Merkel's Bavaria Headache: Berlin Coalition Emerges Even Weaker

Merkel's Bavaria Headache Berlin Coalition Emerges Even Weaker

It was an historic defeat for both the center-right Christian Social Union and the center-left Social Democrats. The aftershocks of the state election in Bavaria are likely to reach all the way to Berlin, with Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition even more wobbly that it was. By Christian Teevs more... Comment ]

A European IMF: The New Face of the Eurozone Bailout Fund

A European IMF The New Face of the Eurozone Bailout Fund

The erstwhile bailout fund known as the European Stability Mechanism may soon be granted far-reaching new powers, including the kinds of functions currently possessed by the IMF. But there's a hitch. By Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]


Operation Mekong: China Solidifies Its Influence in Southeast Asia

Operation Mekong China Solidifies Its Influence in Southeast Asia

China has always wielded significant influence in Southeast Asia. Lately, though, as the West turns its attention elsewhere, Beijing has been seeking to solidify its economic and political clout in the region. By Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]

Social Design Award: Vote For Your Favorite Neighborhood Project

Social Design Award Vote For Your Favorite Neighborhood Project

Waffles for everybody, a children's hotel, a community beer garden: We have narrowed down the Social Design Award submissions to a shortlist of 10. Which one is your favorite? It's time to submit your vote for the Audience Award. By Marianne Wellershoff more... Comment ]


Rape Allegations: Ronaldo's Defense Team Develops a Strategy

Rape Allegations Ronaldo's Defense Team Develops a Strategy

It took two weeks, but the legal team seeking to defend Cristiano Ronaldo against rape allegations levelled by Kathryn Mayorga has now settled on a defense strategy. They are seeking to cast doubt on information published by DER SPIEGEL. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

CSU in Crisis: What Went Wrong for Bavarian Conservatives?

CSU in Crisis What Went Wrong for Bavarian Conservatives?

For decades, the Christian Social Union in Bavaria has exerted outsized influence on Germany's national political stage. With state elections approaching on Sunday, however, the CSU finds itself embroiled in crisis. What went wrong? By Markus Feldenkirchen more... Comment ]


Germany's Extremism Problem: Officials Zero In on Neo-Nazi Terror Cell

Germany's Extremism Problem Officials Zero In on Neo-Nazi Terror Cell

In the wake of far-right unrest in the eastern German city of Chemnitz, investigators have uncovered a suspected neo-Nazi terror cell thought to have been planning a major attack. The arrests show how self-confident extremists have become. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Growing Anti-Semitism in Germany: 'We Are Facing a Monster'

Growing Anti-Semitism in Germany 'We Are Facing a Monster'

In a DER SPIEGEL interview, Charlotte Knobloch, 85, speaks of the fears Jews in Germany have of growing right-wing populism in the country. The former president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany is also sharply critical of U.S. Ambassador Richard Grenell. Interview Conducted by Veit Medick and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]