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2019 Social Design Award: Good Ideas for How We Want To Live

2019 Social Design Award: Good Ideas for How We Want To Live

February 19, 2019

The theme of this year's Social Design Award, presented by SPIEGEL ONLINE and SPIEGEL WISSEN for the sixth time, is about how we want to live, what new forms of living there are and the architecture that is necessary to make this happen. more...


Bratwurst and Beer: German Football Struggles to Keep Up with Premier League Glitz

Bratwurst and Beer: German Football Struggles to Keep Up with Premier League Glitz

February 15, 2019, 06:02 PM

Ahead of the Champions League matches between English and German teams, experts are gushing about the fantastic talent and marketing potential of the Premier League clubs. But why? The Bundesliga has much more to offer than just entertainment. By Hendrik Buchheister, Rafael Buschmann, Gerhard Pfeil, Christoph Winterbach and Michael Wulzinger more... Comment ]

Vexed in Vittel: French Town Becomes a Focal Point in War over Water

Vexed in Vittel: French Town Becomes a Focal Point in War over Water

February 13, 2019, 06:19 PM

A battle is brewing in Vittel over Nestlé. The groundwater is running low in the French spa town and the multinational conglomerate is fighting for its rights to the commodity -- and for its reputation. By Barbara Supp and Maurice Weiss (Photos) more...


Interview with Obama Adviser Ben Rhodes: 'Trump Is Just Tearing Things Down'

Interview with Obama Adviser Ben Rhodes: 'Trump Is Just Tearing Things Down'

February 11, 2019, 01:35 PM

Ben Rhodes was a key adviser in the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama. With his memoir now being published in German, DER SPIEGEL spoke with him about the Donald Trump presidency, America's diminished role in the world and Obama's Middle East policy. By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

Archive Debate: Angela Merkel Quits Facebook -- And Raises Concerns

Archive Debate: Angela Merkel Quits Facebook -- And Raises Concerns

February 08, 2019, 06:00 PM

Angela Merkel's decision to take her Facebook account, with its 2.5 million followers, offline has baffled some members of the German government and raised questions about whether her decision will obscure an important part of the historical record. By Melanie Amann, Roman Höfner and Martin Knobbe more...


Broken Bond: The Little-Known Tragedy of Forced Adoptions in East Germany

Broken Bond: The Little-Known Tragedy of Forced Adoptions in East Germany

February 07, 2019, 07:24 PM

The East German state had a habit of taking children from politically undesirable parents and giving them up for adoption. It is a horrific aspect of the communist regime that has never received the attention it deserves. That may now be changing. By Annette Großbongardt more...

Interview with Kenneth Clarke on Brexit: 'We Can't Carry On Being So Insane'

Interview with Kenneth Clarke on Brexit: 'We Can't Carry On Being So Insane'

February 07, 2019, 06:05 PM

In an interview, former British government minister Kenneth Clarke, the longest-serving member of the House of Commons, discusses the destructive force of Brexit and the "fanatics" inside his own Conservative Party, who he believes are still seeking revenge against Margaret Thatcher. Interview Conducted By Jörg Schindler more...


The Steele Papers: Dossier at Heart of Trump Scandal Still Dogs President

The Steele Papers: Dossier at Heart of Trump Scandal Still Dogs President

February 07, 2019, 01:12 PM

At the heart of Donald Trump's Russia scandal is a mysterious dossier prepared by a former British intelligence agent. Many of the suspicions in the papers have been confirmed and have hounded his presidency for two years now. By Christoph Scheuermann and Jörg Schmitt more...

Interview with The New York Times Publisher A. G. Sulzberger: 'To Produce Good Journalism, There Are No Shortcuts'

Interview with The New York Times Publisher A. G. Sulzberger: 'To Produce Good Journalism, There Are No Shortcuts'

February 06, 2019, 03:19 PM

Arthur Gregg Sulzberger, publisher of The New York Times, discusses his public spat with President Trump, the erosion of trust in the media and the challenge of adapting a 167-year-old institution to the changing times. Interview Conducted By Isabell Hülsen and Marc Pitzke more...


Arms Race: Will Europe Be Victim of Nuclear Power Plays?

Arms Race: Will Europe Be Victim of Nuclear Power Plays?

February 05, 2019, 05:47 PM

U.S. President Trump has accused Russia of violating the INF arms control treaty and has suspended the pact, firing the starting gun on a new high-tech arms race. NATO is caught in the middle of what's been described in Berlin as the "Trump-Putin problem." By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]