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2018 Social Design Award: We're Looking For Good Ideas For a Vibrant Neighborhood!

2018 Social Design Award: We're Looking For Good Ideas For a Vibrant Neighborhood!

April 23, 2018, 06:20 PM

Get on board! For the big readers' competition hosted by SPIEGEL ONLINE and SPIEGEL WISSEN, we're looking for projects and initiatives in which neighbors get involved and connect with each other. more...


The Power of the Algorithms: Pedro Domingos on the Arms Race in Artificial Intelligence

The Power of the Algorithms: Pedro Domingos on the Arms Race in Artificial Intelligence

April 16, 2018, 05:10 PM

In an interview, best-selling author and machine-learning expert Pedro Domingos discusses the global competition to take the lead in artificial intelligence, the advance of autocrats and the threats modern technology presents to Western democracies. Interview Conducted by Christoph Scheuermann and Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]

En Marche One Year On: How Macron's Movement Is Transforming French Politics

En Marche One Year On: How Macron's Movement Is Transforming French Politics

April 16, 2018, 10:58 AM

Nearly one year ago, Emmanuel Macron became the president of France. Since then, members of his En Marche movement have begun reimagining the world of French politics while governing the country at the same time. Can it work? By Julia Amalia Heyer more... Comment ]


Donald Trump's War Games: Why Intervening in Syria Is the Wrong Move

Donald Trump's War Games: Why Intervening in Syria Is the Wrong Move

April 13, 2018, 06:27 PM

U.S. President Donald Trump this week issued a Twitter threat to Russia and hinted that America would soon attack Syria. But even if Assad does deserve punishment for again using chemical weapons, the urge to intervene should be resisted. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Christiane Hoffmann more... Comment ]

'Get Ready Russia': Donald Trump Is Stuck In The Syrian Quagmire

'Get Ready Russia': Donald Trump Is Stuck In The Syrian Quagmire

April 13, 2018, 06:14 PM

Following last weekend's suspected chemical weapons attack, the Syrian conflict could escalate once again. U.S. President Donald Trump's Twitter threat and Russian response show just how dangerous the situation has become. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Priced Out: Rising Rents Are Putting the Squeeze on Germans

Priced Out: Rising Rents Are Putting the Squeeze on Germans

April 13, 2018, 05:57 PM

Housing shortages have become a serious issue in many German cities, where there is a shortfall around 2 million affordable apartments. A new study shows that the problem is hitting low-earners hard. By Markus Dettmer and Hannah Knuth more... Comment ]

A Woman's World in the Caucasus: Nagorno-Karabakh's Grand Experiment

A Woman's World in the Caucasus: Nagorno-Karabakh's Grand Experiment

April 10, 2018, 05:56 PM

The small, renegade republic of Nagorno-Karabakh in the Caucasus is deeply patriachal. But for the last several years, more and more women have been rising to positions of leadership in the government, courts and universities. The development has changed the country. By Fiona Ehlers more... Comment ]


Hungarian Elections: What Orbán's Third Win Could Mean for Europe

Hungarian Elections: What Orbán's Third Win Could Mean for Europe

April 09, 2018, 04:52 PM

With his strong election victory on Sunday, Hungary's Viktor Orbán exceeded all expectations. What will the party's third win mean for Europe? By Keno Verseck more... Comment ]

Poisoned Dialogue: Skripal Case Descends into a Propaganda War

Poisoned Dialogue: Skripal Case Descends into a Propaganda War

April 07, 2018, 10:04 AM

In its rush to assign guilt to Moscow for the nerve agent attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter, the British government now finds itself on the defensive. Some German politicians have their doubts. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Former Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams: 'It's Still My View That the Use of Armed Actions Is Legitimate'

Former Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams: 'It's Still My View That the Use of Armed Actions Is Legitimate'

April 06, 2018, 06:03 PM

April 10 marks the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement that brought tentative peace to Northern Ireland. In an interview, Gerry Adams, the deal's co-architect, discusses the ongoing conflict and why Brexit could become a curse -- or a blessing -- for the region. Interview Conducted by Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]

Opinion: German Court Made Right Decision in Releasing Puigdemont

Opinion: German Court Made Right Decision in Releasing Puigdemont

April 06, 2018, 06:03 PM

A German court ruled Thursday to temporarily release Catalonian separatist leader Carles Puigdemont. The case is still under review, but the judges have lifted the most serious charge the former leader faced. It was the correct decision. By Dietmar Hipp more... Comment ]