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'Completely Unimpressed': Berliners Maintain Composure after Attack

'Completely Unimpressed': Berliners Maintain Composure after Attack

December 21, 2016, 03:53 PM

How is Berlin coping with Christmas market attack? A foray through the city reveals something astounding. The seeds of fear the terrorists sought to plant don't appear to be germinating here. By Sebastian Fischer and Fabian Reinbold more... Comment ]


Attack in Berlin: Germany Orders Manhunt for Tunisian Suspect

Attack in Berlin: Germany Orders Manhunt for Tunisian Suspect

December 21, 2016, 11:24 AM

Germany has issued a manhunt order for a Tunisian man whose identity papers were found in the cab of the truck used in Monday's terrorist attack in Berlin. Deportation proceedings had been stalled because he lacked the necessary papers. By Thomas Heise and Roman Lehberger more... Comment ]

Attack in Berlin: Germany's Nightmare, Merkel's Nightmare

Attack in Berlin: Germany's Nightmare, Merkel's Nightmare

December 20, 2016, 07:13 PM

The attack on Berlin has the potential for shaking up German politics. Angela Merkel said what she needed to say, but her task of reuniting the country ahead of next fall's general election just became more difficult. By Severin Weiland and Philipp Wittrock more...


Christmas Market Attack: Case Against Berlin Suspect Crumbles

Christmas Market Attack: Case Against Berlin Suspect Crumbles

December 20, 2016, 05:43 PM

On Monday night, police thought they had managed to capture the driver who had rammed a truck into a Christmas market in Berlin. Now, the case is crumbling and the true attacker may still be at large. more...

Berlin Attack: Police Have Doubts about Suspect's Involvement

Berlin Attack: Police Have Doubts about Suspect's Involvement

December 20, 2016, 02:39 PM

Berlin police arrested a man on Monday night believed to have been the driver of the truck that plowed through a Christmas market, killing 12. Now, however, doubts are growing about the suspect's involvement. more...


Commentary on the Berlin Attack: Our Strength

Commentary on the Berlin Attack: Our Strength

December 20, 2016, 01:07 PM

The attack in Berlin has shown us that Germany is also vulnerable. This makes it that much more important that we all keep our cool. By Roland Nelles more... Comment ]

Berlin Terror Attack: Suspect Is 23-Year-Old Pakistani Man

Berlin Terror Attack: Suspect Is 23-Year-Old Pakistani Man

December 20, 2016, 12:08 PM

Officials in Germany are now calling the semi-truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin a "terrorist" incident. Twelve were killed and 48 injured in the incident. Officials are questioning a man arrested in connection with the killings. more...


Suspected Terror in Berlin: 12 Dead After Truck Plows into Christmas Market

Suspected Terror in Berlin: 12 Dead After Truck Plows into Christmas Market

December 19, 2016, 09:45 PM

A truck crashed into a Christmas market in Berlin near the Zoologische Garten train station on Monday evening in one of busiest parts of the city. Police say 12 were killed and at least 48 injured, some seriously. They believe it was a deliberate attack. more...

The Death of an Ideal: Killing in Germany Triggers Fresh Refugee Debate

The Death of an Ideal: Killing in Germany Triggers Fresh Refugee Debate

December 14, 2016, 01:16 PM

The recent rape and murder of a student in the bucolic university town of Freiburg, Germany, has shaken a city that welcomed refugees with open arms. As it emerges that a young Afghan man may have been the killer, a national debate on migrants is unfolding. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Germany's Divided Conservatives: Merkel Critics Deal a Blow to Chancellor

Germany's Divided Conservatives: Merkel Critics Deal a Blow to Chancellor

December 09, 2016, 06:19 PM

Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats are turning right ahead of her upcoming re-election campaign and they are doing so against the chancellor's wishes. An influential group of senior CDU members is leading the charge, but Merkel's patience, say allies, is "finite." By Ralf Neukirch and Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]