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'Shitstorm' Shitstorm: Dictionary Wins Award for Ruining German

'Shitstorm' Shitstorm: Dictionary Wins Award for Ruining German

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 02, 2013

Germany's respected Duden dictionary has received a spoof award for its excessive use of English words. "Shitstorm," "app" and "Facebook" are among the anglicisms recently added to the reference book. more... Comment ]

Schäuble's Honesty: Transparency Poses Risks in Euro Crisis

Schäuble's Honesty: Transparency Poses Risks in Euro Crisis

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 28, 2013

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble has raised the possibility of a third bailout for Greece. Now many are calling for leaders to lay out all they know about the euro crisis. But total transparency carries serious risks. By David Böcking more... Comment ]

Bitter Euro Truths: Crisis Could Damage Merkel's Campaign

Bitter Euro Truths: Crisis Could Damage Merkel's Campaign

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 27, 2013

Chancellor Angela Merkel has been forced to concede that Greece will require additional aid -- an admission that has dented her reputation as a crisis manager ahead of the election. But she still hasn't revealed the true scope of the costs facing Germany. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Aid Debate: Merkel Leaves Door Open to Greek Debt Cut

Aid Debate: Merkel Leaves Door Open to Greek Debt Cut

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 26, 2013

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned over the weekend that a debt cut for Greece could trigger a dangerous domino effect -- but she did not categorically rule one out. She's keeping all her options open in the euro crisis. By Christian Rickens more... Comment ]

Merkel's Conservatives Split on Greek Aid

Merkel's Conservatives Split on Greek Aid

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 22, 2013

Chancellor Angela Merkel would like to have completely avoided the issue of Greek debt and the country's future this campaign season. But this week, Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble suggested that a new aid package would soon be necessary for the country. And suddenly, Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) find themselves in the middle of a flare-up with their Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU). By Charles Hawley more...

More Aid? Greece Funding May Come from EU Budget

More Aid? Greece Funding May Come from EU Budget

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 21, 2013

Greece needs more aid, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said on Tuesday, putting the euro crisis at the forefront of an otherwise languid election campaign. A news report on Wednesday indicates the aid might come from the EU budget. more... Comment ]

Schäubles Griechenland-Beichte: Endlich ehrlich

Schäubles Griechenland-Beichte: Endlich ehrlich

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 21, 2013

Verdruckst und verklausuliert hat Finanzminister Wolfgang Schäuble ein überfälliges Geständnis abgelegt: Die Euro-Krise wird Deutschland weitere Milliarden kosten. Damit hat der Wahlkampf endlich das richtige Thema gefunden. Ein Kommentar von Christian Rickens mehr... Forum ]

NSA Spying Fallout: Germany Wants Tighter UN Privacy Rules

NSA Spying Fallout: Germany Wants Tighter UN Privacy Rules

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 24, 2013

Germany on Wednesday launched an effort to improve United Nations data protection regulations in light of the massive Internet surveillance undertaken by the US. Some top German officials would also like to see a data exchange treaty between the US and the EU suspended. more... Comment ]

Schäuble Visits Greece: Aid but No Haircut for Athens

Schäuble Visits Greece: Aid but No Haircut for Athens

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 18, 2013

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble pledged €100 million to help small and medium-sized business in Greece during his visit to Athens on Thursday. But he didn't bring what the country really wants: a new debt haircut. By David Böcking and Giorgos Christides in Athens more... Comment ]

New Public Sector Cuts: Austerity as Usual in Greek Parliament

New Public Sector Cuts: Austerity as Usual in Greek Parliament

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 18, 2013

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras may have but a razor-thin majority in parliament. But on Wednesday night, that was all he needed to push through thousands of public sector layoffs. The opposition, though, is getting louder. By David Böcking in Athens more... Comment ]