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Chaos in Berlin: Schulz, Merkel and How Not to Negotiate a Coalition

Chaos in Berlin: Schulz, Merkel and How Not to Negotiate a Coalition

February 12, 2018, 05:00 PM

It looked like Martin Schulz of the Social Democrats had finally one-upped Chancellor Merkel. But then, just as his party secured key cabinet positions in Germany's potential new government, he messed everything up. And Merkel's position isn't much better. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Lady In Black: The German Woman at the Center of the Manafort Case

Lady In Black: The German Woman at the Center of the Manafort Case

February 09, 2018, 06:01 PM

A German national appears prominently in the investigation into the possible Russian contacts made by Donald Trump's associates. Did she serve as the strawman for illegal lobbying in the United States? By Rafael Buschmann, Jürgen Dahlkamp, Gunther Latsch and Jörg Schmitt more... Comment ]

Breakthrough: Merkel Makes Painful Concessions to Form New Government

Breakthrough: Merkel Makes Painful Concessions to Form New Government

February 07, 2018, 06:00 PM

Despite extremely tough talks, Angela Merkel's conservatives and the center-left Social Democrats reached an agreement to form a coalition on Wednesday. If the SPD doesn't veto the deal in a vote of the party base, a new German government could be in place before Easter. more...


Star Struck By Trump? German Business Leaders Praise U.S. Economic Policies at Davos

Star Struck By Trump? German Business Leaders Praise U.S. Economic Policies at Davos

February 07, 2018, 05:46 PM

The World Economic Forum in Davos can often predict future developments in politics, technology and finance. This year, it showed us that some European captains of industry are quite pleased with Donald Trump's economic policies. By Klaus Brinkbäumer and Martin Hesse more... Comment ]

The 'Mutti' Complex: Why German Politics Can't Move Beyond Merkel

The 'Mutti' Complex: Why German Politics Can't Move Beyond Merkel

February 06, 2018, 11:36 AM

Angela Merkel has fundamentally changed German politics. With the country's parties focusing on the chancellor rather than true political debate, it's impossible to know who or what might come next. An Essay by René Pfister more... Comment ]


History Comes Full Circle: Berlin Before and After the Wall

History Comes Full Circle: Berlin Before and After the Wall

February 05, 2018, 05:30 PM

The Berlin Wall stood for exactly 28 years, two months and 26 days. It has now been gone for as long as it was in place. These photos show a city that hasn't done badly for itself in the years since reunification. By Christoph Gunkel more... Video | Comment ]

Opinion: Trump Is Not America

Opinion: Trump Is Not America

February 05, 2018, 02:29 PM

In an editorial, SPIEGEL ONLINE's Washington correspondent describes how a European views the United States in the age of Trump. Is there still hope, after all? By Roland Nelles in Washington, DC more... Comment ]


A Monkey on Their Back: German Carmakers Have Lost All Moral Standing

A Monkey on Their Back: German Carmakers Have Lost All Moral Standing

February 02, 2018, 08:28 PM

The scandal over exhaust experiments on monkeys shows just how unscrupulous Volkswagen, BMW and Daimler are when it comes to manipulating the public. Anything goes when it comes to diverting attention from the dangers inherent in diesel. By Frank Dohmen, Veronika Hackenbroch, Simon Hage, Nils Klawitter, Hannah Knuth and Gerald Traufetter more... Comment ]

Abandoning the Kurds: What the Turkish Invasion Means for Syria

Abandoning the Kurds: What the Turkish Invasion Means for Syria

February 02, 2018, 05:21 PM

By invading Afrin, one of the last unscathed regions in Syria, Turkey is trying to prevent the creation of a Kurdish state. The U.S. is looking on powerlessly while Russia is rubbing its hands in glee. Ultimately, the true winner might be Bashar Assad. By Christian Esch, Maximilian Popp, Christoph Reuter and Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]


3D Printing for Amputees: A New Leg for Joan

3D Printing for Amputees: A New Leg for Joan

January 31, 2018, 10:29 AM

Thirty million people in developing countries need either a prosthetic limb or some other form of orthopedic assistance. Can 3D printing help them? A multimedia story by Benjamin Breitegger and Jelca Kollatsch. more...