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Uprising in Kashmir: 'If We Protest, the Soldiers Will Shoot at Us'

Uprising in Kashmir: 'If We Protest, the Soldiers Will Shoot at Us'

September 15, 2016, 05:23 PM

The killing by Indian security forces of a 15-year-old boy in Kashmir has become a rallying point for human rights groups over India's controversial use of pellet guns. The recent death is only the latest in a long-brewing independence battle in the contested region. By Fahad Shah more... Comment ]


EU Parliament President: 'Trump Is a Problem for the Whole World'

EU Parliament President: 'Trump Is a Problem for the Whole World'

September 15, 2016, 04:58 PM

With Europe falling ever-deeper into crisis, European Parliament President Martin Schulz is warning of the further advance of right-wing populism. In an interview, he also says he fears the possibility of a President Trump. Interview Conducted by Markus Becker, Florian Gathmann and Roland Nelles more... Comment ]

Interrail Journey: Europe Through the Eyes of the Next Generation

Interrail Journey: Europe Through the Eyes of the Next Generation

September 15, 2016, 01:18 PM

A quarter million young Europeans spent this summer rolling through the Continent on an Interrail ticket. Conversations with the travelers reveal a younger generation that understands the EU better than their elders might think. By Juan Moreno more... Comment ]


The Brexit Bill: Britain's Departure Likely to Cost EU Billions

The Brexit Bill: Britain's Departure Likely to Cost EU Billions

September 14, 2016, 10:26 AM

At a summit in Bratislava this week, the EU wants to set the course for its future without Britain. One important issue is likely to be ignored by European leaders: The fact that Brexit is going to be expensive for Europe, especially for Germany. By Peter Müller, Christian Reiermann and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

Merkel's Challenge: Navigating the Post-Fact Era

Merkel's Challenge: Navigating the Post-Fact Era

September 13, 2016, 01:23 PM

Angela Merkel used to be celebrated for her composed determination and sober analysis of the facts. Now, though, her refusal to own up to her mistakes makes her look stubborn -- and facts have lost their importance. A SPIEGEL Editorial by Klaus Brinkbäumer more... Comment ]


Clinging to Power: Is The Merkel Era Coming To an End?

Clinging to Power: Is The Merkel Era Coming To an End?

September 09, 2016, 06:10 PM

Chancellor Merkel's refugee policies have divided the country and the right-wing populist AfD party is rapidly gaining support. Conservatives are calling on Merkel to change course, but she is refusing to admit fallibility. Could this be the end? By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Our Changing Climate: The True Global Warming Hot Spots

Our Changing Climate: The True Global Warming Hot Spots

September 09, 2016, 01:22 PM

Climate change is often blamed for environmental problems and natural events, but not always correctly. There are, however, places in the world where global warming is having an effect, as our interactive map shows. By Axel Bojanowski more... Comment ]


The Politics of Dress: Double Standards in the Headscarf Debate

The Politics of Dress: Double Standards in the Headscarf Debate

September 09, 2016, 09:29 AM

When cultures clash, women's clothing is often at the center of the debate. While for Western women, the issue is how much skin they should be allowed to show, for Muslims the focus is on how much they must show. An Essay by Christiane Hoffmann more... Comment ]

The Maritime Silk Road: China's High Seas Ambitions

The Maritime Silk Road: China's High Seas Ambitions

September 08, 2016, 05:29 PM

With its Maritime Silk Road, China is tapping the world's oceans for its own strategic purposes. It's a bold plan that is causing unease in India and the United States -- and also has implications for Europe. By Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]


Child Soldiers in Mali: A Skinny Boy with a Kalashnikov

Child Soldiers in Mali: A Skinny Boy with a Kalashnikov

September 08, 2016, 12:06 PM

The war robbed him of a homeland but in the refugee camp there was no future. That's why Abdallah and his friends returned -- to fight as child soldiers against Mali's hated government. By Christoph Titz  in Mbera, Mauritania more... Comment ]