Land Grab: Foreign Firms Drive Cambodians from Farms

Land Grab: Foreign Firms Drive Cambodians from Farms

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 27, 2013

Each year, foreign agricultural corporations deprive thousands of Cambodian farmers of their fields -- with the government's help. Human rights groups claim German taxpayer money is used to fund a program that benefits land grabbers. By Andreas Lorenz more... Comment ]

Sunken Sub: German WWII U-Boat Found Near Indonesia

Sunken Sub: German WWII U-Boat Found Near Indonesia

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 21, 2013

The rusted remains of a Nazi-era submarine have been discovered off the coast of Java, Indonesia. Researchers are looking through the wreckage, which includes human bones and plates with Nazi insignia, for clues that could identify the ship. more... Comment ]

Unprepared: Government Failings Intensify Haiyan Aid Disaster

Unprepared: Government Failings Intensify Haiyan Aid Disaster

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 19, 2013

Typhoon Haiyan has left entire regions all but inaccessible in the Philippines, while the ensuing chaos has hampered the efforts of relief workers. A country hit by about 10 typhoons a year ought to be better prepared. By Katrin Kuntz, Jonathan Stock and Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]

Philippine Typhoon: Germany and Other Nations Pledge Aid

Philippine Typhoon: Germany and Other Nations Pledge Aid

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 11, 2013

A powerful typhoon devastated parts of the Philippines Friday, killing an estimated 10,000 and leaving stunned survivors searching for food and aid. The catastrophe has "shocked" the German government, which is offering assistance to the region. more... Comment ]

Where Allah Rocks: Indonesia's Tolerant Take on Islam

Where Allah Rocks: Indonesia's Tolerant Take on Islam

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 07, 2013

The Southeast Asian island nation of Indonesia has the world's largest Muslim population, which practices an open-minded, gentle version of Islam in urban areas. But elsewhere Islamists are beginning to encroach. By Erich Follath more... Comment ]

Dirty Money: Will Singapore Clean Up Its Act?

Dirty Money: Will Singapore Clean Up Its Act?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 01, 2013

Singapore has become an increasingly popular haven for money laundering and tax evasion. But now it faces calls for reform and a difficult dilemma: Can it be both a home for fortune hunters and a bastion of integrity? By Martin Hesse more... Comment ]

Shutdown Specter: US Fumbling Puts China at Risk

Shutdown Specter: US Fumbling Puts China at Risk

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 22, 2013

The whole world looked on as the United States embarrassed itself for three weeks with its government shutdown. China, the only other superpower, profited from the domestic dispute -- but as Washington's largest creditor, it also has cause for concern. By Marc Hujer and Daniel Sander more... Comment ]

Path of a Tyrant: Uncovering Genghis Khan's Lost Legacy

Path of a Tyrant: Uncovering Genghis Khan's Lost Legacy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 03, 2013

As competing researchers race to locate Genghis Khan's tomb, discoveries by German and Mongolian archaeologists are shedding light on his son Ögödei's equally impressive accomplishments. By Frank Thadeusz more... Comment ]

Economist Jayati Ghosh: India's Woes Foretell 'Chaos and Violence'

Economist Jayati Ghosh: India's Woes Foretell 'Chaos and Violence'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 28, 2013

Indian economist Jayati Ghosh believes her country's current financial problems are of its own making. She also warns of widespread chaos and an increase in violence if India's economic imbalances are not tackled head on. more... Comment ]

Capital Flight: Currencies Plunge Rapidly in Asian Economies

Capital Flight: Currencies Plunge Rapidly in Asian Economies

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 27, 2013

As the credit glut in the US nears an end, the currencies of developing countries like India, Thailand and Indonesia are plummeting. Now there are fears that a redux of the 1997 market crash is on the horizon. By Wieland Wagner more... Comment ]