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'Secrets Must Remain Secret': German Intelligence Coordinator on NSA and Media Leaks

'Secrets Must Remain Secret': German Intelligence Coordinator on NSA and Media Leaks

August 14, 2015, 06:09 PM

In a SPIEGEL interview, Chancellor Angela Merkel's Chief of Staff Peter Altmaier speaks of mistakes made by German intelligence, leaks of confidential information in Berlin and German timidity in the face of US spying. Interview Conducted By Michael Sauga, Jörg Schindler and Peter Müller more... Comment ]


World without Water: The Dangerous Misuse of Our Most Valuable Resource

World without Water: The Dangerous Misuse of Our Most Valuable Resource

August 13, 2015, 07:45 PM

Amid climate change, drought and mismanagement, our world's most valuable resource is becoming scarce. Much of the crisis is man-made -- and even water-rich countries like Germany are to blame. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Video | Comment ]


The Refugee Drama of Calais: Death and Freedom in the Channel Tunnel

The Refugee Drama of Calais: Death and Freedom in the Channel Tunnel

August 13, 2015, 05:20 PM

Thousands of refugees are living in squalor in Calais, France as they seek to illegally make their way to Britain through the Channel Tunnel. They are looking for what they believe will be better prospects, but 10 people have died trying since June. By Nicola Abé, Sven Becker, Christoph Scheuermann and Petra Truckendanner more... Comment ]

Indonesia's Secret: In the Kingdom of Gentle Islam

Indonesia's Secret: In the Kingdom of Gentle Islam

August 13, 2015, 02:00 PM

Nowhere in the world are there more Muslims living in one place than in the Southeast Asian island nation of Indonesia, which will be a guest of honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair this fall. Can a cosmopolitan faith assert itself against Islam? A journey. By Erich Follath more... Comment ]

Mediterranean Desperation: Saving Lives at the World's Most Dangerous Border

Mediterranean Desperation: Saving Lives at the World's Most Dangerous Border

August 13, 2015, 01:52 PM

Doctors Without Borders is the only major humanitarian organization actively rescuing refugees in the Mediterranean. So far, it has saved more than 10,000 people. But in the world's biggest crisis region, timing is everything. By Juliane von Mittelstaedt and Christian Werner (Photography) more... Comment ]

'Nobody Has Endless Strength': Ai Weiwei's New Life in Europe

'Nobody Has Endless Strength': Ai Weiwei's New Life in Europe

August 13, 2015, 12:36 PM

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei was finally given his passport back and immediately left the country to join his family in Germany. But he is unsettled by his newfound freedom and he is searching for a new role. SPIEGEL caught up with him in Munich. By Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]

London Mayor Boris Johnson: 'We Can't Leave Europe, We're Part of the Continent'

London Mayor Boris Johnson: 'We Can't Leave Europe, We're Part of the Continent'

August 12, 2015, 05:06 PM

In a wide-ranging interview with SPIEGEL, London Mayor Boris Johnson discusses his recent Churchill biography, his views on Britain's planned referendum on EU membership and why he believes Greece will ultimately exit the euro zone. Interview Conducted by Thomas Hüetlin and Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

Berlin's NSA Fears: Treason Investigation Reveals Anxiety at the Top

Berlin's NSA Fears: Treason Investigation Reveals Anxiety at the Top

August 10, 2015, 05:05 PM

Germany's federal prosecutor was just forced out of office after launching a treason investigation against journalists. The scandal, just like the "SPIEGEL Affair" 50 years ago, reveals a growing state of anxiety among the country's political elite. A Commentary by Klaus Brinkbäumer more... Comment ]

Plugging Leaks: Merkel's War on Germany's Press and Parliament

Plugging Leaks: Merkel's War on Germany's Press and Parliament

August 07, 2015, 08:15 PM

In recent months, Germany's government and intelligence agencies have gone after journalists and parliamentarians in an effort to keep classified information secret. Now, their efforts have resulted in a bona fide scandal for Berlin. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Israeli Defense Minister: 'We Can in No Way Tolerate an Iran with Nuclear Weapons'

Israeli Defense Minister: 'We Can in No Way Tolerate an Iran with Nuclear Weapons'

August 07, 2015, 06:44 PM

In an interview, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon explains why he considers the nuclear deal with Iran to be an historical error. He also addresses recent crimes committed by extremist Israelis. Interview Conducted By Ronen Bergman and Holger Stark more... Comment ]

Unsettling Encounters: Tourists and Refugees Cross Paths in the Mediterranean

Unsettling Encounters: Tourists and Refugees Cross Paths in the Mediterranean

August 07, 2015, 11:22 AM

Two worlds are colliding on the beaches of the Mediterranean this summer: Vacationers looking for relaxation and migrants seeking relief from poverty or warfare. The result is a moral conundrum for Europe. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]