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 ]


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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Italian photographer Giovanni Troilo won the World Press Photo Award in February, but it was revoked in March.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 ]

Endgame Power Struggle in Brussels and Berlin over Fate of Greece

Endgame: Power Struggle in Brussels and Berlin over Fate of Greece

European Commission President Juncker wants to keep Greece in the euro zone, no matter what the price. Member states, though, are beginning to lose their patience. Who will ultimately have the final say? By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

French EU Commissioner Moscovici 'A Grexit Would Be a Catastrophe'

French EU Commissioner Moscovici: 'A Grexit Would Be a Catastrophe'

In an interview, EU currency commissioner Pierre Moscovici, 57, discusses efforts in Brussels to ensure that Greece remains in the euro zone and why he believes a Greek exit would be a disaster for Europe. Interview by René Pfister and Gregor Peter Schmitz more... Comment ]

Thomas Piketty on the Euro Zone 'We Have Created a Monster'

Thomas Piketty on the Euro Zone: 'We Have Created a Monster'

In an interview with SPIEGEL, celebrated French economist Thomas Piketty speaks about Alexis Tsipras' election victory in Greece, Europe's inability to fix its financial woes and what EU leaders can learn from the United States. Interview by Julia Amalia Heyer and Christoph Pauly more... Comment ]

The Isolation of Donetsk A Visit to Europe's Absurd New Border

The Isolation of Donetsk: A Visit to Europe's Absurd New Border

The heavy fighting may have stopped for the time being, but Donetsk is more isolated than ever. Those wishing to enter and leave the city need difficult-to-obtain special IDs. Meanwhile, food and other supplies are only trickling into the metropolis. By Christian Neef more... Comment ]

SPIEGEL Interview with Greek Prime Minister Tsipras 'We Don't Want to Go on Borrowing Forever'

SPIEGEL Interview with Greek Prime Minister Tsipras: 'We Don't Want to Go on Borrowing Forever'

In a SPIEGEL interview, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras discusses planned reforms, the polarizing effect his government has had on Europe and the possibility of a "Graccident," Greece's accidental exit from the euro zone. Interview Conducted By Manfred Ertel, Katrin Kuntz and Mathieu von Rohr more... Comment ]