Spying Scandal: German Intelligence Also Snooped on White House

Spying Scandal German Intelligence Also Snooped on White House

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is famous for the terse remark she made after learning her mobile phone had been tapped by the NSA. "Spying among friends, that isn't done." As it turns out, Germany was spying on America too, even targeting the White House. By Maik Baumgärtner, Martin Knobbe and Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]

'Welcome To Hell': Hamburg Girds for 100,000 G-20 Protestors

'Welcome To Hell' Hamburg Girds for 100,000 G-20 Protestors

When the leaders of the world's most powerful economies descend on Hamburg next month, the city will be a virtual fortress with the deployment of 20,000 police. Officials believe violent protests are likely. By Laura Backes, Maik Baumgärtner, Hubert Gude and Gunther Latsch more... Comment ]


A German Giant: The Political Legacy of Helmut Kohl

A German Giant The Political Legacy of Helmut Kohl

He was the chancellor who reunited Germany and advanced European unification. He governed longer than any other German leader before him and became a global statesman who dedicated his life to his country, even if scandals threatened to obscure parts of his legacy. By Wolfram Bickerich more... Comment ]

Isolating Trump: Merkel's G-20 Climate Alliance Is Crumbling

Isolating Trump Merkel's G-20 Climate Alliance Is Crumbling

The German chancellor had been hoping to isolate Donald Trump on climate issues at the upcoming G-20 summit in Hamburg. But Merkel's hoped-for alliance is crumbling, underscoring Germany's relative political weakness globally. Many countries are wary of angering the United States. By Christiane Hoffmann, Peter Müller and Gerald Traufetter more... Comment ]


Migrant Crime in Germany: The Lost Sons of North Africa

Migrant Crime in Germany The Lost Sons of North Africa

Thousands of young men from North Africa come to Germany every year and many of them, like Samir, fall afoul of the law. Officials would like to accelerate the deportation process, but the criminals aren't welcome back home either. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Interview with Germany's Foreign Minister: By Pulling Away, U.S. 'Does the Most Damage To Itself'

Interview with Germany's Foreign Minister By Pulling Away, U.S. 'Does the Most Damage To Itself'

In an interview, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel discusses the consequences of the United States' withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate protection and his particularly tough stance against U.S. President Donald Trump.  Interview Conducted By Severin Weiland more...


Merkel Challenger Schulz: Trump 'Most Un-American' U.S. President Seen in Years

Merkel Challenger Schulz Trump 'Most Un-American' U.S. President Seen in Years

Martin Schulz, the former European Parliament president and Angela Merkel's challenger in the German election, says in an interview with DER SPIEGEL that he views Donald Trump as a threat to European security. He also calls on the chancellor to do more to strengthen the EU. Interview Conducted By René Pfister and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

A Trans-Atlantic Turning Point: What Was Merkel Thinking?

A Trans-Atlantic Turning Point What Was Merkel Thinking?

A historical turning point or mere campaign bluster? Chancellor Angela Merkel's Sunday speech on relations with Donald Trump's America has raised eyebrows the world over. What did she mean? By Annett Meiritz, Anna Reimann and Severin Weiland more... Comment ]


State Election Debacle: What's Wrong With Germany's Green Party

State Election Debacle What's Wrong With Germany's Green Party

Germany's once high-flying Green Party is foundering in many states. After a disastrous election result in North Rhine-Westphalia, the party is promising change, but it may come too late for September's national poll. By Annett Meiritz more... Comment ]

North Rhine-Westfailing: State Election Loss Has Merkel Challenger on the Ropes

North Rhine-Westfailing State Election Loss Has Merkel Challenger on the Ropes

The state election on Sunday in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany's most populous state, was supposed to give Martin Schulz's chancellor candidacy a needed boost. But his party, the Social Democrats, lost to Merkel's CDU. The road ahead looks bumpy. By Florian Gathmann more... Comment ]