Development Aid: Bringing Light to the Darkness

Development Aid Bringing Light to the Darkness

There are 1.2 billion people in the world living without electricity. An organization in India hopes to change that by training illiterate woman to become solar technicians. The story of a grandmother who brought light to her village - and a number of problems. more...

Secret Meetings with Campaign: Germany Prepares for Possible President Trump

Secret Meetings with Campaign Germany Prepares for Possible President Trump

Concerned about what would happen to German-American relations in the event Donald Trump wins the US presidential election, government officials are holding low-key talks with his advisors. It's clear that if the Republican wins, it could be expensive for Berlin. By Holger Stark and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]


Interview with Queen Margrethe II of Denmark: 'I Would Not Say We Are a Multicultural Country'

Interview with Queen Margrethe II of Denmark 'I Would Not Say We Are a Multicultural Country'

What is the job of today's European monarchs? Voicing political opinions on issues certainly isn't one of them, but Denmark's Queen Margrethe II wants to make an exception. Interview Conducted By Manfred Ertel and Britta Sandberg more... Comment ]

 One Month in Clausnitz: A Visit to Ground Zero of Refugee Anxiety

 One Month in Clausnitz A Visit to Ground Zero of Refugee Anxiety

The village of Clausnitz in Saxony became shorthand for the ugly, xenophobic side of Germany after residents threatened a bus full of refugees. We spent a month in the town in an attempt to find out what happened. By Takis Würger (text) and Sven Döring (photos) more... Comment ]


Following the Money: On the Trail of African Migrant Smugglers

Following the Money On the Trail of African Migrant Smugglers

Since 2013, over 10,000 migrants have drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean to Europe. Behind the deaths lies a multi-million dollar smuggling trade with financial connections to Frankfurt, Italy and Libya. By Alexander Bühler, Susanne Koelbl, Sandro Mattioli and Walter Mayr more... Comment ]

Five Minutes to Trump: Lies and Lapses on the US Campaign Trail

Five Minutes to Trump Lies and Lapses on the US Campaign Trail

Donald Trump is a proven liar. But Hillary Clinton is a flawed candidate as well. With eight weeks to go until Americans go to the polls, the prospect of a notorious charlatan moving into the White House is looking more realistic than ever. By Klaus Brinkbäumer, Veit Medick, Gordon Repinski and Holger Stark more... Comment ]


War on Doctors: The Deadly Business of War-Zone Medical Care

War on Doctors The Deadly Business of War-Zone Medical Care

With governments bombing hospitals and militias attacking medical staff, the work of Doctors without Borders is in jeopardy. Rules to protect aid workers in war zones are increasingly being ignored. By Katrin Kuntz more... Comment ]

Juncker-Schulz Partnership: A Test for EU Democracy

Juncker-Schulz Partnership A Test for EU Democracy

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Parliament President Martin Schulz entered office pledging to make the European Union more democratic. Now, the two appear more worried about helping each other keep their jobs. By Peter Müller more... Comment ]


Down and Out? How Merkel Could Win Re-Election Next Year

Down and Out? How Merkel Could Win Re-Election Next Year

With national elections just a year away, many have written Angela Merkel off. Yet even as her party continues to suffer in state elections, there are a host of reasons why the chancellor can hope for a fourth term -- assuming she decides to run. An Analysis by Roland Nelles more... Comment ]

Never Ending War: Why The Cease-Fire in Syria Won't Help

Never Ending War Why The Cease-Fire in Syria Won't Help

The cease-fire agreed to by Russia and the United States in Syria means that Aleppo and other devastated cities have been given a chance to breathe. But the temporary calm is unlikely to bring us any closer to the end of the war. By Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]

An Interview with Seehofer: 'We Want a Solution to the Immigration Problem'

An Interview with Seehofer 'We Want a Solution to the Immigration Problem'

For months, the refugee policy rift between Chancellor Angela Merkel and her nominal political ally Horst Seehofer, the powerful governor of Bavaria, has been widening. In an interview with SPIEGEL, Seehofer says the rift could worsen if Merkel doesn't agree to a hard ceiling on immigration. Interview Conducted by Markus Feldenkirchen and Ralf Neukirch more... Comment ]