An Unending Refugee Tragedy: Europe's Path to Deadly Partition

An Unending Refugee Tragedy: Europe's Path to Deadly Partition

Germany and its European Union partners want to prevent further refugee dramas in the Mediterranean Sea. But a look back at the policies adopted after the 2013 tragedy in Lampedusa shows they have made a terrible situation even deadlier. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


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One Hundred Years of Silence Turks Slowly Take Stock of Armenian Genocide

One Hundred Years of Silence: Turks Slowly Take Stock of Armenian Genocide

Officially, discussion of the Armenian genocide is taboo in Turkey, even 100 years after the crimes. But the issue is becoming harder for the country to suppress and many Turks are rediscovering their long-lost Armenian identities. By Ralf Hoppe more... Comment ]


Opinion Europe Should Protect People, Not Borders

Opinion: Europe Should Protect People, Not Borders

The mass deaths of refugees like those seen this weekend on the European Union's external borders is not a consequence of politicians looking away. We are in fact causing the problem with our Fortress Europe policies. By Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]


Punishing Putin EU Leaders Snub Moscow World War II Commemorations

Punishing Putin: EU Leaders Snub Moscow World War II Commemorations

On May 9, Russia is holding an enormous military parade to commemorate the end of World War II 70 years ago. With tensions between Russia and the West high, most European Union leaders are staying away from the event. By Christian Neef more... Comment ]

The People Pay, Corporations Cash In Problems Plague EU Medical Research Initiative

The People Pay, Corporations Cash In: Problems Plague EU Medical Research Initiative

The EU spends billions in subsidies on pharmaceutical research, with funds going to the Innovative Medicines Initiative, an alliance of corporations and universities with the aim of developing new drugs. Its record has been disastrous. more... Comment ]

Descent to Oblivion The Death Wish of a Germanwings Co-Pilot

Descent to Oblivion: The Death Wish of a Germanwings Co-Pilot

The flight was routine, but it ended in disaster. On Tuesday, a Germanwings co-pilot apparently intentionally flew Flight 4U9525 into the ground, killing 149 people and himself. It is unlikely we will even know why he did. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Back from the Brink Spain Emerges as Model for Europe

Back from the Brink: Spain Emerges as Model for Europe

After years of being one of Europe's shakiest economies, Spain has managed to institute strict reforms and bring back economic growth. But job numbers and research funding lag behind -- and the country's greatest challenge may be a political one. By Christoph Pauly more... Comment ]

Tragic End to Spain Trip School Group Perishes in Germanwings Crash

Tragic End to Spain Trip: School Group Perishes in Germanwings Crash

Sixteen students and two teachers from a town in Germany were among those who perished in the Germanwings crash in southern France on Tuesday. Family and friends mourned their loss in Haltern am See and Düsseldorf. By Jörg Diehl in Haltern am See and Düsseldorf more... Comment ]

City of Losers? Charleroi Spurs Debate after Revocation of Photo Award

City of Losers? Charleroi Spurs Debate after Revocation of Photo Award

Italian photographer Giovanni Troilo won the World Press Photo Award in February, but it was revoked in March. The city he portrayed, Charleroi in Belgium, complained that his photos were more fiction than reality. Where should the line be drawn? By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

Russian Far-Right Idol The Man Who Started the War in Ukraine

Russian Far-Right Idol: The Man Who Started the War in Ukraine

Strelkov claims to have convinced Russian President Putin to start the war in eastern Ukraine. The right winger is seen as a hero by the Russia's extremist fringe. And he is continuing the fight to return his country to its past glory. By Benjamin Bidder more... Comment ]