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V for Victoria: Catalans Want Independence Too

V for Victoria: Catalans Want Independence Too

September 10, 2014, 11:04 AM

Catalonia wants to join Scotland in holding an independence referendum. But the Spanish constitution doesn't allow for secession. Nationalists in Barcelona are prepared to push the vote through anyway. By Helene Zuber more... Comment ]


Michael Ignatieff Interview: 'Those Fighting Islamic State Are the Lesser Evil'

Michael Ignatieff Interview: 'Those Fighting Islamic State Are the Lesser Evil'

September 09, 2014, 05:47 PM

In an interview, Harvard professor and UN advisor Michael Ignatieff discusses his concept of the responsibility to protect civilian populations threatened by genocide, German weapons deliveries to the Kurds in Iraq and the idea of a deal with Assad to bring peace to Syria. Interview Conducted By Erich Follath more... Comment ]


'His Father Had Lied to Us': German Doctor Shares Harrowing Ebola Encounter

'His Father Had Lied to Us': German Doctor Shares Harrowing Ebola Encounter

September 09, 2014, 04:29 PM

After the discovery of Ebola at the only children's hospital in Sierra Leone, nurses and doctors alike fled. German physician Werner Strahl of the aid organzation Cap Anamur, who stayed behind to provide care amidst the chaos, shares his story. Compiled from an Interview by Katrin Elger more... Comment ]

Gateway to Hell: The Threat of Ebola Grows Worse

Gateway to Hell: The Threat of Ebola Grows Worse

September 08, 2014, 06:21 PM

With Ebola spreading rapidly in Nigeria and other parts of West Africa, international organizations fear the number of infections could exceed 20,000. Experts are calling for the industrialized world to do more to help stop the virus. By Katrin Elger, Veronika Hackenbroch, Horand Knaup, Gordon Repinski and Samiha Shafy more... Comment ]

Putin's New Russia: What the Future May Hold for Eastern Ukraine

Putin's New Russia: What the Future May Hold for Eastern Ukraine

September 08, 2014, 04:23 PM

The fragile cease-fire in Ukraine appears to be holding, but President Vladimir Putin still has the upper hand. Increasingly, it looks like he intends to establish a Russian protectorate in eastern Ukraine. By Benjamin Bidder, Markus Feldenkirchen, Marc Hujer and Matthias Schepp more... Comment ]

Hipster Village: Berlin Nightlife Grows Up

Hipster Village: Berlin Nightlife Grows Up

September 04, 2014, 01:58 PM

For a decade, Bar 25 was one of Berlin's wildest clubs. Now, its founders want to create a new development on the site. It is to cater to former clubbers and preserve an element of 1990s Berlin. But the hurdles are high. By Philipp Oehmke more... Comment ]

France and Friends: Merkel Increasingly Isolated on Austerity

France and Friends: Merkel Increasingly Isolated on Austerity

September 03, 2014, 04:41 PM

The debate over Germany's insistence on euro-zone austerity has flared anew as an ailing France continues to demand economic stimulus. The European Central Bank may now be siding with Paris, leaving Merkel looking increasingly alone. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Rosneft President Igor Sechin: 'Russia Didn't Initiate the Ukraine Crisis'

Rosneft President Igor Sechin: 'Russia Didn't Initiate the Ukraine Crisis'

September 02, 2014, 06:50 PM

Igor Sechin, head of the oil giant Rosneft, is considered by many to be the second most powerful man in Russia. In an interview, he speaks with SPIEGEL about natural gas deliveries to Europe, the Ukraine crisis and the damage caused by economic sanctions. Interview Conducted by Gerald Traufetter and Matthias Schepp more... Comment ]

Undeclared War: Putin's Covert Invasion of Eastern Ukraine

Undeclared War: Putin's Covert Invasion of Eastern Ukraine

September 02, 2014, 06:00 PM

Moscow has continued to deny direct involvement in the fighting in eastern Ukraine. But evidence to the contrary continues to mount. NATO says up to 1,000 Russian soldiers have joined the fray and the pro-Russian separatists have made a remarkable turnaround. By Benjamin Bidder, Moritz Gathmann, Christian Neef and Matthias Schepp more... Comment ]

Failed Diplomacy: NATO Hardliners Push for Firmer Stance against Russia

Failed Diplomacy: NATO Hardliners Push for Firmer Stance against Russia

September 01, 2014, 06:14 PM

After months of failed telephone diplomacy between Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin, hardliners are gaining the upper hand in discussions over the appropriate response to Russia. They may soon prevail with demands that go far beyond new economic sanctions. By Nikolaus Blome, Christiane Hoffmann, Ralf Neukirch and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

Islamist Influx: Several Radicalized Ex-German Soldiers in Iraq

Islamist Influx: Several Radicalized Ex-German Soldiers in Iraq

September 01, 2014, 12:20 PM

Germany on Sunday presented the list of weapons it plans to send to the Kurds in northern Iraq. Some of them, though, may end up being used against former German soldiers. SPIEGEL has learned that 20 ex-Bundeswehr troops have joined jihadists in the region. more... Comment ]