Germany's Next Government: Coalition Talks Go Into Overtime

Germany's Next Government Coalition Talks Go Into Overtime

Exploratory talks on forming a new government were supposed to have finished in Berlin on Thursday night. Instead, they have hit a wall, with parties continuing to squabble over key issues. Whether or not Angela Merkel can put together an alliance and avert fresh elections is becoming unclear. By Anna Reimann more...

A Country, Still Divided: Why Is the Former East Germany Tilting Populist?

A Country, Still Divided Why Is the Former East Germany Tilting Populist?

The Berlin Wall fell 28 years ago, yet vast divisions remain between the former East and West of the country. In the recent election, the populist AfD party did particularly well in the eastern states. But why? By DER SPIEGEL staff more... Comment ]


War in Yemen: In a Devastated Country, One City Is Thriving  

War in Yemen In a Devastated Country, One City Is Thriving  

The city of Marib in Yemen was long seen as an al-Qaida stronghold. But as the rest of the war-ravaged country descends ever deeper into chaos, it has become an unofficial capital with booming businesses and a popular university, a place poised between horror and hope. By Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]

Custom Brewed Lifestyle: The Booming Coffee Industry and Those It's Left Behind

Custom Brewed Lifestyle The Booming Coffee Industry and Those It's Left Behind

For decades, coffee was about as exciting as washing powder and detergent. But today it has become a lifestyle statement. The bean boom, though, hides the brutal economic realities behind coffee production. By DER SPIEGEL staff more... Comment ]


#MeToo: The European Parliament's Sexual Harassment Problem

#MeToo The European Parliament's Sexual Harassment Problem

Sexual harassment has long been a fact of life in the European Parliament in Brussels. Recently, some women have begun speaking up. But the law-making body has been slow to address the problem. By Peter Müller more... Comment ]

Game for the Wealthy: The Ongoing Battle against Tax Havens

Game for the Wealthy The Ongoing Battle against Tax Havens

The Paradise Papers offer only the most recent look into the widespread practice of tax avoidance. Governments around the world have taken steps recently to block such strategies, but it is unclear whether they will ultimately be successful. By Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]


Paradise Looted: How Sicily Became Ungovernable

Paradise Looted How Sicily Became Ungovernable

Italy's poorest region, Sicily, is the country's problem child. Now it has elected a new government. To fix the island, it will have to overcome corruption and widespread Mafia control - and figure out how to convince its population not to leave. By Walter Mayr more... Comment ]

Wolfgang Kubicki on Tax Havens: 'We Can Solve the Problem Unilaterally'

Wolfgang Kubicki on Tax Havens 'We Can Solve the Problem Unilaterally'

Wolfgang Kubicki of the business-friendly Free Democrats could end up being Germany's next finance minister. He spoke with DER SPIEGEL about what should be done about tax havens in the EU and further afield. Interview Conducted by Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]


The Undrained Swamp: Trump's Washington, One Year On

The Undrained Swamp Trump's Washington, One Year On

It has been one year since Donald Trump was elected to the White House, but the mutual hatred between the president and Washington D.C. has not dissipated. And the city has refused to back down to the Trumpian bluster. By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

100 Years Since the October Revolution: Russia's Unloved Anniversary

100 Years Since the October Revolution Russia's Unloved Anniversary

It has been 100 years since the October Revolution that heralded the Bolshevik takeover of Russia and changed the world. Yet today, Russians have mixed feelings about the centenary and approach it with care. By Christian Esch more... Video | Comment ]