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Chaos at the G-20: How Hamburg Failed to Protect Its Citizens

Chaos at the G-20: How Hamburg Failed to Protect Its Citizens

July 14, 2017, 06:06 PM

The violence that erupted at the G-20 summit last week has raised significant questions as to whether protecting world leaders was prioritized over the safety of the people of Hamburg. Police records from the weekend reveal the full scale of the chaos. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Interview with Naomi Klein: 'The Left Has Been Far Too Timid'

Interview with Naomi Klein: 'The Left Has Been Far Too Timid'

July 13, 2017, 01:16 PM

Naomi Klein helped launch the anti-globalization movement with her book, "No Logo." Twenty years later, DER SPIEGEL spoke to her about the Hamburg G-20, the current generation of protesters and her concern about how Donald Trump will react in a crisis. Interview Conducted by Christoph Scheuermann more...

France, Germany and the EU: The European Motor Sputters to Life

France, Germany and the EU: The European Motor Sputters to Life

July 10, 2017, 05:50 PM

Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Emmanuel Macron hope to reinvigorate the Franco-German partnership. Yet even as military cooperation moves forward, the two countries are still far apart on eurozone reforms. By Peter Müller and Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]


Tennis Pro Alexander Zverev: 'We Are Supposed to Be Robots'

Tennis Pro Alexander Zverev: 'We Are Supposed to Be Robots'

July 10, 2017, 12:08 PM

Alexander Zverev, 20, is Germany's best male tennis player and has made it to the top 16 at Wimbledon this week, his best Grand Slam performance ever. SPIEGEL spoke with him about breaking rackets, lifting weights and the pitfalls of social media. Interview Conducted by Lukas Eberle more... Comment ]

Lasting Questions from Hamburg: Was the G-20 Summit Really Worth It?

Lasting Questions from Hamburg: Was the G-20 Summit Really Worth It?

July 08, 2017, 10:17 PM

The Hamburg summit is over. Overshadowed by the violence on the streets outside, Angela Merkel and the rest of the G-20 leaders managed to find mini-compromises on major issues. But the question remains: Was it worth it? By Florian Gathmann and Philipp Wittrock more... Comment ]


The G-20 in Hamburg: A Look Back at the Summit

The G-20 in Hamburg: A Look Back at the Summit

July 08, 2017, 09:27 PM

Reports, interviews and analysis: Take a look back at highlights of our coverage of this week's G-20 summit, which brought leaders of the world's leading industrialized countries to Hamburg to discuss the most pressing issues of our time. more...

The G-18.5: What the G-20 Declaration Means for the Climate

The G-18.5: What the G-20 Declaration Means for the Climate

July 08, 2017, 08:05 PM

All G-20 participants, except for the U.S., underlined their commitment to the Paris climate change agreement. It is a significant success for Merkel, even if Turkish President Erdogan changed his mind after the summit. An Analysis by Holger Dambeck more... Comment ]


Black Friday: Hamburg's G-20 Security Failure

Black Friday: Hamburg's G-20 Security Failure

July 08, 2017, 06:52 PM

Stores were looted, cars burned and bands of anarchists marauded through the streets. At times, the police were completely overwhelmed by the scale of violence at the G-20 summit in Hamburg. What went wrong? By Jörg Diehl more... Comment ]

A Family Affair: The Road to Donald Leads through Ivanka

A Family Affair: The Road to Donald Leads through Ivanka

July 08, 2017, 05:14 PM

Ivanka Trump briefly took her father's place at the G-20 negotiating table on Saturday. But hostess Angela Merkel is happy to have the U.S. president's daughter at the summit. A good relationship with Ivanka provides a reliable channel to the White House. By David Böcking and Vanessa Steinmetz more... Comment ]


Don't Conflate Demonstrators with Rioters: Legitimate Protest Is More Important than Ever

Don't Conflate Demonstrators with Rioters: Legitimate Protest Is More Important than Ever

July 08, 2017, 03:45 PM

Black-masked rioters left behind a trail of destruction in Hamburg on Friday night -- and showed that they are only interested in violence. But real political protest is more important than ever. A Commentary by Florian Gathmann more...

G-20 Critics Are Wrong: This Is the Closest We Have To a World Government

G-20 Critics Are Wrong: This Is the Closest We Have To a World Government

July 08, 2017, 02:44 PM

The G-20 may have many shortcomings, but it is more important than ever for addressing the global problems humanity faces. It's a format we should strengthen -- not something we should get rid of. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial By Christiane Hoffmann more...

+++ G20 Newsblog in English +++: Merkel Open about Disagreement with U.S. on Climate

+++ G20 Newsblog in English +++: Merkel Open about Disagreement with U.S. on Climate

July 08, 2017, 07:57 AM

In her closing G-20 speech on Saturday, Merkel noted that the summit's final declaration reveals clear disagreement with the U.S. on climate issues. She says she's not optimistic that Washington will return to the Paris climate agreement. more...