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Brewing Conflict over Greece: Germany's Finance Minister Mulls Taking on Merkel

Brewing Conflict over Greece: Germany's Finance Minister Mulls Taking on Merkel

June 12, 2015, 05:55 PM

Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble appears to have given up hope of a satisfactory outcome to the Greek crisis. Unlike the chancellor, he is willing to cut the rope on Athens. But will he dare to dig in his heels and defy Merkel? By Peter Müller, René Pfister and Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]


Hope for Democracy: A Personal View of the Turkish Elections

Hope for Democracy: A Personal View of the Turkish Elections

June 12, 2015, 05:55 PM

Growing up, I was never particularly interested in Turkish politics. But Gezi Park changed my view of the country of my forefathers. Last Sunday's election made me proud. By Özlem Gezer more... Comment ]


Interview with Jeb Bush: 'I Admire the Fact that Germany Is On the Right Path'

Interview with Jeb Bush: 'I Admire the Fact that Germany Is On the Right Path'

June 12, 2015, 05:55 PM

Presumed Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush spoke briefly with SPIEGEL about Greece, Germany's finances and the need to supply weapons to Ukraine. Interview Conducted by Holger Stark more... Comment ]

The Worm Turns: Virus Hunter Kaspersky Becomes the Hunted

The Worm Turns: Virus Hunter Kaspersky Becomes the Hunted

June 10, 2015, 01:57 PM

The Russian IT security firm Kaspersky Lab has discovered a new, powerful cyber weapon, apparently a successor to the notorious Duqu software. But this time the virus hunter itself is a target. Now experts are scrambling to identify who's behind it. By Matthias Gebauer and Marcel Rosenbach more... Comment ]

The TTIP Gap: How a Trans-Atlantic Trade Deal Can Still Be Fixed

The TTIP Gap: How a Trans-Atlantic Trade Deal Can Still Be Fixed

June 08, 2015, 10:41 PM

The European Commission is hoping that a major trade agreement with the US will stimulate the EU economy. But many in Europe fear adverse impacts on the environment and democracy. Negotiators ought to consider a third approach. By Spiegel Staff more... Comment ]

Currency Concerns: Strong Franc Doesn't Dismay Swiss Business Leaders

Currency Concerns: Strong Franc Doesn't Dismay Swiss Business Leaders

June 08, 2015, 07:29 PM

The strong franc poses a serious threat to the export-driven Swiss economy. But the country's captains of industry remain bullish. How come they aren't more worried? By Sven Böll and Horand Knaup more... Comment ]

Modern Duchy: Luxembourg Prime Minister Turns Tradition on Its Head

Modern Duchy: Luxembourg Prime Minister Turns Tradition on Its Head

June 08, 2015, 03:27 PM

Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel is trying to reshape the Grand Duchy into a country as liberal as he is himself. He has introduced gay marriage and curbed the Catholic Church's once powerful influence over the country. By Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

Dirty Dancer: Sepp Blatter's Corrupt Fiefdom Comes Crashing Down

Dirty Dancer: Sepp Blatter's Corrupt Fiefdom Comes Crashing Down

June 05, 2015, 08:05 PM

With his top officials arrested for corruption, FIFA President Sepp Blatter finally recognized that it was time to go. Now, the global football body will have to reinvent itself. But is that even possible anymore? By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Trans-Atlantic Ties: It's Time To Rebuild Trust

Trans-Atlantic Ties: It's Time To Rebuild Trust

June 04, 2015, 04:03 PM

Germany and the United States have close relations politically, but ties between our people are drifting as a result of NSA spying, the report on CIA torture and the planned TTIP trade agreement. A broader dialogue is necessary to deepen the partnership. A Commentary By Karen Donfried and Wolfgang Ischinger more... Comment ]

'Bellingcat Report Doesn't Prove Anything': Expert Criticizes Allegations of Russian MH17 Manipulation

'Bellingcat Report Doesn't Prove Anything': Expert Criticizes Allegations of Russian MH17 Manipulation

June 04, 2015, 12:59 PM

The research group Bellingcat has accused Russia of manipulating satellite images from the MH17 disaster. But German image forensics expert Jens Kriese has criticized the analysis. He says it is impossible to say with any certainty whether Moscow is lying. Interview Conducted By Benjamin Bidder more... Comment ]