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Black Thursday: Europe in Shock over Brexit

Black Thursday: Europe in Shock over Brexit

June 24, 2016, 10:09 AM

The unbelievable has happened: The British have voted to leave the EU, with Brexiteers scoring a narrow victory. The only certainty at the moment is that Europe and Britain now face great uncertainty. By Christian Teevs in London more... Comment ]


Thatcher Biographer: How the Tories Turned Against the EU

Thatcher Biographer: How the Tories Turned Against the EU

June 23, 2016, 11:49 AM

Britain's Tories were once a pro-European party. They only shifted course in the later stages of Margaret Thatcher's era as prime minister. The Iron Lady's official biographer explains how erstwhile Europhiles became Euroskeptics. Interview Conducted by Christoph Scheuermann more... Video | Comment ]


Don't Leave Us! Why Germany Needs the British

Don't Leave Us! Why Germany Needs the British

June 22, 2016, 11:57 AM

In just under two weeks, the people will decide if they want to remain in the EU or not. Brexit would be a catastrophe for everyone, including the UK itself. Why we need the British and the British need us. An Appeal. By Peter Müller, Christoph Pauly and Christoph Scheuermann more... Video | Comment ]

Betting the Banks: Will Brexit Be End of Party for London?

Betting the Banks: Will Brexit Be End of Party for London?

June 21, 2016, 04:42 PM

London is the world's leading financial capital, ahead of New York, Hong Kong and Singapore. The city placed its bets on globalization and won, attracting both legitimate and shady business with its lax rules. A vote in favor of Brexit could jeopardize its position. By Martin Hesse in London more... Comment ]

New Era of Brutality: When Violence Is No Longer Taboo

New Era of Brutality: When Violence Is No Longer Taboo

June 20, 2016, 10:18 AM

What's truly scary about the horrifying attacks that have recently taken place in Orlando, England and France isn't just the number of victims -- it's that the acts themselves are impossible to understand. An Editorial by Christiane Hoffmann more... Comment ]

Terrorist Attacks: Why It's So Hard to Track a 'Lone Wolf'

Terrorist Attacks: Why It's So Hard to Track a 'Lone Wolf'

June 17, 2016, 06:32 PM

So-called "lone wolf" terrorists, like the man behind the mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, are difficult for authorities to monitor -- but Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric is no solution. By Peter Bergen more... Comment ]

Commission Complaints: Juncker's Leadership Style Under the Microscope

Commission Complaints: Juncker's Leadership Style Under the Microscope

June 17, 2016, 06:10 PM

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is increasingly under fire because of his unilateral style of leadership. Officials in Berlin and Brussels are losing their patience and EU legal experts have cast doubt on some of his methods. By Peter Müller, Christoph Pauly, Christian Reiermann and Ralf Neukirch more... Comment ]

Suspected Sleeper Cell: Was Islamic State Really Planning an Attack in Germany?

Suspected Sleeper Cell: Was Islamic State Really Planning an Attack in Germany?

June 17, 2016, 10:27 AM

In early June, German investigators arrested several suspected members of an IS sleeper cell. A member of the group had turned himself in, claiming that plans were underway for an attack in Düsseldorf. Can he be trusted? The authorities are unsure. By SPIEGEL Staff. more... Comment ]

Shooting Star: French Economics Minister Macron Means Business

Shooting Star: French Economics Minister Macron Means Business

June 16, 2016, 05:36 PM

Emmanuel Macron isn't afraid of telling it like it is -- he has called for reforms and criticized his own government. Many are pegging him as a possible successor to François Hollande. By Julia Amalia Heyer more... Comment ]

Donating to the Developing World: I Want to Help, But How?

Donating to the Developing World: I Want to Help, But How?

June 16, 2016, 02:55 PM

Development aid isn't as helpful as it is reputed to be. Benjamin Maack learned that lesson while researching where his help could be most helpful. Simply donating money isn't enough. more...

Scotland and the Referendum: Fears of the Exit after Brexit

Scotland and the Referendum: Fears of the Exit after Brexit

June 16, 2016, 11:29 AM

The Scots would clearly prefer to stay in the EU, but even here, there are pockets of voters who may support Britain's withdrawal. If the UK does leave, will it increase prospects for a renewed Scottish independence vote? By Vera Kämper in Glasgow and Edinburgh (Article and Photos) more... Comment ]