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Is the Ugly German Back? Flames of Hate Haunt a Nation

Is the Ugly German Back? Flames of Hate Haunt a Nation

July 24, 2015, 06:52 PM

During the first six months of this year, right-wing extremists in Germany committed attacks against places housing asylum-seekers on an almost daily basis. Many refugees living in the country fear for their lives. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


SPIEGEL Interview with Julian Assange: 'We Are Drowning in Material'

SPIEGEL Interview with Julian Assange: 'We Are Drowning in Material'

July 20, 2015, 12:20 AM

In an interview, Julian Assange, 44, talks about the comeback of the WikiLeaks whistleblowing platform and his desire to provide assistance to a German parliamentary committee that is investigating mass NSA spying. Interview Conducted By Michael Sontheimer more... Comment ]


Victory in Defeat? Alexis Tsipras Has Shown Greeks He Can Save Them

Victory in Defeat? Alexis Tsipras Has Shown Greeks He Can Save Them

July 17, 2015, 08:00 PM

He'll have to implement tougher savings measures than any of his predecessors, despite his fight to end them. But Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras could still come out of the euro crisis as the victor, leading his country for years to come. By Julia Amalia Heyer in Athens more... Comment ]

SPIEGEL Interview with Wolfgang Schäuble: 'There Is No German Dominance'

SPIEGEL Interview with Wolfgang Schäuble: 'There Is No German Dominance'

July 17, 2015, 07:29 PM

Criticism of Germany's role in the recent negotiations over Greece's future has been fierce. SPIEGEL speaks with Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble about the government in Athens, his own feelings about a Grexit and his relationship with Chancellor Merkel. Interview Conducted by Klaus Brinkbäumer, Michael Sauga and Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]

A Government Divided: Schäuble's Push for Grexit Puts Merkel on Defensive

A Government Divided: Schäuble's Push for Grexit Puts Merkel on Defensive

July 17, 2015, 07:12 PM

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble had a plan to push Greece out of the euro zone. Chancellor Merkel wasn't sure what to do about it. The result is widespread resentment of Germany and a damaged Franco-German relationship. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Haphazard and Uninspired: Why Berlin Is World's Most Boring Museum City

Haphazard and Uninspired: Why Berlin Is World's Most Boring Museum City

July 16, 2015, 06:42 PM

As far as major cities go, few other places are in possession of so many treasures that are so poorly exhibited as Berlin. It's as though cultural institutions here go out of their way to keep people from visiting. By Ulrike Knöfel more... Comment ]

'I'm Not a Butcher': An Interview with Islamic State's Architect of Death

'I'm Not a Butcher': An Interview with Islamic State's Architect of Death

July 16, 2015, 11:22 AM

For one and a half years, Abu Abdullah was responsible for organizing Islamic State's suicide bombings in Baghdad. He is one of the organization's rare leading figures to be captured alive. SPIEGEL met with him in a high-security prison in Baghdad. By Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]

The Curaçao Connection: Germany Becomes a Destination for Drug Mules

The Curaçao Connection: Germany Becomes a Destination for Drug Mules

July 13, 2015, 06:10 PM

In 2011, Air Berlin became the first German airline to offer non-stop service to Curaçao. Since then, customs inspectors in Düsseldorf have been battling a serious cocaine smuggling problem. By Andreas Ulrich more... Comment ]

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 ]