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A Child Bride in India: Ramgani's Fight for Independence

A Child Bride in India: Ramgani's Fight for Independence

March 30, 2017, 01:24 PM

Ramgani was married when she was just 14, but she refused to quit her schooling as her father demanded. If her in-laws force her to move in with them, she will flee. By Natalia Otero in Rajasthan, India more... Video ]


Shackles of Tradition in Ethiopia: A Child-Bride at the Mercy of Men

Shackles of Tradition in Ethiopia: A Child-Bride at the Mercy of Men

March 30, 2017, 01:23 PM

Fourteen-year-old Abaynesh wanted to become a doctor. But then she was married and had to break off her schooling to do the housework for her in-laws. It is a fate shared by many girls in Ethiopia. By Natalia Otero in Gindero, Ethiopia more... Video ]

Targeting Terrorists: Germany's Dilemma in Dealing with Islamist Threats

Targeting Terrorists: Germany's Dilemma in Dealing with Islamist Threats

March 23, 2017, 12:13 PM

German police believe there are 602 Islamists living in the country who could be capable of perpetrating a terrorist attack. Politicians want to crack down on possible extremists, but many of the measures under consideration are ineffective or legally dubious. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Myths of Migration: Much of What We Think We Know Is Wrong

Myths of Migration: Much of What We Think We Know Is Wrong

March 21, 2017, 11:51 AM

The debate over migration is plagued by a variety of inaccuracies and misunderstandings -- on both the right and the left. Here is what the research really shows. By Hein de Haas more... Comment ]

Resisting the Siren Song: Stopping the Advance of the Right-Wing Populists

Resisting the Siren Song: Stopping the Advance of the Right-Wing Populists

March 21, 2017, 10:02 AM

The recent election in the Netherlands has sparked hope that the march of the right-wing populists has been halted. But it's important that populism be answered with democratic confidence rather than misguided imitation. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Ullrich Fichtner more... Comment ]


Interview with German Intelligence Chief: 'Coup in Turkey Was Just a Welcome Pretext'

Interview with German Intelligence Chief: 'Coup in Turkey Was Just a Welcome Pretext'

March 20, 2017, 06:10 PM

German intelligence doesn't buy Turkish President Erdogan's claims that last year's coup attempt was backed by the Gülen movement. BND chief Bruno Kahl, 54, speaks with SPIEGEL about Turkey, possible Russian interference in German elections and what to expect from Islamic State. Interview Conducted by Martin Knobbe, Fidelius Schmid and Alfred Weinzierl more... Comment ]

SPIEGEL Interview with Emmanuel Macron: 'I Am Offering the French Renewal'

SPIEGEL Interview with Emmanuel Macron: 'I Am Offering the French Renewal'

March 17, 2017, 06:29 PM

In an interview, French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron discusses his surprise political ascent, the desire of many for a new kind of politics and the necessity of widespread reforms in his country. Interview Conducted by Julia Amalia Heyer and Britta Sandberg more... Comment ]


PEDs on the Pitch: The Lie of Drug-Free Football

PEDs on the Pitch: The Lie of Drug-Free Football

March 17, 2017, 06:02 PM

It is often said that taking performance enhancing drugs makes no sense for soccer players. Then why do so many do so? An internal list from the World Anti-Doping Agency reveals the substances players have been caught using. And shows that football officials seek to play down the issue. By Rafael Buschmann, Lukas Eberle, Christoph Henrichs and Gerhard Pfeil more... Comment ]

Countdown to the Election: How Emmanuel Macron Upended French Politics

Countdown to the Election: How Emmanuel Macron Upended French Politics

March 17, 2017, 04:06 PM

Emmanuel Macron is the most unconventional French presidential candidate in decades, and if he keeps his momentum, he could keep Marine Le Pen from taking power. His promise to voters: the building of a new France. By Julia Amalia Heyer more... Comment ]


A Triumph of Reason: Dutch Election Slows Europe's Populists

A Triumph of Reason: Dutch Election Slows Europe's Populists

March 16, 2017, 01:24 PM

Prime Minister Mark Rutte has decisively won the Dutch national election, with right-wing populist Geert Wilders trailing far behind. The incumbent leader played the country's tensions with Turkey to his own advantage -- his victory is good news for Europe. An Analysis by Claus Hecking more... Comment ]