Heading for the Margins: Why Is Britain Running Away from Europe?

Heading for the Margins: Why Is Britain Running Away from Europe?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 28, 2014

Great Britain used to play a key role in leading Europe, and the benefits have been substantial. But now, the UK is turning its back on the EU and has chosen to focus on peripheral issues. It is the wrong move. An Essay by Will Straw more... Comment ]

GCHQ Revealed: Inside Her Majesty's Listening Service

GCHQ Revealed: Inside Her Majesty's Listening Service

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 27, 2014

The Snowden files have brought the shocking espionage activities of the UK's Government Communications Headquarters into the open. Former employees describe an agency with shifting goals, a strong honor code -- and an inferiority complex. By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

Great War Centenary: Britain's Careful Commemoration of WWI

Great War Centenary: Britain's Careful Commemoration of WWI

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 22, 2014

The Great War has long played a significant role in Britain's historical memory. This year, the country is planning several events to commemorate the 100th anniversary and several new books have already hit the shelves. Jingoism, however, is to be avoided. By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

Cameron Advisor: 'We Need the Red Card to Stop EU Proposals'

Cameron Advisor: 'We Need the Red Card to Stop EU Proposals'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 21, 2014

British Prime Minister David Cameron has threatened to withdraw his country from the EU should far-reaching reforms not be made. Influential Tory lawmaker Andrea Leadsom spoke with SPIEGEL ONLINE about the UK conservatives' demands. By Carsten Volkery in London more... Comment ]

Crisis Management: Europe Eyes Anglo-Saxon Model with Envy

Crisis Management: Europe Eyes Anglo-Saxon Model with Envy

SPIEGEL ONLINE - January 06, 2014

Should the European Central Bank follow the Anglo-Saxon model and buy up vast quantities of sovereign bonds in attempt to finally overcome the euro crisis? ECB head Mario Draghi is under pressure to act now. But what are his options? By Henrik Müller more... Comment ]

Inside TAO: Documents Reveal Top NSA Hacking Unit

Inside TAO: Documents Reveal Top NSA Hacking Unit

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 29, 2013

The NSA's TAO hacking unit is considered to be the intelligence agency's top secret weapon. It maintains its own covert network, infiltrates computers around the world and even intercepts shipping deliveries to plant back doors in electronics ordered by those it is targeting. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Britain's Luftwoofe: The Heroic Paradogs of World War II

Britain's Luftwoofe: The Heroic Paradogs of World War II

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 17, 2013

As they prepared for D-Day and the fight against Nazi Germany, the 13th Parachute Battalion of the British Army developed a new weapon: parachuting dogs. One heroic hound would even earn a medal for his service. By Lazar Backovic more... Comment ]

Tabloid Espionage: Trial Exposes Darkest Corners of British Press

Tabloid Espionage: Trial Exposes Darkest Corners of British Press

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 04, 2013

Former editors with newspaper News of the World are currently on trial in London, where they are accused of spying on private phone conversations for years. The unfolding testimony against close associates of publisher Rupert Murdoch shows just how far the British tabloid press has been willing to go for a scoop. By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

Poverty Migration: Berlin Backs UK's 'Benefit Tourism' Offensive 

Poverty Migration: Berlin Backs UK's 'Benefit Tourism' Offensive 

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 29, 2013

Germany has now stepped into the UK-triggered fray over introducing new restrictions on migration within the EU. The European Commission is enraged, and even conservative EU parliamentarians warn of pandering to populists. By Carsten Volkery and Severin Weiland more... Comment ]

Passively 'Sniffing' Data: How Mobile Network Spying Works

Passively 'Sniffing' Data: How Mobile Network Spying Works

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 15, 2013

British intelligence agency GCHQ has been targeting mobile phone company networks. Telecoms security expert Philippe Langlois explains what they can find this way, and how users can protect themselves from such snooping. Interview by Christian Stöcker more... Comment ]