Opinion: Can the Rock of Gibraltar Falter?

Opinion Can the Rock of Gibraltar Falter?

Germany used to be an anchor of international stability. But that's changing. The political chaos surrounding Angela Merkel's attempts to create a new government serve as a warning that the country is not immune to factors that are destabilizing other European countries. A Commentary By Henrik Müller more... Comment ]

Currency Cold War: Donald Trump's Dangerous Game

Currency Cold War Donald Trump's Dangerous Game

Despite a booming economy, U.S. President Donald Trump is calling for a weaker dollar, a move that threatens to jeopardize Europe's fragile economic upswing. There's very little the European Central Bank can do to fight back. By Tim Bartz and Martin Hesse more... Comment ]


Rail Suicide: A Train Driver's Struggle to Return to the Tracks

Rail Suicide A Train Driver's Struggle to Return to the Tracks

Each year in Germany, 800 people throw themselves in front of speeding trains, transforming the drivers into involuntary killers. Stephan Kniest has run over four people so far in his career - and fears that a fifth could do him in. By Hauke Goos more... Comment ]

Chaos in Berlin: Schulz, Merkel and How Not to Negotiate a Coalition

Chaos in Berlin Schulz, Merkel and How Not to Negotiate a Coalition

It looked like Martin Schulz of the Social Democrats had finally one-upped Chancellor Merkel. But then, just as his party secured key cabinet positions in Germany's potential new government, he messed everything up. And Merkel's position isn't much better. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Out, Out, Out! Brexiteers Are Driving Britain into a Wall

Out, Out, Out! Brexiteers Are Driving Britain into a Wall

Unrepentant pro-Brexit politicians like Boris Johnson are pushing the UK government to take a hardline approach to the country's divorce from the European Union. Their tactics reveal their deep-seated cynicism -- and the extent to which they are harming the country. By Jörg Schindler in London more... Comment ]

Geopolitical Laboratory: How Djibouti Became China's Gateway To Africa

Geopolitical Laboratory How Djibouti Became China's Gateway To Africa

Djibouti, one of Africa's smallest countries, has become China's "strategic partner." The Chinese have built a military base and a port, and is currently constructing a free trade zone, fast establishing it as Beijing's gateway to the continent. By Dietmar Pieper more... Comment ]


Lady In Black: The German Woman at the Center of the Manafort Case

Lady In Black The German Woman at the Center of the Manafort Case

A German national appears prominently in the investigation into the possible Russian contacts made by Donald Trump's associates. Did she serve as the strawman for illegal lobbying in the United States? By Rafael Buschmann, Jürgen Dahlkamp, Gunther Latsch and Jörg Schmitt more... Comment ]

3D Printing for Amputees: A New Leg for Joan

3D Printing for Amputees A New Leg for Joan

Thirty million people in developing countries need either a prosthetic limb or some other form of orthopedic assistance. Can 3D printing help them? A multimedia story by Benjamin Breitegger and Jelca Kollatsch. more...