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'What If?' Daily Life in the Face of Terror

'What If?': Daily Life in the Face of Terror

When fears of terrorism creep into daily life, it changes a person. Once that feeling of security is lost, the improbable suddenly seems possible -- and that's how terrorism works. It depends on people losing sight of those odds. By Ullrich Fichtner in Paris more... Comment ]


The Fractures How To Counter the Attack on Democracy

The Fractures: How To Counter the Attack on Democracy

In these days of terrorism, a coup attempt and deep polarization in the world, it is time to take stock and find the right response. Intellectual and moral arrogance will get us nowhere. A SPIEGEL Editorial By Christiane Hoffmann more... Comment ]

Erdogan's Putsch Turkey's Post-Coup Slide into Dictatorship

Erdogan's Putsch: Turkey's Post-Coup Slide into Dictatorship Photos

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is taking advantage of last week's failed coup to consolidate his power. As the country slides into a dictatorship, there is a lot at stake for the West. But the effects in Turkey itself promise to be far greater. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

German Interior Minister 'No Constitutional State Can Prevent Every Crime'

German Interior Minister: 'No Constitutional State Can Prevent Every Crime'

After this week's attack on a train near Würzburg, fears of terror in Germany are growing. In an interview, German Interior Minister de Maizière says greater security precautions at major events are needed, but that acts of violence cannot be completely eliminated. Interview Conducted by Jörg Schindler and Wolf Wiedmann-Schmidt more... Comment ]

The North Sea Island of Juist Germany's Treasure Island

The North Sea Island of Juist: Germany's Treasure Island

Sunny, relaxing -- and sustainable: The North Sea island of Juist seeks to demonstrate how tourism can be made more environmentally and socially friendly. Can it succeed? By Antje Blinda (Text), Anne Martin and Leonie Voss (Videos) more... Video | Comment ]

Aedes Aegypti Mosquito Fighting the Most Dangerous Animal in the World

Aedes Aegypti Mosquito: Fighting the Most Dangerous Animal in the World

The Aedes aegypti mosquito, which carries Zika, dengue fever and other illnesses, appears unstoppable. It is posing a unique threat to this year's Olympic Games in Rio and is rapidly spreading around the world. Europe, too, is at risk. By Marian Blasberg, Hauke Goos and Veronika Hackenbroch more... Comment ]

The Olympian and the Terrorist A Story of Two Belgian Brothers

The Olympian and the Terrorist: A Story of Two Belgian Brothers

The older brother detonated a bomb at the Brussels airport. The younger one is representing his country at the Olympic Games in Rio. The story of two Belgian siblings who long ago parted ways. By Lukas Eberle more... Comment ]

Terrorist Bookkeepers New Documents Help Identify Islamic State Returnees

Terrorist Bookkeepers: New Documents Help Identify Islamic State Returnees

It isn't always easy for European authorities to prove that returning jihadists fought for Islamic State. But a new data leak from the terror organization could help. SPIEGEL has seen the books kept by IS bureaucrats. By Jörg Diehl, Roman Lehberger and Vanessa Schlesier more... Comment ]