The New York Times and the President Trump's Love-Hate Relationship with the Gray Lady

Donald Trump bashes no other newspaper to the degree he does the New York Times. But it hasn't damaged the paper -- on the contrary. The newsroom may be exhausted, but it is more motivated than ever. By Isabell Huelsen more... Comment ]

Eroding Friendship: German-Israeli Relations Take a Turn for the Worse

Eroding Friendship German-Israeli Relations Take a Turn for the Worse

This week's diplomatic row over German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel's visit to Israel is indicative of growing mistrust between the two governments. But it's unusual for tensions between the two countries to be this open. By Christoph Schult more... Comment ]


John Dean on Trump's First 100 Days: 'I'd Give Him an 'F!''

John Dean on Trump's First 100 Days 'I'd Give Him an 'F!''

John Dean has no lack of experience with difficult politicians -- he served as Richard Nixon's right-hand man and was a key figure in the Watergate scandal. In an interview, he explains why he believes the best hope for Donald Trump is his incompetence. Interview Conducted By Marc Pitzke more... Comment ]

Refugee and Soldier: The Double Life of a Right-Wing Terror Suspect

Refugee and Soldier The Double Life of a Right-Wing Terror Suspect

A suspected right-wing extremist German army officer is thought to have been planning an attack. As part of his preparation, he registered as a refugee from Syria. Now, Franco A. has been arrested in a perplexing case full of riddles. By Jörg Diehl and Matthias Gebauer more... Comment ]


Rape Allegations Against Real Madrid Star: 'It Has To Be Less!' Ronaldo Wrote in Text Message

Rape Allegations Against Real Madrid Star 'It Has To Be Less!' Ronaldo Wrote in Text Message

A young woman claims that Cristiano Ronaldo raped her. Following the publication of a report on the allegations, the Real Madrid player's agency dismissed the story as "journalistic fiction." But DER SPIEGEL has evidence indicating that Ronaldo was privy to negotiations with the American. By Rafael Buschmann, Christoph Henrichs, Gerhard Pfeil, Antje Windmann and Michael Wulzinger more... Comment ]

Deadly Game Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un Risk Nuclear War

With prospects growing that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un could soon have long-range nuclear missiles at his disposal, Donald Trump is threatening a military response. Suddenly nuclear war seems possible, but how great is the threat of escalation? By Mathieu von Rohr, Christoph Scheuermann, Wieland Wagner and Bernhard Zand more...


Social Design Award 2017: Wanted: Good Ideas for Green City Oases!

Social Design Award 2017 Wanted: Good Ideas for Green City Oases!

SPIEGEL ONLINE and SPIEGEL WISSEN are seeking entries for this year's Social Design Award, which is being presented for the fourth time. This year's theme: ideas for improving life in our public green spaces. more...

Macron vs. Le Pen: A New Political Reality for France

Macron vs. Le Pen A New Political Reality for France

Never before in the six-decade history of the Fifth Republic have French voters so thoroughly rejected establishment parties. In this new political reality, only one thing is certain: There are no certainties. A Commentary by Julia Amalia Heyer in Paris more... Comment ]


Divided Turkey Erdogan Leads His Country into the Abyss

Recep Tayyip Erdogan emerged victorious from last Sunday's referendum, but his slim margin of victory may actually have weakened his rule. Opposition to the Turkish president's power grab is forming and the EU can do little other than stand aside and watch. By Onur Burçak Belli and Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]

Head Scratching in Europe: Brussels and Berlin Shaken By Turkish Referendum

Head Scratching in Europe Brussels and Berlin Shaken By Turkish Referendum

A significant number of eligible Turkish voters living in Europe supported the referendum that curtails democracy in Turkey. That has triggered calls for consequences in both Berlin and Brussels and stirred up the German election campaign. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

International Trumpquake: Tentative Stirrings of a Beijing-Berlin Axis

International Trumpquake Tentative Stirrings of a Beijing-Berlin Axis

With U.S. President Donald Trump threatening Germany and China with a trade war, Beijing and Berlin have begun searching for ways to tighten economic relations. But there is more dividing the two nations than uniting them. By Ralf Neukirch, Gerald Traufetter and Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]