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Paradise Lost: How Tourists Are Destroying the Places They Love

Paradise Lost: How Tourists Are Destroying the Places They Love

August 21, 2018, 01:20 PM

Travel is no longer a luxury good. Airlines like Ryanair and EasyJet have contributed to a form of mass tourism that has made local residents feel like foreigners in cities like Barcelona and Rome. The infrastructure is buckling under the pressure. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


A City Tries To Save Itself: Amsterdam Seeks To Rein in Tourists

A City Tries To Save Itself: Amsterdam Seeks To Rein in Tourists

August 21, 2018, 11:44 AM

In recent years, it has become increasingly clear that Amsterdam, a city of 850,000, is unable to cope with the 18 million tourists who visit each year. City planners are experimenting with ways of limiting their numbers. more... Comment ]

Corbyn's Anti-Semitism Problem: Labour Stumbles in Polls as Accusations Mount

Corbyn's Anti-Semitism Problem: Labour Stumbles in Polls as Accusations Mount

August 21, 2018, 11:16 AM

Does the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn's leadership have an anti-Semitism problem? The debate refuses to go away and new pictures from Tunisia have added fuel to the fire. By Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]


Hot Heads: Erdogan-Trump Tiff Endangers Turkish Economy and NATO

Hot Heads: Erdogan-Trump Tiff Endangers Turkish Economy and NATO

August 17, 2018, 06:03 PM

The Turkish economy is collapsing and President Erdogan is engaged in a bitter battle with U.S. President Donald Trump. NATO could turn out to be the loser, while Moscow is the primary beneficiary. By Tim Bartz, Maximilian Popp and Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]

Victor's Logic: Syria's Uncertain Future under Bashar Assad

Victor's Logic: Syria's Uncertain Future under Bashar Assad

August 16, 2018, 03:50 PM

After seven years of war, Syrian dictator Bashar Assad has three-quarters of the country back under his control. But with Western reconstruction funding still tied to his departure, the future is murky. By Christoph Reuter, Fritz Schaap and Christian Werner (Fotos) more... Comment ]


Interview with Afghan Pop Star Aryana Sayeed: 'I Am Very Aware of the Danger'

Interview with Afghan Pop Star Aryana Sayeed: 'I Am Very Aware of the Danger'

August 15, 2018, 11:14 AM

Aryana Sayeed, 33, is the only internationally known pop act in Afghanistan. She is adored by youth -- and hunted by the Taliban. Interview Conducted By Susanne Koelbl more... Video ]

The Looming Crisis: What If Iran Becomes the Next Syria?

The Looming Crisis: What If Iran Becomes the Next Syria?

August 14, 2018, 05:15 PM

Donald Trump's Iran policy is a threat to European security. It's time for the EU to stand up to the U.S. president. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial By Christiane Hoffmann more...


The End of the Bailout: Greece Is Back on the Grid, But Recovery Remains Elusive

The End of the Bailout: Greece Is Back on the Grid, But Recovery Remains Elusive

August 14, 2018, 12:29 PM

On August 20, the third aid package for Greece will end, marking the end -- for now -- of the country's debt crisis. But the country's slow economic growth and grim demographic outlook mean that even without the onerous rules attached to its repayments, it faces an uphill battle. By Giorgos Christides and Tobias Rapp more... Comment ]

Voting by Smartphone: Quick and Easy, Just Not Very Secure

Voting by Smartphone: Quick and Easy, Just Not Very Secure

August 13, 2018, 05:57 PM

With the U.S. midterm election approaching, concerns about cybersecurity and Russian meddling are mounting. The state of West Virginia has chosen now, of all times, to introduce smartphone voting. By Angela Gruber and Patrick Beuth more... Comment ]


Former Catalan President Puigdemont: 'I Don't Like Being in Exile'

Former Catalan President Puigdemont: 'I Don't Like Being in Exile'

August 13, 2018, 05:43 PM

In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont talks about fleeing Spain, his detention in Germany and the future of the independence movement. Interview Conducted By Helene Zuber and Mathieu von Rohr more... Comment ]