Spying Scandal: German Intelligence Also Snooped on White House

Spying Scandal German Intelligence Also Snooped on White House

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is famous for the terse remark she made after learning her mobile phone had been tapped by the NSA. "Spying among friends, that isn't done." As it turns out, Germany was spying on America too, even targeting the White House. By Maik Baumgärtner, Martin Knobbe and Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]

The Mica Children: Fighting for Survival in India's Deadly Mines

The Mica Children Fighting for Survival in India's Deadly Mines

They work in India's mines to supply the cosmetics and car paint industries. And sometimes they die. A Visual Story By Marius Münstermann and Christian Werner more...


A Preventable Tragedy Millions Around The World Are Still Threatened with Starvation

Every ninth person on the planet suffers from hunger. The situation is so dire in some countries that 20 million people are at acute risk of death by starvation. How is this possible at a time of a global food surplus? By Bartholomäus Grill, Laura Höflinger, Katrin Kuntz, Michaela Schießl and Samiha Shafy more... Comment ]

Deadly Dilemma: EU Leans on Libyan Military to Stop Migrants

Deadly Dilemma EU Leans on Libyan Military to Stop Migrants

Summer offers perfect conditions for migrants seeking to cross the Mediterranean from North Africa to Europe. Aid organizations are trying to prevent them from drowning, but the EU has partnered with Libya to stop them. By Clemens Höges and Claas Meyer-Heuer more... Comment ]


'Welcome To Hell': Hamburg Girds for 100,000 G-20 Protestors

'Welcome To Hell' Hamburg Girds for 100,000 G-20 Protestors

When the leaders of the world's most powerful economies descend on Hamburg next month, the city will be a virtual fortress with the deployment of 20,000 police. Officials believe violent protests are likely. By Laura Backes, Maik Baumgärtner, Hubert Gude and Gunther Latsch more... Comment ]

A German Giant The Political Legacy of Helmut Kohl

He was the chancellor who reunited Germany and advanced European unification. He governed longer than any other German leader before him and became a global statesman who dedicated his life to his country, even if scandals threatened to obscure parts of his legacy. By Wolfram Bickerich more... Comment ]


Firing at Democracy: The Toxic State of America

Firing at Democracy The Toxic State of America

The attack on Republican members of Congress in the United States this week is a product of America's increasingly toxic political climate. Democracy is at stake in a country where two, deeply divided sides are no longer capable of reasonable debate. A Commentary by Christoph Scheuermann in Washington, D.C. more... Comment ]

Stumbling to the Starting Line: Brexit Talks Set to Begin amid Chaos in London

Stumbling to the Starting Line Brexit Talks Set to Begin amid Chaos in London

Britain's crippled Prime Minister Theresa May is stumbling into Brexit negotiations, which are set to finally begin next week. She is doing all she can to cling to power, but recent elections mean it isn't even clear what kind of Brexit Britain wants. By Peter Müller and Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]


Misguided Euro Skepticism: The Dangerous Nationalism of Europe's Left

Misguided Euro Skepticism The Dangerous Nationalism of Europe's Left

Rather than embracing euroskeptics on the populist right, Europe's leftists should throw their support behind center-left French President Macron's policies to create a stronger eurozone. The alternative is a splintered left and stronger right. An Essay By Michael Sauga more... Comment ]