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Rem Koolhaas Interview: 'We Shouldn't Tear Down Buildings We Can Still Use'

Rem Koolhaas Interview: 'We Shouldn't Tear Down Buildings We Can Still Use'

May 04, 2015, 06:29 PM

Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas talks to SPIEGEL about the new Fondazione Prada museum he designed in Milan, the danger of turning cities into historical Disneylands and his desire to raze an entire neighborhood of Paris. Interview Conducted by Marianne Wellershoff more... Comment ]


Donetsk Separatist Leader: 'We Are Not Citizens of Ukraine'

Donetsk Separatist Leader: 'We Are Not Citizens of Ukraine'

April 29, 2015, 05:38 PM

Alexander Zakharchenko is the leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, which is not recognized by the international community. In a rare interview, he says his greatest hope is that Moscow will annex his territory just as it did Crimea. Interview Conducted By Christian Neef more... Comment ]


Debt Crisis: Greek President Promises Repayment of all Debt

Debt Crisis: Greek President Promises Repayment of all Debt

April 27, 2015, 11:08 AM

In comments made to SPIEGEL ONLINE, new Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos categorically rules out his country exiting the euro zone and supports calls for German reparations payments in connection with Nazi war crimes. By Giorgos Christides, David Böcking and Roland Nelles in Athens more... Comment ]

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

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

April 24, 2015, 07:37 PM

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 ]

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

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

April 21, 2015, 05:43 PM

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

April 20, 2015, 05:43 PM

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

April 10, 2015, 06:35 PM

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

April 01, 2015, 06:58 PM

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

March 27, 2015, 07:54 PM

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

March 25, 2015, 05:01 PM

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 ]