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Angela Merkel broke through the ranks of male-dominated German politics when she was elected chancellor in 2005, leading the Christian Democrats back to power and becoming the first political star from eastern Germany after reunification. Supporters call her style even and deliberate, while critics claim she's prone to indecision.

Operation 'Ochi': Zero Hour for Greece

Operation 'Ochi': Zero Hour for Greece

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 03, 2015

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has led his country into chaos. Divisions in Greek society are growing and Sunday's referendum may not be enough to pull the country back from the brink. By Julia Amalia Heyer, Katrin Kuntz and Alexander Smoltczyk more... Comment ]

Angela's Ashes: How Merkel Failed Greece and Europe

Angela's Ashes: How Merkel Failed Greece and Europe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 03, 2015

Angela Merkel relishes her reputation as queen of Europe. But she hasn't learned how to use her power, instead allowing a bad situation to heat up to the boiling point. Her inability to take unpopular stances badly exacerbated the Greek crisis. By Peter Müller and René Pfister more... Comment ]

An Attack on Press Freedom: SPIEGEL Targeted by US Intelligence

An Attack on Press Freedom: SPIEGEL Targeted by US Intelligence

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 03, 2015

Revelations from WikiLeaks published this week show how boundlessly and comprehensively American intelligence services spied on the German government. It has now emerged that the US also conducted surveillance against SPIEGEL. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

EU Commission President Juncker: 'I Don't Understand Tsipras'

EU Commission President Juncker: 'I Don't Understand Tsipras'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 19, 2015

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker remains committed to preventing a Grexit. But he tells SPIEGEL that his patience is wearing thin: "I don't believe the Greek government's response has been sufficient." Interview conducted by Peter Müller, Michael Sauga and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

Ägyptens Präsident in Berlin: Merkels Pressekonferenz mit Sisi endet im Tumult

Ägyptens Präsident in Berlin: Merkels Pressekonferenz mit Sisi endet im Tumult

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 03, 2015

Wie umstritten der Besuch von Präsident Sisi in Berlin ist, zeigte sich bei der Pressekonferenz des Ägypters mit der Bundeskanzlerin. Eine junge Frau beschimpfte ihn als Mörder und Faschisten. mehr... Video | Forum ]

Selling Out: Berlin Sends Wrong Message By Welcoming Sisi

Selling Out: Berlin Sends Wrong Message By Welcoming Sisi

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 03, 2015

The German government is welcoming Egypt's contentious President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi during a state visit on Wednesday. By doing so, Berlin is betraying its own values and interests in order to facilitate a multibillion euro business deal. A Commentary By Raniah Salloum more... Comment ]

Offenlegung der Spählisten: Amerikaner lassen Merkel warten

Offenlegung der Spählisten: Amerikaner lassen Merkel warten

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 13, 2015

Welche Ziele hat der US-Geheimdienst NSA in Europa ausspähen lassen? Das wird die Öffentlichkeit wohl so schnell nicht erfahren - denn die Antwort aus Washington lässt auf sich warten. mehr... Forum ]

Germany's Dilemma: Critics Want Tougher Berlin Stance Against Israel

Germany's Dilemma: Critics Want Tougher Berlin Stance Against Israel

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 06, 2015

Relations between Germany and Israel are at a crossroads. Is it possible for the German government to continue to steadfastly support the country even as Jerusalem continues to refuse to allow the Palestinians to establish their own state? By Nicola Abé, Christiane Hoffmann, Horand Knaup, René Pfister and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

Ärger um Zitate: Altkanzler Kohl siegt erneut vor Gericht gegen Ghostwriter

Ärger um Zitate: Altkanzler Kohl siegt erneut vor Gericht gegen Ghostwriter

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 05, 2015

Altkanzler Helmut Kohl setzt sich durch: Das Oberlandesgericht Köln hat ein früheres Urteil bestätigt, wonach seinem Ghostwriter die Veröffentlichung umstrittener Zitate untersagt ist. mehr... Forum ]

Spying Close to Home: German Intelligence Under Fire for NSA Cooperation

Spying Close to Home: German Intelligence Under Fire for NSA Cooperation

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 24, 2015

US intelligence spent years spying on European targets from a secretive base. Now, it seems that German intelligence was aware of the espionage -- and did nothing to stop it. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]