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Losing Trust: Frustrations Grow Over German Response to Terror

Losing Trust: Frustrations Grow Over German Response to Terror

August 12, 2016, 06:03 PM

In the wake of recent attacks, Germany's conservative Christian Democrats over tripping over themselves with proposals for tightening anti-terror laws. Instead of calming the people, they are simply confusing them. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Therapy and Prevention: The Race to Stop Youth from Radicalizing

Therapy and Prevention: The Race to Stop Youth from Radicalizing

August 11, 2016, 06:17 PM

The recent spate of deadly attacks in Germany have highlighted the need to intervene with angry young men before they turn to extremism or violence. But the country has a lot of catching up to do -- and the work can be controversial. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Terror Investigation: Germany Attackers Had Contact with Suspected IS Members

Terror Investigation: Germany Attackers Had Contact with Suspected IS Members

August 05, 2016, 12:00 PM

The perpetrators of recent attacks in Ansbach and Würzburg in Germany had contacts with suspected Islamic State members in Saudi Arabia, SPIEGEL has learned. Chat transcripts suggest one of the perpetrators may have been planning to strike again. By Andreas Ulrich more... Comment ]


Terror in Germany: How Close Were Attackers' Links to the Islamic State?

Terror in Germany: How Close Were Attackers' Links to the Islamic State?

August 02, 2016, 07:25 PM

The attackers in Ansbach and Würzburg lived inconspicuously in Germany for months. Evidence is mounting to suggest that when they did act, they acted on instructions from the Islamic State. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

A Country on Tenterhooks: Germans Wonder If Terror Can Be Prevented

A Country on Tenterhooks: Germans Wonder If Terror Can Be Prevented

August 01, 2016, 08:27 PM

Following the attacks in Munich, Würzburg and Ansbach, many are asking how the violence can be stopped. There is an answer to this question, but will it be heard in these turbulent times? By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


German Interior Minister: 'No Constitutional State Can Prevent Every Crime'

German Interior Minister: 'No Constitutional State Can Prevent Every Crime'

July 22, 2016, 06:02 PM

After this week's attack on a train near Würzburg, fears of terror in Germany are growing. In an interview, German Interior Minister de Maizière says greater security precautions at major events are needed, but that acts of violence cannot be completely eliminated. Interview Conducted by Jörg Schindler and Wolf Wiedmann-Schmidt more... Comment ]

IS Flag Found: Teen Dead after Perpetrating German Train Attack

IS Flag Found: Teen Dead after Perpetrating German Train Attack

July 19, 2016, 10:24 AM

In Würzburg, Germany, a perpetrator has been killed after critically wounding passengers on a regional train in an axe and knife attack. Officials found a hand-painted Islamic State flag in the attacker's room. more...


Suspected Sleeper Cell: Was Islamic State Really Planning an Attack in Germany?

Suspected Sleeper Cell: Was Islamic State Really Planning an Attack in Germany?

June 17, 2016, 10:27 AM

In early June, German investigators arrested several suspected members of an IS sleeper cell. A member of the group had turned himself in, claiming that plans were underway for an attack in Düsseldorf. Can he be trusted? The authorities are unsure. By SPIEGEL Staff. more... Comment ]

'I Can Hardly Breathe Here': German Refugee Shelters Face Sexual Assault Problem

'I Can Hardly Breathe Here': German Refugee Shelters Face Sexual Assault Problem

May 11, 2016, 04:49 PM

Cases of sexual assault in German refugee shelters are on the rise, with women and children facing the greatest danger. Despite pleas for help from the government, Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition has done little to offer additional protections. By Riham Alkousaa, Julia Klaus, Ann-Katrin Müller and Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]


The AfD Wedge: Bavarian Conservatives Weigh Split from Merkel's CDU

The AfD Wedge: Bavarian Conservatives Weigh Split from Merkel's CDU

May 10, 2016, 01:11 PM

The rise of the right-wing populist AfD has driven a wedge between Merkel's Christian Democrats and their Bavarian sister party. The CSU is now threatening to go it alone, with officials saying they may campaign against the chancellor in the 2017 election.  By Melanie Amann, Ralf Neukirch and René Pfister more... Comment ]