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Angry Germans: Big Projects Face Growing Resistance

Angry Germans: Big Projects Face Growing Resistance

July 11, 2014, 05:50 PM

In recent years, a new protest culture has made it more difficult for to complete big infrastructure projects in Germany. Now leaders are growing increasingly frustrated with protesters' unwillingness to compromise, and worry they're endangering the country's future. By Sven Böll, Horand Knaup and Paul Middelhoff more... Comment ]


NATO's Rasmussen: 'Active Role' for Germany 'Decisive for Europe's Future'

NATO's Rasmussen: 'Active Role' for Germany 'Decisive for Europe's Future'

July 11, 2014, 04:55 PM

In an interview, outgoing NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen discusses Germany's postwar tradition of pacificism and his belief the country is now ready, and indeed has the responsibility, to take on a greater role in global affairs. Interview Conducted By Christiane Hoffmann and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]


Germany's Choice: Will It Be America or Russia?

Germany's Choice: Will It Be America or Russia?

July 10, 2014, 05:48 PM

For decades, Germany's position in the West remained unquestioned. Following the NSA spying and other political scandals, many Germans want greater independence from the US. But does that mean getting closer to Moscow? By Markus Feldenkirchen, Christiane Hoffmann and René Pfister more... Comment ]

Retaliation for Spying: Germany Asks CIA Official to Leave Country

Retaliation for Spying: Germany Asks CIA Official to Leave Country

July 10, 2014, 05:31 PM

In what amounts to a diplomatic earthquake, Berlin has asked the country's top CIA official to leave Germany. The measures comes in response to the second allegation in a week of a German government employee spying for the US. more... Comment ]

Spiraling Spying: Suspected Double Agent Further Strains German-US Ties

Spiraling Spying: Suspected Double Agent Further Strains German-US Ties

July 09, 2014, 03:08 PM

A year after revelations of the NSA's wide scale spying activities first emerged, the arrest of an employee at the German foreign intelligence service, suspected of being a double agent, is testing the limits of Berlin's patience with Washington. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

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 ]