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Black, Red, Yellow, Green

Angela Merkel and the Christian Democrats have taken a beating with their handling of the euro crisis and public in-fighting with their coalition partner, the Free Democrats. How long will the coalition last? And can the Social Democrats or the Green Party force Merkel out of office?

Interview with Martin Schulz: 'We Cannot Leave Any Room for the Enemies of Democracy'

Interview with Martin Schulz: 'We Cannot Leave Any Room for the Enemies of Democracy'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 18, 2017

Social Democratic chancellor candidate Martin Schulz still believes he has a chance of unseating Angela Merkel. DER SPIEGEL spoke to him about the anger many Germans feel against establishment parties and how to deal with authoritarian politicians. Interview Conducted by Klaus Brinkbäumer, Michael Sauga and Veit Medick more... Comment ]

March of the Trolls: Right-Wing Activists Take Aim at German Election

March of the Trolls: Right-Wing Activists Take Aim at German Election

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 13, 2017

Ahead of Germany's general election, an international alliance of extremist online activists is busy inciting on the internet. They're spreading hate, fake news and Kremlin propaganda in an effort to help the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany. By Konstantin von Hammerstein, Roman Höfner and Marcel Rosenbach more...


The Victory of Rage: AfD Sets its Sights on German Parliament

The Victory of Rage: AfD Sets its Sights on German Parliament

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 13, 2017

Even as Chancellor Angela Merkel seems set to win her fourth term, the German campaign has been characterized in some towns by rage and hatred. The right-wing populist AfD is also expecting Election Day success, and it will change German political debate. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

An Agent from Ankara: Did Turkey Plan To Kill Kurdish Official in Germany?

An Agent from Ankara: Did Turkey Plan To Kill Kurdish Official in Germany?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 06, 2017

An espionage trial in Hamburg is raising questions about the Turkish government's intelligence activities in Germany. It has shed light on a murky world in which Ankara may even be trying to eliminate its political opponents. By Martin Knobbe more... Comment ]


David vs. Goliath: The Unequal Battle Between Martin Schulz and Angela Merkel

David vs. Goliath: The Unequal Battle Between Martin Schulz and Angela Merkel

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 05, 2017

He started with a bang. But for months, Social Democratic chancellor candidate Martin Schulz has been having trouble gaining traction on the campaign trail. Could it be that he doesn't want power badly enough? By Christiane Hoffmann and René Pfister more... Comment ]

SPIEGEL Interview with Angela Merkel: 'In Everything I Do, I Aim to Strengthen Democracy'

SPIEGEL Interview with Angela Merkel: 'In Everything I Do, I Aim to Strengthen Democracy'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 01, 2017

Angela Merkel is running for a fourth term in office. DER SPIEGEL speaks with the chancellor about the addiction of power, the influence on politics of Germany's automobile industry and her attempts to win back voters on the right. Interview Conducted by Klaus Brinkbäumer and René Pfister more... Comment ]


Germans on the Eve of the Election: 'I've Never Seen So Much Hate'

Germans on the Eve of the Election: 'I've Never Seen So Much Hate'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 01, 2017

Psychologist Stephan Grünewald has spent much of his career studying Germans. In a new study, he looked at current political attitudes and discovered raw emotions ahead of the upcoming election. Interview Conducted by Nils Minkmar more... Comment ]

Germany for Germans: U.S. Ad Agency Boosts Right-Wing Populist AfD

Germany for Germans: U.S. Ad Agency Boosts Right-Wing Populist AfD

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 30, 2017

To boost its online election campaign, the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany party has turned to a Texas-based advertising agency for help. The company has worked with Donald Trump. By Melanie Amann more... Comment ]


Uphill Battle: Merkel Challenger Schulz Hopes Debate Will Turn the Tide

Uphill Battle: Merkel Challenger Schulz Hopes Debate Will Turn the Tide

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 29, 2017

Martin Schulz, the Social Democratic candidate for chancellor, faces a steep uphill battle if he wants to unseat Angela Merkel. He is hoping that next weekend's debate might breathe new life into his campaign. And he may not be wrong. By Christiane Hoffmann, Alexander Kühn, Veit Medick and Ralf Neukirch more... Comment ]

Erdogan's Insults: Germany's Hardline on Turkey Begins to Soften

Erdogan's Insults: Germany's Hardline on Turkey Begins to Soften

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 25, 2017

With the Turkish president firing away at Germany at will, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel recently announced that Berlin would take a tougher stance. It hasn't happened. Indeed, Germany may soon have to cough up significant amounts of money for Ankara. By Peter Müller and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

Open Season: Erdogan Supporters Attack Turkish-German Politicians

Open Season: Erdogan Supporters Attack Turkish-German Politicians

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 25, 2017

German politicians with Turkish roots are often insulted and berated on the campaign trail. But xenophobes aren't always to blame. Supporters of Turkish President Erdogan see them as traitors and try to intimidate them. By Katrin Elger and Maria-Mercedes Hering more... Comment ]