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Chaos at the G-20: How Hamburg Failed to Protect Its Citizens

Chaos at the G-20: How Hamburg Failed to Protect Its Citizens

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 14, 2017

The violence that erupted at the G-20 summit last week has raised significant questions as to whether protecting world leaders was prioritized over the safety of the people of Hamburg. Police records from the weekend reveal the full scale of the chaos. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Interview with Naomi Klein: 'The Left Has Been Far Too Timid'

Interview with Naomi Klein: 'The Left Has Been Far Too Timid'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 13, 2017

Naomi Klein helped launch the anti-globalization movement with her book, "No Logo." Twenty years later, DER SPIEGEL spoke to her about the Hamburg G-20, the current generation of protesters and her concern about how Donald Trump will react in a crisis. Interview Conducted by Christoph Scheuermann more...


Lasting Questions from Hamburg: Was the G-20 Summit Really Worth It?

Lasting Questions from Hamburg: Was the G-20 Summit Really Worth It?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 08, 2017

The Hamburg summit is over. Overshadowed by the violence on the streets outside, Angela Merkel and the rest of the G-20 leaders managed to find mini-compromises on major issues. But the question remains: Was it worth it? By Florian Gathmann and Philipp Wittrock more... Comment ]

The G-20 in Hamburg: A Look Back at the Summit

The G-20 in Hamburg: A Look Back at the Summit

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 08, 2017

Reports, interviews and analysis: Take a look back at highlights of our coverage of this week's G-20 summit, which brought leaders of the world's leading industrialized countries to Hamburg to discuss the most pressing issues of our time. more...


The G-18.5: What the G-20 Declaration Means for the Climate

The G-18.5: What the G-20 Declaration Means for the Climate

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 08, 2017

All G-20 participants, except for the U.S., underlined their commitment to the Paris climate change agreement. It is a significant success for Merkel, even if Turkish President Erdogan changed his mind after the summit. An Analysis by Holger Dambeck more... Comment ]

Black Friday: Hamburg's G-20 Security Failure

Black Friday: Hamburg's G-20 Security Failure

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 08, 2017

Stores were looted, cars burned and bands of anarchists marauded through the streets. At times, the police were completely overwhelmed by the scale of violence at the G-20 summit in Hamburg. What went wrong? By Jörg Diehl more... Comment ]


A Family Affair: The Road to Donald Leads through Ivanka

A Family Affair: The Road to Donald Leads through Ivanka

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 08, 2017

Ivanka Trump briefly took her father's place at the G-20 negotiating table on Saturday. But hostess Angela Merkel is happy to have the U.S. president's daughter at the summit. A good relationship with Ivanka provides a reliable channel to the White House. By David Böcking and Vanessa Steinmetz more... Comment ]

Don't Conflate Demonstrators with Rioters: Legitimate Protest Is More Important than Ever

Don't Conflate Demonstrators with Rioters: Legitimate Protest Is More Important than Ever

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 08, 2017

Black-masked rioters left behind a trail of destruction in Hamburg on Friday night -- and showed that they are only interested in violence. But real political protest is more important than ever. A Commentary by Florian Gathmann more...


G-20 Critics Are Wrong: This Is the Closest We Have To a World Government

G-20 Critics Are Wrong: This Is the Closest We Have To a World Government

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 08, 2017

The G-20 may have many shortcomings, but it is more important than ever for addressing the global problems humanity faces. It's a format we should strengthen -- not something we should get rid of. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial By Christiane Hoffmann more...

+++ G20 Newsblog in English +++: Merkel Open about Disagreement with U.S. on Climate

+++ G20 Newsblog in English +++: Merkel Open about Disagreement with U.S. on Climate

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 08, 2017

In her closing G-20 speech on Saturday, Merkel noted that the summit's final declaration reveals clear disagreement with the U.S. on climate issues. She says she's not optimistic that Washington will return to the Paris climate agreement. more...

Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau: 'The European Union Must Decide'

Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau: 'The European Union Must Decide'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 07, 2017

In an interview, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discusses free trade, climate change and his country's delicate relationship with its neighbor to the south: Donald Trump's United States. Interview Conducted by Klaus Brinkbäumer and Barbara Hans more... Comment ]

Open Break: Climate Disagreement Clouding G-20 Summit

Open Break: Climate Disagreement Clouding G-20 Summit

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 07, 2017

The U.S. is isolated when it comes to climate change at the G-20 -- and it is a disagreement that will likely be mentioned in the summit's closing declaration, SPIEGEL has learned. By David Böcking more... Comment ]

G20 Protests: Police Opt for Brute Force in Hamburg

G20 Protests: Police Opt for Brute Force in Hamburg

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 07, 2017

The police stopped the "Welcome to Hell" demo on Thursday night with brute force. Both sides escalated the situation, with some police action sparking panic in the crowds. By Holger Dambeck, Eva Horn, Philipp Löwe, Dominik Peters, Stefan Schultz and Ansgar Siemens more... Comment ]

The G-20 Farce: A Lose-Lose Summit for Merkel, Hamburg and the World

The G-20 Farce: A Lose-Lose Summit for Merkel, Hamburg and the World

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 07, 2017

Will the G-20 summit in Hamburg lead to progress in solving the biggest challenges facing the world, such as hunger, poverty and climate change. Not likely. A Commentary by Stefan Kuzmany more... Comment ]

+++ G-20 Newsblog in English +++: Heavily Armed Special Unit Deployed to Stop Violence

+++ G-20 Newsblog in English +++: Heavily Armed Special Unit Deployed to Stop Violence

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 07, 2017

German security agencies have deployed a machine gun-wielding unit in Hamburg to stop violent protests that have disrupted the G-20 currently taking place. more...