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The Social Design Awards: Good Ideas for Improving Our Streets

The Social Design Awards: Good Ideas for Improving Our Streets

April 27, 2016, 05:15 PM

Turning asphalt roads into vibrant, animated streets isnt just the goal of many residents -- it's also the theme of the third annual Social Design Awards from SPIEGEL ONLINE and SPIEGEL Wissen. We're looking for fresh ideas to bring our roads to life. By Marianne Wellershoff more...



The 'Freital Group': German Prosecutors Go After Right-Wing Terrorism

The 'Freital Group': German Prosecutors Go After Right-Wing Terrorism

April 22, 2016, 07:37 PM

Local prosecutors in a German state believed a group had sought to intimidate refugees. But federal prosecutors have now taken over the case, accusing members of being part of a far-right terror cell that may have been out to kill. By Steffen Winter more... Comment ]

Satire Affair: Turkish-Germans Caught Between Two Nations

Satire Affair: Turkish-Germans Caught Between Two Nations

April 22, 2016, 06:00 PM

An insulting poem about Turkish President Erdogan by German comedian Jan Böhmermann has set off widespread anger among German-Turkish people. But why is the community so attached to the Turkish president? By Serdar Somuncu more... Comment ]

Donald Tusk on Refugee Crisis: We Can Never Negotiate Our Values with Erdogan

Donald Tusk on Refugee Crisis: We Can Never Negotiate Our Values with Erdogan

April 22, 2016, 05:41 PM

Tough policies on migration do not rule out humanitarian goals in the EU, the European Council president argues in an editorial. But Europe must also set clear limits on the concessions it is willing to make with its partners in resolving the refugee crisis. A Commentary By Donald Tusk more... Comment ]

Vibrant, Noisy and Booming: Welcome to the New Moscow

Vibrant, Noisy and Booming: Welcome to the New Moscow

April 22, 2016, 02:48 PM

Moscow was long in the hands of criminals and the nouveau riche. Today, Europe's biggest metropolis is undergoing rapid change. It is becoming more open and more cosmopolitan, despite Putin's nationalism. By Christian Neef and Matthias Schepp more... Comment ]

Attacking Beer Purity: The Twilight of Germany's Reinheitsgebot

Attacking Beer Purity: The Twilight of Germany's Reinheitsgebot

April 21, 2016, 09:43 PM

Germany's beer purity law celebrates its 500th birthday this weekend. The strict brewing rules are world-famous, but they also limit experimentation. With a rise of craft brewers and the loss of key legal battles, does the proud tradition have a future? By Nils Klawitter more... Comment ]

Failed State: Can a Unity Government Succeed in Divided Libya?

Failed State: Can a Unity Government Succeed in Divided Libya?

April 20, 2016, 03:53 PM

The UN is trying to establish a unity government in Libya. But with competing governments, an expanding Islamic State and migrant smuggling as a primary source of income in the country, finding success will not be easy. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Expedition BeyondTomorrow: The Fit Children of Seinäjoki

Expedition BeyondTomorrow: The Fit Children of Seinäjoki

April 20, 2016, 02:42 PM

The Finnish city Seinäjoki has successfully tackled the problem of obesity in children with a program emphasizing physical fitness and better nutrition in schools. Can the lessons learned here also be applied in Germany and elsewhere in the world? more...

Kurdish Opposition Leader Demirtas: 'Erdogan Wants a Caliphate'

Kurdish Opposition Leader Demirtas: 'Erdogan Wants a Caliphate'

April 19, 2016, 11:17 AM

Kurdish opposition leader Selahattin Demirtas, 43, says that his HDP party wants a cease-fire in the ongoing battle between Turkish troops and Kurds in southeastern Turkey. But, he says, Turkish President Erdogan isn't willing to listen. Interview Conducted by Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]