Interview with Michael Bloomberg: 'We Should Help' Donald Trump

Interview with Michael Bloomberg 'We Should Help' Donald Trump

In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg discusses his efforts to combat climate change and his political opponent Donald Trump, who he says should be given a helping hand to prevent a failing presidency. Interview Conducted by Juliane von Mittelstaedt more...

'The House Is Burning' Ronaldo's Tax Tricks Hit the Entire Football Industry

Following DER SPIEGEL's Football Leaks revelations, Cristiano Ronaldo could now face trial on tax-related charges. His fans are outraged, while others inlcuding the president of UEFA are furious -- at players' agents, who have dragged the professional sport into the mud. By Rafael Buschmann, Gerhard Pfeil, Tim Röhn and Michael Wulzinger more... Comment ]


A Seed Sown By the West: Afghanistan's Young Liberal Elites Challenge the Taliban

A Seed Sown By the West Afghanistan's Young Liberal Elites Challenge the Taliban

A young, liberal elite has emerged in Kabul, including many women. It is taking a stand against the Taliban's atrocities in the form of political and artistic initiatives and wants to put an end to Afghanistan's culture of violence. By Susanne Koelbl in Kabul more... Comment ]

Time To Stand Up to Erdogan? Germany Debates Tougher Stance Against Turkey

Time To Stand Up to Erdogan? Germany Debates Tougher Stance Against Turkey

The recent arrest of German human rights activist Peter Steudtner marks a turning point in relations between Germany and Turkey. In an election year, the center-left Social Democrats want to see a tightening of sanctions, but Angela Merkel has declined. She wants to save the refugee deal the EU has made with Ankara. By Ralf Neukirch, Maximilian Popp and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]


From Paragon To Pariah: How Kaczynski Is Driving Poland Away from Europe

From Paragon To Pariah How Kaczynski Is Driving Poland Away from Europe

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the most powerful politician in Poland, is the architect of judicial reforms that have drawn massive criticism across Europe. As the Polish government chips away at checks and balances, is it possible the politician could drive the country out of the EU? By Jan Puhl more... Comment ]

Dr. Smartphone: The Medical Profession's Digital Revolution Is Here

Dr. Smartphone The Medical Profession's Digital Revolution Is Here

The health care sector is facing a far-reaching and unpredictable revolution. Smartphones are capable of replacing many devices that have become standard in medical practices and some apps will soon be able to provide diagnoses as well. Patients are becoming less reliant on doctors. By Martin U. Müller more... Comment ]


Social Design Award: Transitioning to a Better World

Social Design Award Transitioning to a Better World

Community gardeners and other activists in Berlin are helping the Transition movement to take root in the German capital as part of its worldwide campaign for a sustainable society. By Michael Sontheimer more... Comment ]

Hipster Extremists: The Alt-Right Movement Behind Trump's Presidency

Hipster Extremists The Alt-Right Movement Behind Trump's Presidency

They helped him get elected, and now the alt-right movement is flourishing under Donald Trump's presidency. Their recipe: racism, Islamophobia, sexism and chauvinism packaged in a hypocritical veneer of hipster cool. By Philipp Oehmke more... Comment ]