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 ]

Cost Explosion: Price Tag for New Berlin Airport Keeps Rising

Cost Explosion: Price Tag for New Berlin Airport Keeps Rising

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 21, 2013

The seemingly neverending story of the German capital's scandal-plagued new airport continues: The much-delayed project is expected to cost far more than previously thought. And Berlin's mayor appears to be planning a return to the airport's supervisory board. more... Comment ]

Screaming for Quiet: Germans Crank Up Anti-Noise Protests

Screaming for Quiet: Germans Crank Up Anti-Noise Protests

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 04, 2013

Many Germans are growing fed up with all the noise pollution coming from planes, trains and automobiles. Despite numerous studies warning of associated health risks, politicians are merely giving lip service to the worries. By Matthias Bartsch more... Comment ]

European Court: Railways Must Reimburse for Weather Delays

European Court: Railways Must Reimburse for Weather Delays

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 26, 2013

Until now, train passengers in Europe delayed by bad weather or worker strikes had no recourse to compensation. That has changed, however, with a court ruling on Thursday requiring railway companies to refund part of the ticket cost in such situations. more... Comment ]

Flattened Fiats: Crushing Tiny Cars for Art

Flattened Fiats: Crushing Tiny Cars for Art

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 19, 2013

The Israeli designer Ron Arad has taken the concept of the pressed flower to the extreme. For his new exhibit in Holon he flattened six Fiat 500s, turning them into works of art. By Christoph Stockburger more... Comment ]

Taking Flight: Emirates Taps Germany for New Recruits

Taking Flight: Emirates Taps Germany for New Recruits

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 18, 2013

Dubai-based airline Emirates is recruiting in Germany -- and embarrassing rival Lufthansa in the process. While the flagship German airline can scarcely afford to make new hires, Emirates can hardly train them fast enough. By Dinah Deckstein and Ann-Kathrin Nezik more... Comment ]

End in Sight: Costa Concordia Successfully Raised

End in Sight: Costa Concordia Successfully Raised

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 17, 2013

The wrecked Costa Concordia was successfully lifted to an upright position off Italy's coast on Tuesday, revealing a severely damaged starboard side. Salvage workers and residents of Giglio are celebrating the technological feat. more... Comment ]