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The Arrival of Tesla: German Auto Giants Face an Existential Challenge

The Arrival of Tesla: German Auto Giants Face an Existential Challenge

September 15, 2017, 08:29 PM

BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen have been struggling to adapt to the advent of the electric car, held back by conservatism and internal challenges. Now, Tesla is making inroads in Germany -- and the country's automakers face an uncertain future. By Simon Hage more... Comment ]


Dr. Smartphone: The Medical Profession's Digital Revolution Is Here

Dr. Smartphone: The Medical Profession's Digital Revolution Is Here

July 20, 2017, 01:01 PM

The health care sector is facing a far-reaching and unpredictable revolution. Smartphones are capable of replacing many devices that have become standard in medical practices and some apps will soon be able to provide diagnoses as well. Patients are becoming less reliant on doctors. By Martin U. Müller more... Comment ]

Tainting the Beautiful Game: How Asian Match-Fixers Are Infiltrating European Football

Tainting the Beautiful Game: How Asian Match-Fixers Are Infiltrating European Football

June 28, 2017, 12:59 PM

Asian investors are buying into European football clubs, bringing money, new players and hope along with them. But some are engaged in match-fixing, manipulating games and earning millions off crooked bets. They have already infiltrated a number of teams. By Rafael Buschmann and Tim Röhn more... Comment ]


Malta Leaks: Playing the Shell Game in the Mediterranean

Malta Leaks: Playing the Shell Game in the Mediterranean

May 24, 2017, 06:51 PM

Malta poses as a model member of the European Union, but it makes its living off of large European companies seeking to avoid higher tax rates back home. DER SPIEGEL went to the island nation to investigate, and found a lot of empty offices and empty words. more... Comment ]

Dodgy Gaming Business: Malta Plays Fast and Loose with Online Gambling Firms

Dodgy Gaming Business: Malta Plays Fast and Loose with Online Gambling Firms

May 24, 2017, 11:57 AM

When it comes to online gaming, Malta is a true paradise. The country's supervisory controls are loose and officials often look the other way, opening the door for possible money laundering and tax evasion, a whistleblower claims. By Christoph Pauly more...


The New York Times and the President: Trump's Love-Hate Relationship with the Gray Lady

The New York Times and the President: Trump's Love-Hate Relationship with the Gray Lady

April 28, 2017, 11:57 AM

Donald Trump bashes no other newspaper to the degree he does the New York Times. But it hasn't damaged the paper -- on the contrary. The newsroom may be exhausted, but it is more motivated than ever. By Isabell Huelsen more... Comment ]

Rape Allegations Against Real Madrid Star: 'It Has To Be Less!' Ronaldo Wrote in Text Message

Rape Allegations Against Real Madrid Star: 'It Has To Be Less!' Ronaldo Wrote in Text Message

April 27, 2017, 11:00 AM

A young woman claims that Cristiano Ronaldo raped her. Following the publication of a report on the allegations, the Real Madrid player's agency dismissed the story as "journalistic fiction." But DER SPIEGEL has evidence indicating that Ronaldo was privy to negotiations with the American. By Rafael Buschmann, Christoph Winterbach, Gerhard Pfeil, Antje Windmann and Michael Wulzinger more... Comment ]


Trade Tensions: Donald Trump to Get a Little German Tutoring

Trade Tensions: Donald Trump to Get a Little German Tutoring

April 19, 2017, 03:05 PM

U.S. President Donald Trump has said it is "very unfair" that Germany sells more products in the United States than vice versa. Now German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble is traveling to the U.S. with a paper obtained by DER SPIEGEL. The message: Trade surpluses aren't really a problem. By David Böcking and Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]

Turkey's Struggling Economy: The Demise of the Anatolian Tiger

Turkey's Struggling Economy: The Demise of the Anatolian Tiger

March 31, 2017, 05:59 PM

Turkey's economy is suffering badly amid the country's political uncertainty. Investors have lost confidence, tourists are staying away and the lira is rapidly losing value. President Erdogan hasn't grasped the severity of the situation. By Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]


Ego Trip: Trump Steers into Global Economy Collision Course

Ego Trip: Trump Steers into Global Economy Collision Course

March 29, 2017, 04:43 PM

U.S. President Donald Trump is currently steering his country into economic isolation. Bodies like the IMF, the G-7 and the G-20 fear for the future of the global financial system. They want Germany to take on a stronger role in standing up to the Americans. By Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]