Trumping Trump: The Truth About German Crime Statistics

Trumping Trump The Truth About German Crime Statistics

U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted that the German crime rate had risen by 10 percent because of refugees in the country. He's wrong. We took a closer look at just how wrong. By Philipp Seibt more... Comment ]

Migration Headache: Inside the Coalition Battle That Could Topple Merkel

Migration Headache Inside the Coalition Battle That Could Topple Merkel

With elections approaching in Bavaria, Angela Merkel's rival Horst Seehofer is seeking to pressure the chancellor into reversing her stance on migration. The conflict could fracture the coalition in Berlin and cost Merkel her job. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


A Princess, a Poisoning and an Oil Fortune: The Bizarre Corruption Scandal at Bilfinger

A Princess, a Poisoning and an Oil Fortune The Bizarre Corruption Scandal at Bilfinger

Bilfinger, one of Germany's best-known construction firms, pledged to clean up its global business practices as it pivoted to the oil sector. But when an investigator began digging into one of the company's deals in the Middle East, she suddenly fell ill - and things only got stranger from there. By Rafael Buschmann, Jürgen Dahlkamp, Gunther Latsch and Jörg Schmitt more... Comment ]

Finance Minister Olaf Scholz: 'Germany Has a Special Responsibility'

Finance Minister Olaf Scholz 'Germany Has a Special Responsibility'

In a DER SPIEGEL interview, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, 59, says its time for a Europe-wide unemployment insurance system and to resuscitate the financial transaction tax. Italy, he says, will fall into line. An Interview by Christian Reiermann and Michael Sauga more... Comment ]


Trapped in the Past: Increasing Headwinds for Angela Merkel

Trapped in the Past Increasing Headwinds for Angela Merkel

Just a few months ago, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was being described as the new leader of the free world. But recently she has been having trouble getting her way even in Berlin and Europe. Her days of dominance appear to be over. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Apocalypse Angie: Merkel's Dark View of the World We Live In

Apocalypse Angie Merkel's Dark View of the World We Live In

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is watching with deep concern as the pillars of the postwar international order collapse. But what is she doing about it? By René Pfister more... Comment ]


Interview with Joschka Fischer: 'The U.S. President Is Destroying the American World Order'

Interview with Joschka Fischer 'The U.S. President Is Destroying the American World Order'

In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, former German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer talks about the danger of war against Iran, the deterioration of trans-Atlantic relations under U.S. President Donald Trump and the serious need for Germany to invest massively in the European Union's future. Interview Conducted By Mathieu von Rohr and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

The Great Divide: Is Germany's Special Relationship with Russia Ending?

The Great Divide Is Germany's Special Relationship with Russia Ending?

Germany's new foreign minister has adopted a sharper tone than his predecessors on Russia. There are plenty of reasons to do so, but it is a significant break with tradition. Berlin is casting about for a happy medium. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Culture War Over German Identity: Religious Symbols Take Center Stage

Culture War Over German Identity Religious Symbols Take Center Stage

The Bavarians want crosses in public buildings, German Jews want to be able to wear kippas in public without being attacked and Muslims would like more understanding for the headscarf. Germany's search for identity has turned religious. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]