SPIEGEL ONLINE Reader Competition: How Do We Want To Live?

SPIEGEL ONLINE Reader Competition How Do We Want To Live?

Alone or together? Old and young? Cooperation instead of isolation? For the Social Design Award, we're seeking the best ideas for new ways of living and forward-oriented architecture. By Marianne Wellershoff more...

Arrests in Germany: Syrian Torturers Face Justice in Europe

Arrests in Germany Syrian Torturers Face Justice in Europe

In a first, German authorities have arrested two men accused of being part of the Syrian regime's torture apparatus. Thousands of Syrian residents, and even German citizens, have been caught in Assad's jails, which have been the sites of widespread human rights abuses. By Jörg Diehl, Matthias Gebauer, Christoph Reuter, Vanessa Schlesier, Fidelius Schmid and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]


Four Billion More: What to Do About Massive Population Growth

Four Billion More What to Do About Massive Population Growth

The populations in the poorest countries on earth are doubling every few decades. That necessarily leads to conflict over scarce resources such as land, food and work -- and to more migration to Europe. But there are solutions. By Fiona Ehlers, Bartholomäus Grill, Laura Höflinger and Samiha Shafy more...

Bratwurst and Beer: German Football Struggles to Keep Up with Premier League Glitz

Bratwurst and Beer German Football Struggles to Keep Up with Premier League Glitz

Ahead of the Champions League matches between English and German teams, experts are gushing about the fantastic talent and marketing potential of the Premier League clubs. But why? The Bundesliga has much more to offer than just entertainment. By Hendrik Buchheister, Rafael Buschmann, Gerhard Pfeil, Christoph Winterbach and Michael Wulzinger more... Comment ]


Vexed in Vittel: French Town Becomes a Focal Point in War over Water

Vexed in Vittel French Town Becomes a Focal Point in War over Water

A battle is brewing in Vittel over Nestlé. The groundwater is running low in the French spa town and the multinational conglomerate is fighting for its rights to the commodity -- and for its reputation. By Barbara Supp and Maurice Weiss (Photos) more...

Interview with Obama Adviser Ben Rhodes: 'Trump Is Just Tearing Things Down'

Interview with Obama Adviser Ben Rhodes 'Trump Is Just Tearing Things Down'

Ben Rhodes was a key adviser in the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama. With his memoir now being published in German, DER SPIEGEL spoke with him about the Donald Trump presidency, America's diminished role in the world and Obama's Middle East policy. By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]


Broken Bond: The Little-Known Tragedy of Forced Adoptions in East Germany

Broken Bond The Little-Known Tragedy of Forced Adoptions in East Germany

The East German state had a habit of taking children from politically undesirable parents and giving them up for adoption. It is a horrific aspect of the communist regime that has never received the attention it deserves. That may now be changing. By Annette Großbongardt more...

Archive Debate: Angela Merkel Quits Facebook -- And Raises Concerns

Archive Debate Angela Merkel Quits Facebook -- And Raises Concerns

Angela Merkel's decision to take her Facebook account, with its 2.5 million followers, offline has baffled some members of the German government and raised questions about whether her decision will obscure an important part of the historical record. By Melanie Amann, Roman Höfner and Martin Knobbe more...