The Diesel Delusion: Court Ruling Could Change Future of Mobility in Germany

The Diesel Delusion: Court Ruling Could Change Future of Mobility in Germany

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 02, 2018

A major court ruling in Germany on Tuesday means that millions of diesel cars may soon be banned from city centers in the country. The verdict clearly exposes the vast failings of German policymakers over the years and their cozy relationship with the automobile industry. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

The Diesel Disaster: Are Driving Bans Coming for German Cities?

The Diesel Disaster: Are Driving Bans Coming for German Cities?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 21, 2018

A court ruling could ban millions of diesel cars from German city centers, rendering the vehicles worthless. The federal government has considered responding with free public transportation and by forcing car manufacturers to submit to new requirements. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Patchwork Solution: An End to Berlin's Neverending Airport Fiasco?

Patchwork Solution: An End to Berlin's Neverending Airport Fiasco?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 11, 2017

The idea of a soft launch for Berlin's long-delayed new international airport is gaining traction. It would mean opening its doors in 2020, but without its main terminal. By Gerald Traufetter and Andreas Wassermann more... Comment ]

Expert on MH370 Disappearance: 'There Is Absolutely No Mystery To What Happened'

Expert on MH370 Disappearance: 'There Is Absolutely No Mystery To What Happened'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 11, 2016

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 mysteriously disappeared from radar screens just over two years ago. Now veteran flight-accident investigator Larry Vance believes he knows what happened. He believes one of the pilots hijacked the aircraft. Interview Conducted by Marco Evers more... Comment ]


Ready for Take-Off: China Steers Course Between Prestige and Profit

Ready for Take-Off: China Steers Course Between Prestige and Profit

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 20, 2015

China's slowing economy has German industry worried about its exports to Asia. But as it goes about beefing up the transportation sector, the country poses a completely different threat in the longer-term. By Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]

'Bellingcat Report Doesn't Prove Anything': Expert Criticizes Allegations of Russian MH17 Manipulation

'Bellingcat Report Doesn't Prove Anything': Expert Criticizes Allegations of Russian MH17 Manipulation

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 04, 2015

The research group Bellingcat has accused Russia of manipulating satellite images from the MH17 disaster. But German image forensics expert Jens Kriese has criticized the analysis. He says it is impossible to say with any certainty whether Moscow is lying. Interview Conducted By Benjamin Bidder more... Comment ]


Blood Feud: Behind the Scenes of Volkswagen's Dynastic Battle

Blood Feud: Behind the Scenes of Volkswagen's Dynastic Battle

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 06, 2015

Six words recently inflamed a decades-long battle between the two families behind Volkswagen and Porsche. It underscored how dangerous the dynasty has become for Germany's largest carmaker and how the company threatens to grow out of touch. By Dietmar Hawranek and Dirk Kurbjuweit more...

One Port, Two Worlds: China Seeks Dominance in Athens Harbor

One Port, Two Worlds: China Seeks Dominance in Athens Harbor

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 09, 2015

A Chinese executive with shipping company Cosco has helped transform part of Athen's Port of Piraeus into a success story. The multinational firm now has a controversial plan to acquire the whole facility and put it on track to join the ranks of Hamburg and Rotterdam. By Alexander Smoltczyk more... Comment ]


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 ]