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Open Break: Climate Disagreement Clouding G-20 Summit

Open Break: Climate Disagreement Clouding G-20 Summit

July 07, 2017, 08:02 PM

The U.S. is isolated when it comes to climate change at the G-20 -- and it is a disagreement that will likely be mentioned in the summit's closing declaration, SPIEGEL has learned. By David Böcking more... Comment ]


G20 Protests: Police Opt for Brute Force in Hamburg

G20 Protests: Police Opt for Brute Force in Hamburg

July 07, 2017, 05:07 PM

The police stopped the "Welcome to Hell" demo on Thursday night with brute force. Both sides escalated the situation, with some police action sparking panic in the crowds. By Holger Dambeck, Eva Horn, Philipp Löwe, Dominik Peters, Stefan Schultz and Ansgar Siemens more... Comment ]

Germany Approves Gay Marriage: Next Stop Constitutional Court?

Germany Approves Gay Marriage: Next Stop Constitutional Court?

June 30, 2017, 06:44 PM

On Friday, German parliament passed a law paving the way for gay marriage. But the language of the country's constitution could lead to a serious legal challenge. It may be too soon to celebrate. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Cultural Conundrum: What Does It Mean To Be a Hamburger?

Cultural Conundrum: What Does It Mean To Be a Hamburger?

June 26, 2017, 05:18 PM

As Germany prepares for next week's G-20 summit, the world has its eyes on Hamburg. The city has seen a decline in the port culture that put it on the map, but the recent success of its spectacular new concert hall has forced many residents to reflect anew on what it means to be a Hamburger. By Alexander Smoltczyk more... Comment ]

The Last Act: A Raging Battle over Kohl's Legacy

The Last Act: A Raging Battle over Kohl's Legacy

June 23, 2017, 06:46 PM

For years, Helmut Kohl's second wife held a tight grip over his legacy. With his passing now, she is pushing for an EU state funeral rather than a national one -- and even considered not inviting any German leaders to speak. A major dispute is expected over the estate of one of Europe's most distinguished politicians. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Spying Scandal: German Intelligence Also Snooped on White House

Spying Scandal: German Intelligence Also Snooped on White House

June 22, 2017, 06:48 PM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is famous for the terse remark she made after learning her mobile phone had been tapped by the NSA. "Spying among friends, that isn't done." As it turns out, Germany was spying on America too, even targeting the White House. By Maik Baumgärtner, Martin Knobbe and Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]

'Welcome To Hell': Hamburg Girds for 100,000 G-20 Protestors

'Welcome To Hell': Hamburg Girds for 100,000 G-20 Protestors

June 20, 2017, 04:18 PM

When the leaders of the world's most powerful economies descend on Hamburg next month, the city will be a virtual fortress with the deployment of 20,000 police. Officials believe violent protests are likely. By Laura Backes, Maik Baumgärtner, Hubert Gude and Gunther Latsch more... Comment ]


A German Giant: The Political Legacy of Helmut Kohl

A German Giant: The Political Legacy of Helmut Kohl

June 16, 2017, 11:31 PM

He was the chancellor who reunited Germany and advanced European unification. He governed longer than any other German leader before him and became a global statesman who dedicated his life to his country, even if scandals threatened to obscure parts of his legacy. By Wolfram Bickerich more... Comment ]

Isolating Trump: Merkel's G-20 Climate Alliance Is Crumbling

Isolating Trump: Merkel's G-20 Climate Alliance Is Crumbling

June 09, 2017, 06:49 PM

The German chancellor had been hoping to isolate Donald Trump on climate issues at the upcoming G-20 summit in Hamburg. But Merkel's hoped-for alliance is crumbling, underscoring Germany's relative political weakness globally. Many countries are wary of angering the United States. By Christiane Hoffmann, Peter Müller and Gerald Traufetter more... Comment ]


Migrant Crime in Germany: The Lost Sons of North Africa

Migrant Crime in Germany: The Lost Sons of North Africa

June 09, 2017, 10:48 AM

Thousands of young men from North Africa come to Germany every year and many of them, like Samir, fall afoul of the law. Officials would like to accelerate the deportation process, but the criminals aren't welcome back home either. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]