Football Leaks: Messi Foundation May Have Issued Illegal Donation Certificates to Barcelona 

Football Leaks Messi Foundation May Have Issued Illegal Donation Certificates to Barcelona 

Lionel Messi has already been convicted of tax evasion. New reporting by DER SPIEGEL suggests that the superstar's foundation also helped FC Barcelona to save on taxes. It wasn't legal. By Rafael Buschmann, Jürgen Dahlkamp, Gunther Latsch, Nicola Naber, Jörg Schmitt and Michael Wulzinger more... Comment ]

Fact-Check Is There Truth To Refugee Rape Reports?

Right-wing websites claim that Germany is facing an alleged epidemic of rape cases committed by refugees, fueling panic about the recent influx of foreigners and the safety of women in the country. We investigated one site's reports and found many problems with them. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more...


The Blight House: Trump's Presidency Sinks Below Rock Bottom

The Blight House Trump's Presidency Sinks Below Rock Bottom

More controversy than usual has been swirling around the White House, with Donald Trump losing his temper over a book accusing him of being an ignorant, TV-addicted narcissist. The bad news, though, is that he's not going away anytime soon. By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

New Jersey Governor-Elect Murphy: 'Trump Has Already Done Tremendous Damage'

New Jersey Governor-Elect Murphy 'Trump Has Already Done Tremendous Damage'

Philip Murphy, the former U.S. Ambassador to Germany, will be sworn in as New Jersey governor on Tuesday. In an interview, he attacks Donald Trump and his political style. But he also strikes an optimistic note, saying: "We'll get through it." Interview Conducted by Roland Nelles in Washington more... Video | Comment ]


FC Barcelona Star Lionel Messi: Tax Troubles, an Audit and a 100-Million-Euro Contract

FC Barcelona Star Lionel Messi Tax Troubles, an Audit and a 100-Million-Euro Contract

Why is FC Barcelona paying superstar striker Lionel Messi over 100 million euros a year? Confidential documents contain evidence of more tax trouble, a questionable loan and the negotiating tricks employed by Messi's father. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Pollution Quiz: Where the Air Is Dirtiest

Pollution Quiz Where the Air Is Dirtiest

What means of transportation is the worst polluter? Where is the air particularly dirty? Explore our interactive quiz to learn more about the state of air pollution around the world. more...


New Der SPIEGEL Cover explained: The Age of Fire and Fury

New Der SPIEGEL Cover explained The Age of Fire and Fury

Humanity as a whole is being set back just because of one single Person. Where is the world supposed to start again if it manages to survive Donald Trump? By Der SPIEGEL's Deputy Editor-in-Chief Susanne Beyer more...

Free Money: Providing a Basic Income as Development Aid

Free Money Providing a Basic Income as Development Aid

It sounds like a dream: Poor villagers are handed money regularly every month, for several years, with no conditions attached. An American organization is currently testing the model in Kenya. By Patrick Witte (Text) and Kirsten Milhahn (Photos and Videos) more... Comment ]