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Normandy Secrets: Forgotten Nazi Arms Caches a Bonanza for Historians

Normandy Secrets: Forgotten Nazi Arms Caches a Bonanza for Historians

July 13, 2015, 05:58 PM

For decades, a vast network of Nazi arms caches and supply depots in the forest of Normandy lay forgotten. Now, research shows the extent to which the Wehrmacht sought to defend itself against the impending Allied invasion. By Frank Thadeusz more... Comment ]


The Fate of Greece: Decision Time for Tsipras and Merkel

The Fate of Greece: Decision Time for Tsipras and Merkel

July 10, 2015, 06:11 PM

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has gambled away all support in Brussels. Now, he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have to make a momentous decision. Meanwhile, Greece's creditors are divided about how to proceed. more... Comment ]


Opinion: Why a Grexit Must Be Avoided

Opinion: Why a Grexit Must Be Avoided

July 10, 2015, 06:10 PM

Europe is preparing for a Grexit and German voters would like to see the country leave the common currency regime. That, though, would be the wrong move. A Grexit must be avoided at all costs. A Commentary by Mathieu von Rohr more... Comment ]

Greek Foreign Minister Kotzias: 'The Principle of Hope Is Very Powerful'

Greek Foreign Minister Kotzias: 'The Principle of Hope Is Very Powerful'

July 10, 2015, 06:10 PM

In a SPIEGEL interview, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias discusses the recent referendum and explains why he believes the power of hope might help revive Greece's fortunes. Interview Conducted by Manfred Ertel more... Comment ]

Web of Surveillance: East German Snitching Went Far Beyond the Stasi

Web of Surveillance: East German Snitching Went Far Beyond the Stasi

July 10, 2015, 05:05 PM

Everyone knows about the Stasi and the extent to which it spied on the East German populace. But that was only a small part of the informing that went on. New research shows that snitching was vastly more common than previously thought. By Peter Wensierski more... Comment ]

America's Greece: Fixing Puerto Rico Could Provide Answers for Europe

America's Greece: Fixing Puerto Rico Could Provide Answers for Europe

July 08, 2015, 10:58 AM

The Greek crisis could have been stopped years ago if European politicians hadn't been so stubborn. They should have followed the example set by the United States in dealing with Puerto Rico's problems. An Essay By Barry Eichengreen more... Comment ]

Opinion: Merkel Must End Devil's Pact with America

Opinion: Merkel Must End Devil's Pact with America

July 07, 2015, 11:37 PM

Following the latest revelations about surveillance by the United States on the German government and media, it is high time for Chancellor Angela Merkel to take action against the systematic spying. By Markus Feldenkirchen more... Comment ]

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The Baltic Front:

July 03, 2015, 09:22 PM


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Operation 'Ochi': Zero Hour for Greece

Operation 'Ochi': Zero Hour for Greece

July 03, 2015, 08:42 PM

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has led his country into chaos. Divisions in Greek society are growing and Sunday's referendum may not be enough to pull the country back from the brink. By Julia Amalia Heyer, Katrin Kuntz and Alexander Smoltczyk more... Comment ]

Angela's Ashes: How Merkel Failed Greece and Europe

Angela's Ashes: How Merkel Failed Greece and Europe

July 03, 2015, 08:17 PM

Angela Merkel relishes her reputation as queen of Europe. But she hasn't learned how to use her power, instead allowing a bad situation to heat up to the boiling point. Her inability to take unpopular stances badly exacerbated the Greek crisis. By Peter Müller and René Pfister more... Comment ]

An Attack on Press Freedom: SPIEGEL Targeted by US Intelligence

An Attack on Press Freedom: SPIEGEL Targeted by US Intelligence

July 03, 2015, 06:05 PM

Revelations from WikiLeaks published this week show how boundlessly and comprehensively American intelligence services spied on the German government. It has now emerged that the US also conducted surveillance against SPIEGEL. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]