Refugee Abuse: Torture Scandal Rocks German Police

Refugee Abuse: Torture Scandal Rocks German Police

A 39-year-old Hanover cop allegedly abused two migrants, forcing one of them to eat rotten pork, and threatened a colleague with a gun. As the investigation grows, it is revealing deeper problems among German police. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]



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Betrayal and Betrayers Merkel's Risky Silence in the NSA Scandal

Betrayal and Betrayers: Merkel's Risky Silence in the NSA Scandal

While Chancellor Angela Merkel remains tight-lipped about the German intelligence scandal, her second-in-command is casting her in an increasingly unflattering light by opening up. A Commentary By Klaus Brinkbäumer more... Comment ]


Skeletons of the Past Helping Europe's War Dead Find a Final Resting Place

Skeletons of the Past: Helping Europe's War Dead Find a Final Resting Place

With excavations of Europe's killing fields still unearthing the mortal remains of thousands of fallen soldiers, World War II still isn't over for the people who find them, identify them and give them a proper burial. By Alexander Smoltczyk more... Comment ]


America's Willing Helper Intelligence Scandal Puts Merkel in Tight Place

America's Willing Helper: Intelligence Scandal Puts Merkel in Tight Place

Germany's latest spying scandal has created the biggest crisis yet for the country's foreign intelligence agency. The German government appears to have been aware of widespread US spying, possibly including economic espionage, against European targets and yet it did nothing to stop it. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? Fears As Predator Returns To Europe

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? Fears As Predator Returns To Europe

The wolf has returned to Germany and along with it, ages old fears. But these worries are unfounded, argues Italian biologist Luigi Boitani, who has studied the creature's return across Europe. Interview Conducted by Julia Koch more... Comment ]

Spying Close to Home German Intelligence Under Fire for NSA Cooperation

Spying Close to Home: German Intelligence Under Fire for NSA Cooperation

US intelligence spent years spying on European targets from a secretive base. Now, it seems that German intelligence was aware of the espionage -- and did nothing to stop it. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

A War Waged From German Soil US Ramstein Base Key in Drone Attacks

A War Waged From German Soil: US Ramstein Base Key in Drone Attacks

The US Air Force base in Ramstein is a central and indispensible element in Barack Obama's controversial use of drones in the war against terror. New documents are creating pressure for both Washington and the German government. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

German Asylum Attacks on Refugee Hostels a Growing Problem

German Asylum: Attacks on Refugee Hostels a Growing Problem

The recent arson attack against a refugee hostel in Tröglitz has made headlines around the world. But it is far from the exception in Germany. Even as most asylum-seekers in the country are left in peace, there has been a disturbing rise in anti-refugee violence. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Anti-Semitism in Germany 'I Don't See Any Reason for Jews Here To Emigrate'

Anti-Semitism in Germany: 'I Don't See Any Reason for Jews Here To Emigrate'

In an interview, the heads of Germany's Protestant and Jewish communities discuss Martin Luther's anti-Semitism, growing fears after the Paris attacks and whether Islam truly belongs to the country. more... Comment ]

'A Disgrace for Tröglitz' Refugee-Home Fire Spurs Xenophobia Fears

'A Disgrace for Tröglitz': Refugee-Home Fire Spurs Xenophobia Fears

An arson attack on a future refugee home in the German town of Tröglitz is only the latest indicator that anti-foreigner sentiment has spread too far in the country. The number of crimes directed at asylum-seekers has risen dramatically. By SPIEGEL ONLINE Staff more... Comment ]