Cheerful and Unflappable: Remembering the Photographer Anja Niedringhaus

Cheerful and Unflappable: Remembering the Photographer Anja Niedringhaus

German photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus spent her life documenting wars, but she never allowed the difficult job to get the better of her. One of SPIEGEL's own war correspondents commemorates the work of a longtime colleague killed in Afghanistan on Friday. By Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]


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Prison of the Past A Reporter Revisits His 'Shameful' Coverage of Rwanda

Prison of the Past: A Reporter Revisits His 'Shameful' Coverage of Rwanda

Twenty years ago on April 6, the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda began. At the time, many Western reporters played it down as "ethnic warfare," including Bartholomäus Grill, now a correspondent for SPIEGEL. He looks back with shame. By Bartholomäus Grill more... Comment ]


Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor 'Sometimes You Have To Do the Unexpected'

Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor: 'Sometimes You Have To Do the Unexpected'

In a SPIEGEL interview, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor discusses her childhood in the Bronx, the challenges she faced in a legal world dominated by men and why life on America's highest court is more difficult than she thought it would be. Interview by Samiha Shafy more... Comment ]

529 Steps Back Egyptian Death Sentences Reveal Deep Societal Rift

529 Steps Back: Egyptian Death Sentences Reveal Deep Societal Rift

Over 500 members of the Muslim Brotherhood were sentenced to death last week in the small Egyptian city of Minya. But what really happened? A visit to the town reveals the vast divide in Egyptian society. By Ralf Hoppe and Daniel Steinvorth more... Comment ]

NSA Book Review 'Most Germans Don't Share These Concerns'

NSA Book Review: 'Most Germans Don't Share These Concerns'

The head of Germany's agency in charge of counterintelligence reviews the new book by the reporters behind SPIEGEL's NSA coverage. He says many fears raised are overplayed, but also warns people need to take greater care with their data. By Hans-Georg Maassen more... Comment ]

UN Congo Mission Leader 'Unimaginable Human Catastrophes'

UN Congo Mission Leader: 'Unimaginable Human Catastrophes'

In an interview, Martin Kobler, the head of the United Nation peacekeeping force in Congo, discusses the recent success by the blue helmets in the country and why he would like to see Germany take more decisive action to bring stability to the African nation. Interview Conducted by Horand Knaup and Ralf Neukirch more... Comment ]

Hamid's Shadow Karzai Confidant Takes Aim at Afghan Presidency

Hamid's Shadow: Karzai Confidant Takes Aim at Afghan Presidency

Zalmai Rassoul has long been a close political ally of Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Now, he is campaigning to succeed his mentor. With Karzai backing Rassoul, many believe the outgoing leader is seeking to retain his influence. By Susanne Koelbl more... Comment ]

Israel's Wildcard The Man Who Could Stop The Peace Process

Israel's Wildcard: The Man Who Could Stop The Peace Process

Naftali Bennett, the head of the the settlements party Jewish Home rejects negotiations with the Palestinians and says he will allow the Israeli government to collapse if necessary. A decision on whether talks will proceed is expected this week. By Julia Amalia Heyer in Tel Aviv more... Comment ]

The West and Russia Why Obama's Legacy Hinges on Europe

The West and Russia: Why Obama's Legacy Hinges on Europe

Barack Obama has labeled Russia a "regional power" that is acting out of weakness rather than strength. That may be so. But the US president's own foreign policy legacy depends heavily on Vladimir Putin -- and Europe. An Analysis by Sebastian Fischer more... Comment ]

UN Backtracks Will Global Warming Really Trigger Mass Extinctions?

UN Backtracks: Will Global Warming Really Trigger Mass Extinctions?

In 2007, the IPCC predicted that rising global temperatures would kill off many species. But in its new report, part of which will be presented next Monday, the UN climate change body backtracks. There is a shortage of evidence, a draft version claims. By Axel Bojanowski more... Comment ]