Press Versus Liars: Doing Good Journalism in These Trying Times

Press Versus Liars: Doing Good Journalism in These Trying Times

We are living in times of growing tension and near societal hysteria in Germany in the wake of the massive influx of refugees. One of the first victims of this development has been the media's credibility. Restoring public trust will require considerable effort by journalists -- but also on the part of their readers. An Editorial By Klaus Brinkbäumer more... Comment ]



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Sexism and Islam 'Where I'm From, This is Handled By Men'

Sexism and Islam: 'Where I'm From, This is Handled By Men'

The New Year's Eve attacks on women in Cologne have led to a new discussion within Germany about the treatment of women in Islamic societies. The issue has become central to the country's heated refugee debate. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


The Isolated Chancellor What Is Driving Angela Merkel?

The Isolated Chancellor: What Is Driving Angela Merkel?

Chancellor Angela Merkel spent a decade amassing political capital. Now, with the refugee crisis showing no signs of abating, she has decided to spend it. With her legacy in the balance, she has finally found an issue to fight for. But why now? By Markus Feldenkirchen and René Pfister more... Comment ]


Interview with German Finance Minister Schäuble 'We Are Running Out of Time for Refugee Solutions'

Interview with German Finance Minister Schäuble: 'We Are Running Out of Time for Refugee Solutions'

Thus far, Europe has failed to agree on a joint approach to the refugee crisis. In an interview in Davos, Germany's finance minister warns that time is running out. If Schengen collapses, he warns, the European Union is in trouble. Interview Conducted by David Böcking and Stefan Kaiser in Davos more... Comment ]

Stretched to the Limit Has the German State Lost Control?

Stretched to the Limit: Has the German State Lost Control?

After the violent excesses in Cologne on New Year's Eve, German government failures have come to light, with many asking if the country is still safe. Police and the justice system have been stretched to their limits. New laws won't fix the problem, but extra personnel could. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

A Feminist View of Cologne 'The Current Outrage Is Very Hypocritical'

A Feminist View of Cologne: 'The Current Outrage Is Very Hypocritical'

Germany's leading feminist, Alice Schwarzer, says the sexual attacks in Cologne make it necessary to look closer at Muslim immigration. Prominent feminist Anne Wizorek disagrees. SPIEGEL brought them together for a joint interview. Interview Conducted by Christiane Hoffmann and René Pfister more... Comment ]

Calling in Kallstadt A Visit to Donald Trump's Ancestral Home

Calling in Kallstadt: A Visit to Donald Trump's Ancestral Home

The village of Kallstadt is famous in Germany for its local specialty, stuffed pork belly. It's also the place that Donald Trump's grandfather called home before emigrating to America. Locals are ambivalent about the man's politics and his bid for the presidency. By Kevin Hagen and Maria Feck (Photos) more... Comment ]

Merkel's Last Stand? Chancellor Running Out of Time on Refugee Issue

Merkel's Last Stand? Chancellor Running Out of Time on Refugee Issue

Angela Merkel has repeatedly said that it will take time to solve the refugee crisis. But impatience is growing, particularly following the sexual assaults in Cologne. Voices of discontent are getting louder and the chancellor's hold on power may be weakening. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Book of Hate The Bold Attempt to Demystify Hitler's 'Mein Kampf'

Book of Hate: The Bold Attempt to Demystify Hitler's 'Mein Kampf'

For the first time since 1945, Adolf Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' is available for sale in Germany. With a new annotated edition, Historians hope to "defuse" the Nazi-era bestseller. Even after seven decades, it remains a dangerous proposition. By Martin Doerry and Klaus Wiegrefe more... Comment ]

Chaos and Violence How New Year's Eve in Cologne Has Changed Germany

Chaos and Violence: How New Year's Eve in Cologne Has Changed Germany

New Year's Eve in Cologne rapidly descended into a chaotic free-for-all involving sexual assault and theft, most of it apparently committed by foreigners. It has launched a bitter debate over immigration and refugees in Germany -- one that could change the country. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

An Interview with Cologne's Mayor 'I Have Been Subjected to a Ton of Ridicule and Criticism'

An Interview with Cologne's Mayor: 'I Have Been Subjected to a Ton of Ridicule and Criticism'

In an interview, Cologne Mayor Henriette Reker, 59, discusses the sexual attacks that rocked Germany's fourth-largest city on New Year's Eve and her controversial suggestion that women keep foreign men at arm's length. Interview Conducted By Frank Hornig and Barbara Schmid more... Comment ]

Mobs and Counter-Mobs Pitfalls, Prejudice and the Cologne Sexual Assaults

Mobs and Counter-Mobs: Pitfalls, Prejudice and the Cologne Sexual Assaults

The events in Cologne were perpetrated by a sexist criminal mob -- and have triggered the rise of racist digital mob in response. The incident has shown that much of the public doesn't care much about sexual violence, unless it comes from foreigners. A Commentary by Sascha Lobo more... Comment ]