The Red Canal: Uncertainties Surround Nicaragua's New Waterway Project

The Red Canal: Uncertainties Surround Nicaragua's New Waterway Project

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 05, 2014

Nicaragua is soon to begin construction on a new canal connecting the Caribbean Sea with the Pacific Ocean. But even as up to 30,000 people face resettlement, details on the Chinese-funded mega-project remain sparse. By Jens Gluesing more... Comment ]

Missing Plane: Emirates Head Critical of MH 370 Investigation

Missing Plane: Emirates Head Critical of MH 370 Investigation

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 09, 2014

Why is there still no trace of flight MH 370? In an interview, Sir Tim Clark, head of Emirates Airline, is sharply critical of the investigation thus far. He believes someone took control of the plane and maintained it until the very end. Interview Conducted by Andreas Spaeth more... Comment ]

The Road to Bamiyan: A Public Works Debacle that Defines Afghanistan

The Road to Bamiyan: A Public Works Debacle that Defines Afghanistan

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 30, 2014

It was to be a symbol of reconstructed Afghanistan: a paved highway from Kabul to the beautiful valley of Bamiyan. Construction has long been underway, but the project may never be completed -- a victim of the realities in present-day Afghanistan. By Jochen-Martin Gutsch more... Comment ]

Germany's Ailing Infrastructure: A Nation Slowly Crumbles

Germany's Ailing Infrastructure: A Nation Slowly Crumbles

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 18, 2014

Germany has long had a reputation for excellent infrastructure. But in recent years, both public and private investment has dwindled dramatically, and officials are increasingly concerned about how to solve the problem. They have good reason to be worried. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Mayday: Berlin's Ill-Fated Airport Faces Insolvency

Mayday: Berlin's Ill-Fated Airport Faces Insolvency

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 20, 2014

After countless delays, technical problems and cost overruns, the German capital's troubled new airport faces another obstacle: It is running out of money. With the current CEO refusing to give detailed plans, it seems likely taxpayers will have to foot the bill. By Christoph Pauly and Andreas Wassermann more... Comment ]

Third Time's a Charm: Airbus Has Fewer Headaches with New A350 Jet

Third Time's a Charm: Airbus Has Fewer Headaches with New A350 Jet

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 05, 2014

The new A350 from European airplane manufacturer Airbus is expected to go into service this year. The long-haul plane, which can carry up to 300 passengers, is experencing far fewer problems than the A380 or its Boeing competitor, the 787 Dreamliner. By Marco Evers in Toulouse, France more... Comment ]

What Happened to MH370? 'The Biggest Mystery Since Amelia Earhart'

What Happened to MH370? 'The Biggest Mystery Since Amelia Earhart'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 24, 2014

For weeks, the world has been wondering what happened to flight MH370. New satellite data has apparently confirmed that it crashed in the Indian Ocean. But why? Captain Bill Palmer, author of "Understanding Air France 447," relates his theory. Interview by Marco Evers more... Comment ]

ICE 3.0: Will New High-Speed Train Ever Make It to London?

ICE 3.0: Will New High-Speed Train Ever Make It to London?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 28, 2014

After years of delays, Siemens' next-generation high-speed ICE trains have finally been approved by German regulators. But another hurdle still lies ahead: getting permission to run them to London. By Christian Wüst more... Comment ]

On Standby: Kassel's 270 Million Euro Airport to Nowhere

On Standby: Kassel's 270 Million Euro Airport to Nowhere

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 12, 2013

A regional airport that opened six months ago in the German city of Kassel has close to 140 employees, but no scheduled flights this winter. Everyday operations are legally required, even as the facility hemorrhages money. By Philipp Alvares de Souza Soares more... Comment ]

Living Large on a Little: Campgrounds Go Residential in Germany

Living Large on a Little: Campgrounds Go Residential in Germany

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 27, 2013

An increasing number of people are moving to German campgrounds permanently to save money. The little communities of motorhomes and trailers offer a comfortable yet affordable lifestyle that residents say they couldn't find elsewhere. By Philipp Alvares de Souza Soares more... Comment ]