's access to its important ports in the Sea of Azov. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has tried to use the situation to his own advantage -- without much success. By Christian Esch more... Comment ]


'It Was Rough': New Documents Emerge in Ronaldo Rape Allegations

'It Was Rough' New Documents Emerge in Ronaldo Rape Allegations

Cristiano Ronaldo continues to make his fans happy on the field. Off of it, however, things aren't looking so bright: A woman has accused him of raping her in 2009, and there is an extremely sensitive document that supports her story. His lawyers say it is a fabrication. Is it? By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Golden Age A Billionaire Backer and the Murky Finances of the AfD

All eyes are on the AfD's finances following reports of large donations from Switzerland and Holland. Now, reporting has revealed that the right-wing party has enjoyed big-money support from the very beginning. By Melanie Amann, Sven Becker and Sven Röbel more... Comment ]