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Bad Fit: Why Germany Doesn't Cut It in International Fashion

Bad Fit: Why Germany Doesn't Cut It in International Fashion

July 08, 2014, 06:06 PM

Berlin Fashion Week is underway, but A-listers are keeping their distance. The event has failed to put the German capital on the clothing map. A closer look at the career trajectory of designer Kostas Murkudis provides some insight into the reasons why. By Mareike Nieberding more... Comment ]


Refugee Standoff in Berlin: The Green Party's Image Crisis

Refugee Standoff in Berlin: The Green Party's Image Crisis

July 07, 2014, 05:40 PM

The recent stand-off between refugees and their supporters, and the authorities at a Berlin school has spurred a PR crisis for the Green Party and left supporters wondering why former squatters would call in the cops to evict people. By Markus Deggerich and Paul Middelhoff more... Comment ]


Growing Influx: Germany Caught Off Guard By Surge in Refugees

Growing Influx: Germany Caught Off Guard By Surge in Refugees

July 07, 2014, 05:40 PM

The German government is expecting around 175,000 people to file applications for asylum this year, the highest number in two decades. Regional politicians are acting surprised, but there have been signs of this development for years now. more... Comment ]

From Prison to Jihad: Islamists Seek Supporters among German Inmates

From Prison to Jihad: Islamists Seek Supporters among German Inmates

July 02, 2014, 05:01 PM

Radical Islamists have found a new place for recruiting fresh followers: German prisons. In some jails, Muslim chaplains are successfully promoting a more moderate approach to the faith, but many more of them are needed. By Lisa Schnell more... Comment ]

Obama Advisor John Podesta: 'Every Country Has a History of Going Over the Line'

Obama Advisor John Podesta: 'Every Country Has a History of Going Over the Line'

June 30, 2014, 02:30 PM

Instead of a no-spy deal, the US has begun a Cyber Dialogue with Germany. In a SPIEGEL interview, John Podesta, a special advisor to President Barack Obama, speaks of the balance between alliances and security and says that changes are being made to NSA espionage practices. Interview Conducted by Susanne Koelbl and Marcel Rosenbach more... Comment ]

Part of the West? 'German Leftists Have Still Not Understood Putin'

Part of the West? 'German Leftists Have Still Not Understood Putin'

June 27, 2014, 05:14 PM

Many in Germany would like to see their country strive for equidistance between the West and Russia. In an interview, German historian Heinrich August Winkler harshly criticizes that stance and explains how some Germans have romanticized Putin. By Christiane Hoffmann and René Pfister more... Comment ]

Queen's Quandary: Chancellor Merkel's Power Erodes in Europe

Queen's Quandary: Chancellor Merkel's Power Erodes in Europe

June 24, 2014, 10:05 AM

For years, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was the strongest politician in the European Union. Lately, her hold on power has become weaker -- and one of the greatest challenges is coming from within her own government. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Mayday: Berlin's Ill-Fated Airport Faces Insolvency

Mayday: Berlin's Ill-Fated Airport Faces Insolvency

June 20, 2014, 03:40 PM

After countless delays, technical problems and cost overruns, the German capital's troubled new airport faces another obstacle: It is running out of money. With the current CEO refusing to give detailed plans, it seems likely taxpayers will have to foot the bill. By Christoph Pauly and Andreas Wassermann more... Comment ]

NSA in Germany: Why We Are Posting Secret Documents

NSA in Germany: Why We Are Posting Secret Documents

June 18, 2014, 04:21 PM

Documents leaked by Edward Snowden show that Germany is home to the NSA's most important activities on the Continent. It's time the German public knew what they are -- and about their own government's involvement. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial more... Comment ]

Interview with Ex-Stasi Agent: 'The Scope of NSA Surveillance Surprised Me'

Interview with Ex-Stasi Agent: 'The Scope of NSA Surveillance Surprised Me'

June 18, 2014, 04:21 PM

During the Cold War, West Germany's foreign intelligence service cooperated closely with the NSA. Klaus Eichner, an agent with the East German Stasi, monitored it at the time, and now he tells SPIEGEL what he knew about the collaboration. Interview Conducted by Michael Sontheimer and Andy Müller-Maguhn more... Comment ]

Spying Together: Germany's Deep Cooperation with the NSA

Spying Together: Germany's Deep Cooperation with the NSA

June 18, 2014, 04:20 PM

Cooperation between Germany's foreign intelligence service, the BND, and America's NSA is deeper than previously believed. German agents appear to have crossed into constitutionally questionable territory. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

New NSA Revelations: Inside Snowden's Germany File

New NSA Revelations: Inside Snowden's Germany File

June 18, 2014, 04:20 PM

An analysis of secret documents leaked by Edward Snowden demonstrates that the NSA is more active in Germany than anywhere else in Europe -- and that data collected here may have helped kill suspected terrorists. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]