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Trumping Trump: The Truth About German Crime Statistics

Trumping Trump: The Truth About German Crime Statistics

June 20, 2018, 04:21 PM

U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted that the German crime rate had risen by 10 percent because of refugees in the country. He's wrong. We took a closer look at just how wrong. By Philipp Seibt more... Comment ]


The G-7 Fiasco: It's Time to Isolate Donald Trump

The G-7 Fiasco: It's Time to Isolate Donald Trump

June 11, 2018, 11:55 AM

The G-7 summit once again made it clear that U.S. President Donald Trump is intent on treating America's allies worse than its enemies. Europe must draw the consequences and seek to isolate Trump on the international stage. A Commentary by Roland Nelles more... Comment ]

Finance Minister Olaf Scholz: 'Germany Has a Special Responsibility'

Finance Minister Olaf Scholz: 'Germany Has a Special Responsibility'

June 08, 2018, 09:47 PM

In a DER SPIEGEL interview, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, 59, says its time for a Europe-wide unemployment insurance system and to resuscitate the financial transaction tax. Italy, he says, will fall into line. An Interview by Christian Reiermann and Michael Sauga more... Comment ]


Trapped in the Past: Increasing Headwinds for Angela Merkel

Trapped in the Past: Increasing Headwinds for Angela Merkel

June 08, 2018, 06:17 PM

Just a few months ago, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was being described as the new leader of the free world. But recently she has been having trouble getting her way even in Berlin and Europe. Her days of dominance appear to be over. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

International Arrest Warrant: Germany Takes Aim at Assad's Torture Boss

International Arrest Warrant: Germany Takes Aim at Assad's Torture Boss

June 08, 2018, 01:23 PM

DER SPIEGEL has learned that Germany's chief federal prosecutor has issued an international arrest warrant for one of the Syrian regime's top intelligence officials. He is suspected of being responsible for wide-scale torture and murder. By Jörg Diehl, Christoph Reuter and Fidelius Schmid more... Comment ]


A Vicious Cycle: Berlin Worried about Losing Trump's Trade War

A Vicious Cycle: Berlin Worried about Losing Trump's Trade War

June 06, 2018, 12:35 PM

The U.S. has followed through with its threat to impose punitive tariffs on European steel and aluminum and the signs are pointing to a global trade war. The German government is doing what it can to prevent harm to its automobile industry. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Fixing the Euro: The Time to Act Is Now

Fixing the Euro: The Time to Act Is Now

June 06, 2018, 10:44 AM

Italy can only manage its current crisis with German help. And Germany needs Italy to keep Europe stable. While there is no simple solution, a new form of assistance could help. An Essay by Henrik Enderlein more... Comment ]


Apocalypse Angie: Merkel's Dark View of the World We Live In

Apocalypse Angie: Merkel's Dark View of the World We Live In

June 05, 2018, 04:12 PM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is watching with deep concern as the pillars of the postwar international order collapse. But what is she doing about it? By René Pfister more... Comment ]

Hobby Detectives: Army of Investigators Has Trump in Its Sights

Hobby Detectives: Army of Investigators Has Trump in Its Sights

June 04, 2018, 02:56 PM

Americans have been riveted in recent months to every new detail coming out of the ongoing investigation into possible collusion by the Trump campaign. An army of amateur investigators has managed to uncover new developments in the case. Who are they and what drives them? By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]


Crisis Redux: Italy Sends a Jolt Through Europe

Crisis Redux: Italy Sends a Jolt Through Europe

June 01, 2018, 06:37 PM

Euro-skeptic Italian populists are posing a serious threat to the European Union. Following the drama over Greece and Brexit, the political situation in Rome could throw Europe into its next major existential crisis. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]