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Ex Schröder Aide on 9/11 'We Thought the Americans Would Overreact'

Ex Schröder Aide on 9/11: 'We Thought the Americans Would Overreact'

Michael Steiner was in Prague in 1989 and at Chancellor Gerhard Schröder's side on Sept. 11, 2001. In an interview, he tells SPIEGEL how the US considered a nuclear attack on Afghanistan and about finding a bug in his phone at the Chancellery. Interview Conducted by René Pfister and Gordon Repinski more... Comment ]


Countering the Hate 'People Are Getting Involved in Tremendous Ways'

Countering the Hate: 'People Are Getting Involved in Tremendous Ways'

Around 800,000 refugees are expected to arrive in Germany this year, with the number of Syrians growing rapidly. Manfred Schmidt, Germany's top migration official, discusses how the country is coping with the massive influx. By Roland Nelles and Anna Reimann more... Comment ]


Rx for Prosperity German Companies See Refugees as Opportunity

Rx for Prosperity: German Companies See Refugees as Opportunity

The German business community views the recent influx of refugees as an opportunity to help companies grow and ensure long-term prosperity. Many are calling for bureaucratic red tape to be lifted so that new arrivals can enter the labor market faster. By Markus Dettmer, Carolin Katschak and Georg Ruppert more... Comment ]

Mass Migration What Is Driving the Balkan Exodus?

Mass Migration: What Is Driving the Balkan Exodus?

More than a third of all asylum-seekers arriving in Germany come from Albania, Kosovo and Serbia. Young, poor and disillusioned with their home countries, they are searching for a better future. But almost none of them will be allowed to stay. By Susanne Koelbl, Katrin Kuntz and Walter Mayr more... Comment ]

Deliberate Deception Washington Gave Answer Long Ago in NSA Case

Deliberate Deception: Washington Gave Answer Long Ago in NSA Case

For months, the German government sought to create the impression it was still waiting for an answer from the US on whether it could share NSA target lists for spying with a parliamentary investigation. The response came months ago. By Matthias Gebauer, René Pfister and Holger Stark more... Comment ]

Ready for Take-Off China Steers Course Between Prestige and Profit

Ready for Take-Off: China Steers Course Between Prestige and Profit Photos

China's slowing economy has German industry worried about its exports to Asia. But as it goes about beefing up the transportation sector, the country poses a completely different threat in the longer-term. By Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]

Ex-Intelligence Chief 'Pakistan Is at War Against the Afghan People'

Ex-Intelligence Chief: 'Pakistan Is at War Against the Afghan People'

In an interview, former Afghan secret service chief Amrullah Saleh discusses the recent wave of Taliban violence aimed at cementing power for its new leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor. He says the attacks are backed by Pakistan. Interview Conducted By Susanne Koelbl more... Comment ]