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Brexit Confusion: A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery Inside an Enigma

Brexit Confusion: A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery Inside an Enigma

January 10, 2017, 05:30 PM

Six months after the EU referendum, the government in Britain still has no plan for leaving the bloc. What does Brexit really mean? By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]


A Known 'Threat': Why Did Germany Fail to Stop Terrorist?

A Known 'Threat': Why Did Germany Fail to Stop Terrorist?

January 05, 2017, 12:41 PM

German authorities identified Anis Amri as a potential terrorist threat months ago. How did they fail to stop him from committing his deadly attack? These government failures are likely to haunt the country for months to come. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Trump's World Order: Merkel Anticipates Frosty Relations with U.S.

Trump's World Order: Merkel Anticipates Frosty Relations with U.S.

January 04, 2017, 05:16 PM

Doubts are growing inside Angela Merkel's Chancellery that the incoming American president will mature and become a statesman. The chancellor is preparing for frosty trans-Atlantic relations while at the same time trying to pull Europe together. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Terror in Berlin: How the Attack Has Changed the Country

Terror in Berlin: How the Attack Has Changed the Country

December 23, 2016, 08:16 PM

Terror attacks bring people together. That, at least, is what used to happen. But the attack in Berlin has followed a different script, with the gap between those content to wait for the facts and those eager to score political points now wider than ever before. A look back at 48 hours that changed the country. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Tainted Sports: Anti-Doping Leader Says Russia Should Be Banned

Tainted Sports: Anti-Doping Leader Says Russia Should Be Banned

December 23, 2016, 12:00 PM

In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, American anti-doping leader Travis Tygart argues that Russia should be excluded from international competitions until it cleans up its act. He also calls on the International Olympic Committee to take tougher action against countries that dope. Interview Conducted by Lukas Eberle and Detlef Hacke more... Comment ]


Terrorist Hunt: Berlin Suspect Killed in Italy

Terrorist Hunt: Berlin Suspect Killed in Italy

December 23, 2016, 10:56 AM

Berlin terror suspect Anis Amri has been shot and killed in Milan, Italy's interior minister has confirmed. Police discovered the man during a routine check only hours after he had entered the country. more... Comment ]

Political Firestorm: Did Failures By German Authorities Lead to Attack?

Political Firestorm: Did Failures By German Authorities Lead to Attack?

December 22, 2016, 06:20 PM

German authorities identified the main suspect in the attack on a Christmas market in Berlin as a potential Islamist threat months ago. His deportation had even been ordered, but then suspended -- despite knowledge by investigators that he may have offered himself as a suicide bomber. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Tunisian Suspect: Man Reportedly Offered Self As Suicide Bomber

Tunisian Suspect: Man Reportedly Offered Self As Suicide Bomber

December 22, 2016, 01:46 PM

German security agencies had been monitoring Anis Amri for months. SPIEGEL has learned that the Tunisian terror suspect is also believed to have offered his services as a suicide bomber. The language he used, however, was so coded that officials could not make an arrest. more...

Opinion: Why I Can Feel No Fear

Opinion: Why I Can Feel No Fear

December 22, 2016, 11:21 AM

No fear, no hatred. SPIEGEL ONLINE opinion editor Stefan Kuzmany lives in Berlin, but he feels strangely untouched by Monday's Christmas market terrorist attack. By Stefan Kuzmany more... Comment ]


Suspected Berlin Attacker Anis Amri: Officials Lost Track of A Man Identified as Dangerous

Suspected Berlin Attacker Anis Amri: Officials Lost Track of A Man Identified as Dangerous

December 22, 2016, 01:59 AM

German police are conducting a manhunt for Anis Amri. The Tunisian national is the main suspect in the terrorist attack on a Berlin Christmas market on Monday night. The authorities had been monitoring him for months, but he still managed to avoid detection. By Jörg Diehl, Roman Lehberger and Christoph Sydow more... Comment ]