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Silicon Valley and the German Election: AfD Accuses Google of Sabotaging Campaign

Silicon Valley and the German Election: AfD Accuses Google of Sabotaging Campaign

September 19, 2017, 05:57 PM

DER SPIEGEL has learned that Google has refused for more than a week to place certain ads for a controversial anti-Merkel website created by the Alternative for Germany. The right-wing populist party says it will respond by spending its budget for the project on Facebook instead. By Melanie Amann and Marcel Rosenbach more... Comment ]


Interview with Martin Schulz: 'We Cannot Leave Any Room for the Enemies of Democracy'

Interview with Martin Schulz: 'We Cannot Leave Any Room for the Enemies of Democracy'

September 18, 2017, 05:09 PM

Social Democratic chancellor candidate Martin Schulz still believes he has a chance of unseating Angela Merkel. DER SPIEGEL spoke to him about the anger many Germans feel against establishment parties and how to deal with authoritarian politicians. Interview Conducted by Klaus Brinkbäumer, Michael Sauga and Veit Medick more... Comment ]

German Election Podcast: What You Need To Know About Sunday's Vote

German Election Podcast: What You Need To Know About Sunday's Vote

September 18, 2017, 03:42 PM

Germans head to the polls this Sunday to elect their next parliament. In our special election podcast, SPIEGEL ONLINE Editor-in-Chief Barbara Hans discusses issues that have shaped the campaign, Angela Merkel's prospects for a fourth term and the likelihood the far right will win seats. more...


March of the Trolls: Right-Wing Activists Take Aim at German Election

March of the Trolls: Right-Wing Activists Take Aim at German Election

September 13, 2017, 03:37 PM

Ahead of Germany's general election, an international alliance of extremist online activists is busy inciting on the internet. They're spreading hate, fake news and Kremlin propaganda in an effort to help the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany. By Konstantin von Hammerstein, Roman Höfner and Marcel Rosenbach more...

The Victory of Rage: AfD Sets its Sights on German Parliament

The Victory of Rage: AfD Sets its Sights on German Parliament

September 13, 2017, 03:24 PM

Even as Chancellor Angela Merkel seems set to win her fourth term, the German campaign has been characterized in some towns by rage and hatred. The right-wing populist AfD is also expecting Election Day success, and it will change German political debate. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Is Moscow Planning Something? Germany Prepares for Possible Russian Election Meddling

Is Moscow Planning Something? Germany Prepares for Possible Russian Election Meddling

September 07, 2017, 03:07 PM

Two years ago, Russian hackers conducted a cyberattack against the German parliament. Will the data they stole make a sudden appearance before the election? Officials are doubtful, but there may be an even greater threat. By Fabian Reinbold more... Comment ]

An Agent from Ankara: Did Turkey Plan To Kill Kurdish Official in Germany?

An Agent from Ankara: Did Turkey Plan To Kill Kurdish Official in Germany?

September 06, 2017, 12:24 PM

An espionage trial in Hamburg is raising questions about the Turkish government's intelligence activities in Germany. It has shed light on a murky world in which Ankara may even be trying to eliminate its political opponents. By Martin Knobbe more... Comment ]


David vs. Goliath: The Unequal Battle Between Martin Schulz and Angela Merkel

David vs. Goliath: The Unequal Battle Between Martin Schulz and Angela Merkel

September 05, 2017, 12:13 PM

He started with a bang. But for months, Social Democratic chancellor candidate Martin Schulz has been having trouble gaining traction on the campaign trail. Could it be that he doesn't want power badly enough? By Christiane Hoffmann and René Pfister more... Comment ]

SPIEGEL Interview with Angela Merkel: 'In Everything I Do, I Aim to Strengthen Democracy'

SPIEGEL Interview with Angela Merkel: 'In Everything I Do, I Aim to Strengthen Democracy'

September 01, 2017, 06:08 PM

Angela Merkel is running for a fourth term in office. DER SPIEGEL speaks with the chancellor about the addiction of power, the influence on politics of Germany's automobile industry and her attempts to win back voters on the right. Interview Conducted by Klaus Brinkbäumer and René Pfister more... Comment ]


Germans on the Eve of the Election: 'I've Never Seen So Much Hate'

Germans on the Eve of the Election: 'I've Never Seen So Much Hate'

September 01, 2017, 06:07 PM

Psychologist Stephan Grünewald has spent much of his career studying Germans. In a new study, he looked at current political attitudes and discovered raw emotions ahead of the upcoming election. Interview Conducted by Nils Minkmar more... Comment ]