Erdogan's Big Prize: Europe At Odds over Visa Freedom for Turks

Erdogan's Big Prize: Europe At Odds over Visa Freedom for Turks

Brussels is likely to open the door for visa-free travel to Europe for Turkish citizens, even if Ankara doesn't fulfill all the conditions imposed. Many in Europe are concerned that it could trigger a wave of new refugees from Turkey itself. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]





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Foreign Policy Shift Skepticism of German-Israeli Friendship Growing in Berlin

Foreign Policy Shift: Skepticism of German-Israeli Friendship Growing in Berlin

Top Berlin officials are becoming less inclined to unconditionally support Israel. With the two-state solution increasingly unlikely, there is concern that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is "instrumentalizing" Germany's friendship. By Ralf Neukirch and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]


Strategy of Terror The Suicide Bombing Girls of Boko Haram

Strategy of Terror: The Suicide Bombing Girls of Boko Haram

The Nigerian military looks to be slowly gaining the upper hand in its fight against Boko Haram. But the Islamist terror group isn't going quietly and has begun using young girls as suicide bombers. We talked to some of those who escaped. By Nicola Abé and Andy Spyra (Photos) more... Comment ]


Ticket to Europe Refugee Crisis Focus Shifts to North Africa

Ticket to Europe: Refugee Crisis Focus Shifts to North Africa

Hundreds of thousands of Africans are preparing to test their luck on the voyage across the Mediterranean to Europe. As the weather begins improving, the number of arrivals will rise -- as will the number of deaths. By Walter Mayr more... Comment ]

Moscow's Fifth Column German Populists Forge Ties with Russia

Moscow's Fifth Column: German Populists Forge Ties with Russia

The right-wing populist, anti-refugee Alternative for Germany party is establishing ever-closer ties with Moscow. Now, the AfD's youth wing has forged an alliance with the youth movement of Putin's party United Russia. The AfD is also courting Russian-German voters. By Melanie Amann and Pavel Lokshin more... Comment ]

The Chernobyl Conundrum Is Radiation As Bad As We Thought?

The Chernobyl Conundrum: Is Radiation As Bad As We Thought?

Thirty years after the Chernobyl disaster, it has become clear that radioactivity might be less harmful than originally thought. Some researchers even believe it may be beneficial in small doses. By Manfred Dworschak more... Comment ]

Touring Tragedy A Day of Disaster Porn in Chernobyl

Touring Tragedy: A Day of Disaster Porn in Chernobyl

It is the site of the most devastating nuclear disaster in history, but the Chernobyl exclusion zone has also become a magnet for tourists seeking a thrill. Join us for a tour. By Hilmar Schmundt and Phil Thoma (360°-Videos) in Chernobyl more... Video | Comment ]

US Commerce Secretary on TTIP 'Our Administration Wants a Deal This Year'

US Commerce Secretary on TTIP: 'Our Administration Wants a Deal This Year'

As she visits Germany with US President Obama, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker is making a push for the TTIP trans-Atlantic free trade agreement. "Our administration wants a deal," she says in an interview, at the same time defending secrecy. By Veit Medick in Washington, DC more... Comment ]

Ahead of Brexit Vote EU Commission To Challenge UK Truck Toll

Ahead of Brexit Vote: EU Commission To Challenge UK Truck Toll

The European Commission had hoped not to provide fresh anti-EU ammunition to pro-Brexit voters ahead of Britain's upcoming referendum. But SPIEGEL has learned that Brussels is planning to launch legal proceedings against the UK over its truck toll. By Peter Müller in Brussels more... Comment ]

The 'Freital Group' German Prosecutors Go After Right-Wing Terrorism

The 'Freital Group': German Prosecutors Go After Right-Wing Terrorism Photos

Local prosecutors in a German state believed a group had sought to intimidate refugees. But federal prosecutors have now taken over the case, accusing members of being part of a far-right terror cell that may have been out to kill. By Steffen Winter more... Comment ]

Vibrant, Noisy and Booming Welcome to the New Moscow

Vibrant, Noisy and Booming: Welcome to the New Moscow Photos

Moscow was long in the hands of criminals and the nouveau riche. Today, Europe's biggest metropolis is undergoing rapid change. It is becoming more open and more cosmopolitan, despite Putin's nationalism. By Christian Neef and Matthias Schepp more... Comment ]