Football Leaks: Whistleblower Exposes Top Players' Contracts

Football Leaks: Whistleblower Exposes Top Players' Contracts

Online whistleblower Football Leaks has attracted global attention for publishing the contracts of stars like Germany's Mesut Özil. For its latest exposés, the platform has provided SPIEGEL with access to around 60 documents that contain new revelations such as the annual salary paid by Real Madrid to Toni Kroos. By Rafael Buschmann and Michael Wulzinger more... Comment ]




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The Hybrid War Russia's Propaganda Campaign Against Germany

The Hybrid War: Russia's Propaganda Campaign Against Germany

The brief disappearance of a girl in Germany recently become an international political issue. Russia is exploiting the case for propaganda purposes as part of its strategy of a hybrid war aimed at destabilizing the West and dividing Europe. more... Comment ]


German UN Envoy on Islamic State's Rise 'We Simply Can't Give Up on Libya'

German UN Envoy on Islamic State's Rise: 'We Simply Can't Give Up on Libya'

With the situation rapidly deteriorating in Libya, the UN's special representative to the country, Martin Kobler of Germany, is pushing for a unity government in a last-ditch effort to halt the Islamic State's march there. He warns that time is running out. Interview Conducted By Juliane von Mittelstaedt more... Comment ]


Press Versus Liars Doing Good Journalism in These Trying Times

Press Versus Liars: Doing Good Journalism in These Trying Times

We are living in times of growing tension and near societal hysteria in Germany in the wake of the massive influx of refugees. One of the first victims of this development has been the media's credibility. Restoring public trust will require considerable effort by journalists -- but also on the part of their readers. An Editorial By Klaus Brinkbäumer more... Comment ]

EU Border Office Chief on Refugee Crisis 'We Should Have No Illusions'

EU Border Office Chief on Refugee Crisis: 'We Should Have No Illusions'

As head of the EU border agency Frontex, Fabrice Leggeri has one of the hardest jobs in Europe. Tasked with protecting the external borders of the Schengen area, he is keenly aware of just how fragile the zone has become as a result of the refugee crisis. Interview Conducted By Peter Müller more... Comment ]

America's Agitator Donald Trump Is the World's Most Dangerous Man

America's Agitator: Donald Trump Is the World's Most Dangerous Man

Donald Trump is the leader of a new, hate-filled authoritarian movement. Nothing would be more harmful to the idea of the West and world peace than if he were to be elected president. George W. Bush's America would seem like a place of logic and reason in comparison. By Markus Feldenkirchen, Veit Medick and Holger Stark more... Comment ]

Israeli Justice Minister Shaked 'We Will Not Commit Suicide'

Israeli Justice Minister Shaked: 'We Will Not Commit Suicide'

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked is a hardliner in an Israeli government that already veers sharply to the right. She views the conflict with the Palestinians as being unsolvable and emphasizes "Jewish values" as much as law and democracy. Interview Conducted By Nicola Abé and Ronen Bergman more... Comment ]

German Interior Minister on Refugee Crisis 'We Want Clarity on the Refugee Crisis by Spring'

German Interior Minister on Refugee Crisis: 'We Want Clarity on the Refugee Crisis by Spring'

In an interview, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière, 62, warns that the government in Berlin only has a few weeks left to solve the refugee problem. He fears that Europe's open-border policies may soon end if a solution isn't found. Interview Conducted by Ralf Neukirch and René Pfister more... Comment ]

Unintended Consequences Merkel's Reliance on Turkey Makes Life Worse for Refugees

Unintended Consequences: Merkel's Reliance on Turkey Makes Life Worse for Refugees

Chancellor Angela Merkel asked Turkey to help reduce the number of refugees coming to Europe. But instead of closing its Aegean coast to migrant smugglers, Ankara shut its border with Syria, making it difficult for those threatened by the war to leave. By Peter Müller, Maximilian Popp and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

Viewing an Old World with Fresh Eyes A Visit with Orhan Pamuk in Istanbul

Viewing an Old World with Fresh Eyes: A Visit with Orhan Pamuk in Istanbul

Orhan Pamuk, the Nobel-prize winning author, talks about the success of his latest book, "A Strangeness in My Mind," the "crippled" state of Turkish politics and the January terrorist attack in Istanbul, which he could hear from his apartment. By Volker Weidermann more... Comment ]

Greek Registration Centers Why Refugee 'Hotspots' Aren't Working

Greek Registration Centers: Why Refugee 'Hotspots' Aren't Working

The construction of registration centers for migrants in Greece was meant to stem the tide of people into Europe. But so far only one exists on the island of Lesbos -- and it's not making much of a dent. By Giorgos Christides in Mytilene, Greece more... Comment ]

Sexism and Islam 'Where I'm From, This is Handled By Men'

Sexism and Islam: 'Where I'm From, This is Handled By Men'

The New Year's Eve attacks on women in Cologne have led to a new discussion within Germany about the treatment of women in Islamic societies. The issue has become central to the country's heated refugee debate. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Lurching Right The Escalating Fight for Poland's Future

Lurching Right: The Escalating Fight for Poland's Future

The new government in Warsaw is transforming Poland into a nationalist, anti-Western and arch-Catholic country. Now, though, a protest movement is forming, made up of leftist activists, journalists and even a former prime minister. By Jan Puhl more... Comment ]