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Left Behind: Tougher German Rules Leave Refugee Families in the Lurch

Left Behind: Tougher German Rules Leave Refugee Families in the Lurch

August 31, 2017, 06:46 PM

When German Chancellor Angela Merkel allowed hundreds of thousands of men into the country, many of the refugees believed they would be able to bring their families later. Now the rules have changed, and countless women and children are trapped in perilous situations. By Katrin Elger and Asia Haidar more... Comment ]


Germany for Germans: U.S. Ad Agency Boosts Right-Wing Populist AfD

Germany for Germans: U.S. Ad Agency Boosts Right-Wing Populist AfD

August 30, 2017, 11:39 AM

To boost its online election campaign, the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany party has turned to a Texas-based advertising agency for help. The company has worked with Donald Trump. By Melanie Amann more... Comment ]

Uphill Battle: Merkel Challenger Schulz Hopes Debate Will Turn the Tide

Uphill Battle: Merkel Challenger Schulz Hopes Debate Will Turn the Tide

August 29, 2017, 11:12 AM

Martin Schulz, the Social Democratic candidate for chancellor, faces a steep uphill battle if he wants to unseat Angela Merkel. He is hoping that next weekend's debate might breathe new life into his campaign. And he may not be wrong. By Christiane Hoffmann, Alexander Kühn, Veit Medick and Ralf Neukirch more... Comment ]


Open Season: Erdogan Supporters Attack Turkish-German Politicians

Open Season: Erdogan Supporters Attack Turkish-German Politicians

August 25, 2017, 06:12 PM

German politicians with Turkish roots are often insulted and berated on the campaign trail. But xenophobes aren't always to blame. Supporters of Turkish President Erdogan see them as traitors and try to intimidate them. By Katrin Elger and Maria-Mercedes Hering more... Comment ]

Fly in the Borscht: Ex-Chancellor Schröder's Russia Ties a Problem for the SPD

Fly in the Borscht: Ex-Chancellor Schröder's Russia Ties a Problem for the SPD

August 22, 2017, 05:14 PM

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder is soon to join the supervisory board of Russia's largest oil company, Rosneft. His ties in Moscow are becoming a problem for Social Democratic chancellor candidate Martin Schulz on the campaign trail. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Terrorism or Insanity? Attack Underscores Need To Address Refugees' Mental Health

Terrorism or Insanity? Attack Underscores Need To Address Refugees' Mental Health

August 10, 2017, 09:39 PM

In 2015, Ahmed A. was an unremarkable Palestinian asylum applicant with dreams of a new life in Germany. Two years later, he went on a deadly stabbing spree in a Hamburg supermarket. His transformation highlights a growing problem among refugees in the country: mental illness. By Laura Backes, Jürgen Dahlkamp, Hubert Gude, Martin Knobbe, Roman Lehberger, Andrew Moussa and Wolf Wiedmann-Schmidt more... Comment ]

'Everything is Fine': A Syrian Family's Quest to Become German

'Everything is Fine': A Syrian Family's Quest to Become German

August 09, 2017, 01:23 PM

The Muatis are one of hundreds of thousands of refugee families who have come to Germany from Syria since the war broke out. They desperately want to fit in and contribute to society, but even as the children relish their newfound freedoms, the parents worry about their future. By Claas Relotius more... Comment ]


The End of a Legend: 'Made in Germany' Label Badly Damaged By Car Scandal

The End of a Legend: 'Made in Germany' Label Badly Damaged By Car Scandal

August 04, 2017, 08:20 PM

Germany's diesel scandal occurred because the government has long been too lenient on the automobile industry. Deep ties between politicians and the sector allowed the situation to get out of hand, with enormous damage to the country's reputation as one of the world's best carmakers. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Chancellor Candidate Unloads: Germany's Martin Schulz Says Trump 'Far Worse' Than Expected

Chancellor Candidate Unloads: Germany's Martin Schulz Says Trump 'Far Worse' Than Expected

August 03, 2017, 05:42 PM

Martin Schulz, the rival who wants to unseat Angela Merkel as chancellor in September, made headlines before the election with his criticism of Donald Trump. In an interview with DER SPIEGEL he now describes the U.S. president as a "risk to the whole world" and expresses shock over his "merciless nepotism." Interview Conducted By Florian Gathmann, Barbara Hans and Philipp Wittrock more... Comment ]


The Cartel: Collusion Between Germany's Biggest Carmakers

The Cartel: Collusion Between Germany's Biggest Carmakers

July 27, 2017, 02:10 PM

The diesel scandal is not a failure on the part of individual companies, but rather the result of collusion among German automakers that lasted for years. Audi, BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen and Porsche coordinated their activities in more than a thousand meetings. The exposure of a cartel. By Frank Dohmen and Dietmar Hawranek more... Comment ]