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Social Design Award: Vote For Your Favorite Neighborhood Project

Social Design Award: Vote For Your Favorite Neighborhood Project

October 12, 2018, 02:18 PM

Waffles for everybody, a children's hotel, a community beer garden: We have narrowed down the Social Design Award submissions to a shortlist of 10. Which one is your favorite? It's time to submit your vote for the Audience Award. By Marianne Wellershoff more... Comment ]


Rape Allegations: Ronaldo's Defense Team Develops a Strategy

Rape Allegations: Ronaldo's Defense Team Develops a Strategy

October 11, 2018, 06:55 PM

It took two weeks, but the legal team seeking to defend Cristiano Ronaldo against rape allegations levelled by Kathryn Mayorga has now settled on a defense strategy. They are seeking to cast doubt on information published by DER SPIEGEL. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

CSU in Crisis: What Went Wrong for Bavarian Conservatives?

CSU in Crisis: What Went Wrong for Bavarian Conservatives?

October 10, 2018, 05:22 PM

For decades, the Christian Social Union in Bavaria has exerted outsized influence on Germany's national political stage. With state elections approaching on Sunday, however, the CSU finds itself embroiled in crisis. What went wrong? By Markus Feldenkirchen more... Comment ]


Germany's Extremism Problem: Officials Zero In on Neo-Nazi Terror Cell

Germany's Extremism Problem: Officials Zero In on Neo-Nazi Terror Cell

October 08, 2018, 11:46 AM

In the wake of far-right unrest in the eastern German city of Chemnitz, investigators have uncovered a suspected neo-Nazi terror cell thought to have been planning a major attack. The arrests show how self-confident extremists have become. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Rape Allegations: How Ronaldo's Legal Team Dealt with Disaster

Rape Allegations: How Ronaldo's Legal Team Dealt with Disaster

October 05, 2018, 10:05 PM

After Kathryn Mayorga claimed she was raped by soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo on June 13, 2009, a phalanx of high-profile lawyers were tasked with fixing the problem. In the wake of a DER SPIEGEL report, authorities have reopened their investigation. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more...


Growing Anti-Semitism in Germany: 'We Are Facing a Monster'

Growing Anti-Semitism in Germany: 'We Are Facing a Monster'

October 05, 2018, 06:11 PM

In a DER SPIEGEL interview, Charlotte Knobloch, 85, speaks of the fears Jews in Germany have of growing right-wing populism in the country. The former president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany is also sharply critical of U.S. Ambassador Richard Grenell. Interview Conducted by Veit Medick and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

Cristiano Ronaldo: Police Open Investigation into Rape Allegations

Cristiano Ronaldo: Police Open Investigation into Rape Allegations

October 04, 2018, 06:03 PM

Just days after DER SPIEGEL reported about rape allegations against soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, Las Vegas police opened an investigation into the claims. The alleged victim's lawyer has filed a civil complaint. more...


SpaceX Chief Engineer Hans Königsmann: 'I Am Too Old for Mars'

SpaceX Chief Engineer Hans Königsmann: 'I Am Too Old for Mars'

October 04, 2018, 04:42 PM

The problems are piling up for Elon Musk, the eccentric billionaire behind SpaceX. Could the space exploration company one day jettison its embattled founder? We asked Chief Engineer for Launches Hans Königsmann to weigh in. Interview Conducted by Christoph Seidler more... Comment ]

What Comes Next? Chinks in Merkel's Power Becoming Visible

What Comes Next? Chinks in Merkel's Power Becoming Visible

October 04, 2018, 04:17 PM

In a recent act of rebellion, German conservatives chose to oust one of Angela Merkel's closest confidants. It is just the latest sign that the chancellor's power is eroding. And the scuffle within her party to succeed her has begun. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Sky Cruise: Turning the Alps into an Industrial Playground

Sky Cruise: Turning the Alps into an Industrial Playground

October 02, 2018, 05:55 PM

A new cable car to the top of Klein Matterhorn leads to the highest gondola station in Europe. Now, only a small link is missing to complete a grand vision: The crossing of the Alps by aerial tramway. Environmentalists are not impressed. By Christian Wüst more... Comment ]