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Friedenspreisträger Navid Kermani: "IS ist nur am Boden zu besiegen"

Friedenspreisträger Navid Kermani: "IS ist nur am Boden zu besiegen"

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 23, 2016

Navid Kermani erhielt im Oktober den Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels. Im SPIEGEL-Gespräch spricht sich der Autor nun für den Einsatz ausländischer Bodentruppen in Syrien aus, um die Terrormiliz IS zu bezwingen. mehr...

Treffen mit Merkel: Hollande fordert mehr deutsche Unterstützung im Kampf gegen IS

Treffen mit Merkel: Hollande fordert mehr deutsche Unterstützung im Kampf gegen IS

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 25, 2015

Deutschland schickt mehr Truppen nach Mali und verstärkt die Ausbildung der kurdischen Peschmerga. Doch das reicht nicht im Kampf gegen den IS, sagt Frankreichs Präsident Hollande. Merkel stellt weitere Hilfe in Aussicht. mehr... Video ]

The Hapless President: Is François Hollande Re-Electable?

The Hapless President: Is François Hollande Re-Electable?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 09, 2015

François Hollande is already viewed as the most unsuccessful president in recent French history. His hapless leadership has enabled the rise of Marine Le Pen's far-right Front National. He plans to run again in 2017, but does he stand a chance? By Julia Amalia Heyer in Paris more... Comment ]

The War Next Door: Can Merkel's Diplomacy Save Europe?

The War Next Door: Can Merkel's Diplomacy Save Europe?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 14, 2015

Chancellor Angela Merkel has often been accused of hesitancy. But in Minsk this week, she committed herself to helping find a way to quiet the weapons in Ukraine. The result was a cease-fire. But it is fragile and may ultimately be disadvantageous for Ukraine. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Reforming France: Emmanuel Macron's Impossible Mission

Reforming France: Emmanuel Macron's Impossible Mission

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 10, 2014

Thirty-six year old Economics Minister Emmanuel Macron has been tasked by French President Hollande with reforming the country. But it won't be easy. Socialists view him with suspicion and the party's left wing is already preparing for battle. By Julia Amalia Heyer more... Comment ]

France and Friends: Merkel Increasingly Isolated on Austerity

France and Friends: Merkel Increasingly Isolated on Austerity

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 03, 2014

The debate over Germany's insistence on euro-zone austerity has flared anew as an ailing France continues to demand economic stimulus. The European Central Bank may now be siding with Paris, leaving Merkel looking increasingly alone. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

A Tour of France: Examining the New Sick Man of Europe

A Tour of France: Examining the New Sick Man of Europe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 23, 2014

The TV images of the Tour de France show an idyllic country, but behind the gloss is a nation where fears of decline are prompting people to vote for the far right. A trip along the route of the world's most famous cycling race reveals the deep uncertainty ailing the French. By Alexander Smoltczyk more... Comment ]

A Real National Front: The French Far Right Aims High

A Real National Front: The French Far Right Aims High

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 27, 2014

After its triumph in European elections on Sunday, the French far-right Front National is hoping to increase its power back home, with Marine Le Pen aiming for the presidency in 2017. With François Hollande's popularity plummeting, it is not out of the question. By Stefan Simons in Paris more... Comment ]

Slipping Out of the Corset: Can New Prime Minister Deliver 'Changement'?

Slipping Out of the Corset: Can New Prime Minister Deliver 'Changement'?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 10, 2014

Prime Minister Manuel Valls' job is to save François Hollande's presidency. The new government has committed to some changes. But will it push through the painful reforms the country needs or will it chart a political collision course with Brussels? By Mathieu von Rohr in Paris more... Comment ]

Violence in Ukraine: Yanukovych Forces EU into Sanctions

Violence in Ukraine: Yanukovych Forces EU into Sanctions

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 19, 2014

The EU resisted the idea of imposing sanctions on Ukraine for a long time. With violence in Kiev intensifying, however, Brussels has little choice. But what can Europe really do? By Gregor Peter Schmitz in Brussels more... Comment ]