Refugees in Crisis  The Death Strip at the Turkish-Syrian Border

Assad and Russia are destroying Aleppo and tens of thousands of Syrians have left the city as they search for safety. But under pressure from Europe, Turkey has sealed off its border to Syria. Those who try to cross often don't survive. By Riham Alkousaa and Maximilian Popp at the Border between Syria and Turkey more... Comment ]

Italian Leader Steps Down Day of Reckoning for Renzi

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi failed to get the result he wanted in a critical referendum on Sunday. With the announcement of his intention to resign, Italy and Europe face storms ahead. By Hans-Jürgen Schlamp in Rome more... Comment ]


Interview with David Remnick: Trump Will Be a 'Severe Disappointment To Millions'

Interview with David Remnick Trump Will Be a 'Severe Disappointment To Millions'

SPIEGEL speaks to the editor of the New Yorker about the dangers of fascism under Donald Trump, international leaders' reactions to the election and the role of the press in reporting on the next administration. Interview Conducted by Holger Stark more... Comment ]

Exceptions to the Rules: How Some US Athletes Obtain Permits for Banned Medication

Exceptions to the Rules How Some US Athletes Obtain Permits for Banned Medication

According to documents hacked by a group called Fancy Bears and obtained by DER SPIEGEL, large numbers of US athletes applied for exemptions to take banned drugs shortly before the Rio Olympic Games. By Christoph Henrichs, Lukas Eberle and Rafael Buschmann more... Comment ]


Asleep at the Wheel: German Leaders at Odds with Industry over Electric Cars

Asleep at the Wheel German Leaders at Odds with Industry over Electric Cars

The government in Berlin fears that German automobile companies are lagging behind as electric cars pick up speed around the world. Faced with immense challenges and the potential loss of tens of thousands of jobs, the industry is still pushing its gas guzzlers. By Horand Knaup, Michael Sauga and Gerald Traufetter more... Comment ]

The Chancellor's Eroding Power: Merkel Adversary Jens Spahn on the Rise

The Chancellor's Eroding Power Merkel Adversary Jens Spahn on the Rise

Jens Spahn, 36, has quickly risen to become a leader of the conservative wing of Angela Merkel's CDU party. His ascent shows how the chancellor's power is beginning to erode. By Ralf Neukirch more... Comment ]


Ex-Astronaut Talks Asteroids: 'It Is Only a Matter of Time Until a Big One Hits'

Ex-Astronaut Talks Asteroids 'It Is Only a Matter of Time Until a Big One Hits'

European nations are currently deciding the future of an international program to prepare for the threat of asteroid impact. Former Apollo astronaut Rusty Schweickart fears that a hit could wipe out intelligent life on Earth. SPIEGEL ONLINE spoke to him about his concerns. Interview Conducted by Christoph Seidler more... Comment ]

Fact-Check: Five Myths about Advancement in Germany

Fact-Check Five Myths about Advancement in Germany

Children of immigrants fare worse in school? You have to go to college if you want to earn a lot of money? There are plenty of myths surrounding social advancement in Germany -- and many of them are out of step with reality. more...


Born without Arms and Legs: 'I'm Glad I Don't Need Any Shoes'

Born without Arms and Legs 'I'm Glad I Don't Need Any Shoes'

Janis McDavid, 25, was born with no arms and legs. But he still goes to university, drives a car and travels the world. Today he is embarking on his career. How, though, does he do it? By Heike Klovert and Maria Feck (Video and Photos) more... Video | Comment ]