The Blight House: Trump's Presidency Sinks Below Rock Bottom

The Blight House Trump's Presidency Sinks Below Rock Bottom

More controversy than usual has been swirling around the White House, with Donald Trump losing his temper over a book accusing him of being an ignorant, TV-addicted narcissist. The bad news, though, is that he's not going away anytime soon. By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]

FC Barcelona Star Lionel Messi: Tax Troubles, an Audit and a 100-Million-Euro Contract

FC Barcelona Star Lionel Messi Tax Troubles, an Audit and a 100-Million-Euro Contract

Why is FC Barcelona paying superstar striker Lionel Messi over 100 million euros a year? Confidential documents contain evidence of more tax trouble, a questionable loan and the negotiating tricks employed by Messi's father. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Football Leaks: Lionel Messi's 100-Million-Euro Contract

Football Leaks Lionel Messi's 100-Million-Euro Contract

No football player in the world earns more: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona makes in excess of 100 million euros in a single season. His salary is the subject of documents provided by the whistleblowing platform Football Leaks. By Rafael Buschmann, Jürgen Dahlkamp, Gunther Latsch, Nicola Naber, Jörg Schmitt and Michael Wulzinger more... Comment ]

New Der SPIEGEL Cover explained: The Age of Fire and Fury

New Der SPIEGEL Cover explained The Age of Fire and Fury

Humanity as a whole is being set back just because of one single Person. Where is the world supposed to start again if it manages to survive Donald Trump? By Der SPIEGEL's Deputy Editor-in-Chief Susanne Beyer more...


New Tax Problems: Lionel Messi Paid around 12 Million Euros in Back Taxes

New Tax Problems Lionel Messi Paid around 12 Million Euros in Back Taxes

Facing what could have been a new round of troubles with fiscal authorities, football player Lionel Messi paid 12 million euros in back taxes at the end of 2016. Documents supplied by Football Leaks show that FC Barcelona ultimately jumped in to cover the superstar's tax debt. By Rafael Buschmann, Jürgen Dahlkamp, Gunther Latsch, Nicola Naber, Jörg Schmitt and Michael Wulzinger more... Comment ]

The Navalny Challenge: Behind the Scenes of Russia's Imitated Democracy

The Navalny Challenge Behind the Scenes of Russia's Imitated Democracy

Opposition leader Alexei Navalny was recently excluded from running against Vladimir Putin in the presidential election scheduled this March in Russia. The reason is clear: A real politician is unwelcome against the backdrop of the country's imitated democracy. By Christian Esch more... Comment ]


The American Void: It's Time for Germany to Learn to Lead

The American Void It's Time for Germany to Learn to Lead

Washington's move to abandon its global leadership role marks the end of Germany's foreign policy innocence. Berlin will soon be faced with difficult choices that could dent its moral standing. By Christiane Hoffmann more... Comment ]

The Search for Justice in Tunisia: 'We Know Everything, But We Have No Proof'

The Search for Justice in Tunisia 'We Know Everything, But We Have No Proof'

A truth commission is trying to help Tunisia work through its recent past, televising testimonies from both the victims and perpetrators of state violence. Yet it's serving to divide rather than heal the country - and the police state is making a comeback. By Nicola Abé more... Comment ]


Trump's Jerusalem Folly: Time for Europe to Take the Lead on Peace

Trump's Jerusalem Folly Time for Europe to Take the Lead on Peace

U.S. President Donald Trump prides himself on being a deal-maker. But his decision to relocate the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem will produce only losers. It is time for Europe to take the lead in the Middle East peace process. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Juliane von Mittelstaedt more... Comment ]

U.S. Economy: Trump Tax Plan Worries Europe

U.S. Economy Trump Tax Plan Worries Europe

Trump is hoping that his tax reform will make the United States a more attractive place to do business. Germany and the rest of Europe, though, could emerge as the losers. An Analysis by Christian Reiermann more... Comment ]

Alleged INF Treaty Violation: U.S. Demands NATO Action on Russian Missiles

Alleged INF Treaty Violation U.S. Demands NATO Action on Russian Missiles

The U.S. believes Russia is secretly developing nuclear-capable, medium-range missiles in violation of the INF Treaty. Washington has now upped the pressure on NATO to formulate a response - and a new arms race could be the result. By Matthias Gebauer, Christoph Schult and Klaus Wiegrefe more... Comment ]

Donald Trump and Jerusalem: 'I Don't See Potential Upsides'

Donald Trump and Jerusalem 'I Don't See Potential Upsides'

Richard Haass, 66, is a former U.S. diplomat and current director of the Council on Foreign Relations. He says that the timing of President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the true capital of Israel is troubling and potentially dangerous. Interview Conducted by Samiha Shafy more... Comment ]

Liberated Raqqa: The Stench of Death amid Hopes for Life

Liberated Raqqa The Stench of Death amid Hopes for Life

The former Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa has been liberated, yet the city remains largely uninhabitable, criss-crossed with mines and strewn with rotting corpses. One man has made it his mission to bring the city back to life. more... Comment ]