Climate Change in Germany: Merkel Might Lose After All

Climate Change in Germany Merkel Might Lose After All

With just six months until Germans go to the polls, Angela Merkel's re-election is looking less certain by the week. Martin Schulz is a dangerous adversary and his Social Democrats are full of the kind of enthusiasm that the chancellor's party lacks. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

'Achilles Heel': Merkel's Conservatives Divided as Campaign Begins

'Achilles Heel' Merkel's Conservatives Divided as Campaign Begins

With the Social Democrats surging in the polls after choosing Martin Schulz as their candidate for chancellor, the German election campaign has begun. But Chancellor Merkel's conservatives are deeply divided -- and trying in vain to paper over their differences. By Melanie Amann, Christiane Hoffmann and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]


SPIEGEL Interview with Martin Schulz: 'The Trump Approach Will Never Be Our Approach'

SPIEGEL Interview with Martin Schulz 'The Trump Approach Will Never Be Our Approach'

Martin Schulz, the former president of European Parliament, is now running against Angela Merkel for the German Chancellery. SPIEGEL speaks with him about populism, the stability of democracy and Donald Trump. Interview Conducted by Klaus Brinkbäumer, Markus Feldenkirchen and Horand Knaup more... Comment ]

A Tectonic Shift in the German Election: Meet the Man Who Will Challenge Merkel

A Tectonic Shift in the German Election Meet the Man Who Will Challenge Merkel

With the surprise announcement that Martin Schulz, until recently the head of the European Parliament, will be the Social Democrats' chancellor candidate this fall, the German political landscape has undergone a tectonic shift. Now Chancellor Angela Merkel must prepare for a real fight. By Matthias Bartsch, Sven Böll, Markus Feldenkirchen, Valerie Höhne, Horand Knaup and Ralf Neukirch more... Comment ]


Dear Facebook, This Man Is Not a Terrorist: Selfie with Merkel Haunts Refugee

Dear Facebook, This Man Is Not a Terrorist Selfie with Merkel Haunts Refugee

Under normal circumstances, he would be considered a shining example of integration. But a selfie of Anas Modamani together with German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been used repeatedly to label the young Syrian refugee as a terrorist. The 19-year-old has had enough and is taking legal action against Facebook. By Fabian Reinbold more... Comment ]

Democracy Under Pressure: Germany Balances Liberty and Security in Face of Terror

Democracy Under Pressure Germany Balances Liberty and Security in Face of Terror

In the wake of the Berlin terror attack, leading German politicians have begun demanding changes to the country's security architecture. With fall elections approaching, the issue is set to dominate the campaign. But there's also a danger of going too far. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


A Known 'Threat': Why Did Germany Fail to Stop Terrorist?

A Known 'Threat' Why Did Germany Fail to Stop Terrorist?

German authorities identified Anis Amri as a potential terrorist threat months ago. How did they fail to stop him from committing his deadly attack? These government failures are likely to haunt the country for months to come. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Terror in Berlin: How the Attack Has Changed the Country

Terror in Berlin How the Attack Has Changed the Country

Terror attacks bring people together. That, at least, is what used to happen. But the attack in Berlin has followed a different script, with the gap between those content to wait for the facts and those eager to score political points now wider than ever before. A look back at 48 hours that changed the country. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Political Firestorm: Did Failures By German Authorities Lead to Attack?

Political Firestorm Did Failures By German Authorities Lead to Attack?

German authorities identified the main suspect in the attack on a Christmas market in Berlin as a potential Islamist threat months ago. His deportation had even been ordered, but then suspended -- despite knowledge by investigators that he may have offered himself as a suicide bomber. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Tunisian Suspect: Man Reportedly Offered Self As Suicide Bomber

Tunisian Suspect Man Reportedly Offered Self As Suicide Bomber

German security agencies had been monitoring Anis Amri for months. SPIEGEL has learned that the Tunisian terror suspect is also believed to have offered his services as a suicide bomber. The language he used, however, was so coded that officials could not make an arrest. more...

Opinion: Why I Can Feel No Fear

Opinion Why I Can Feel No Fear

No fear, no hatred. SPIEGEL ONLINE opinion editor Stefan Kuzmany lives in Berlin, but he feels strangely untouched by Monday's Christmas market terrorist attack. By Stefan Kuzmany more... Comment ]

Suspected Berlin Attacker Anis Amri: Officials Lost Track of A Man Identified as Dangerous

Suspected Berlin Attacker Anis Amri Officials Lost Track of A Man Identified as Dangerous

German police are conducting a manhunt for Anis Amri. The Tunisian national is the main suspect in the terrorist attack on a Berlin Christmas market on Monday night. The authorities had been monitoring him for months, but he still managed to avoid detection. By Jörg Diehl, Roman Lehberger and Christoph Sydow more... Comment ]