Exceptions to the Rules: How Some US Athletes Obtain Permits for Banned Medication

Exceptions to the Rules How Some US Athletes Obtain Permits for Banned Medication

According to documents hacked by a group called Fancy Bears and obtained by DER SPIEGEL, large numbers of US athletes applied for exemptions to take banned drugs shortly before the Rio Olympic Games. By Christoph Henrichs, Lukas Eberle and Rafael Buschmann more... Comment ]

Ex-Astronaut Talks Asteroids: 'It Is Only a Matter of Time Until a Big One Hits'

Ex-Astronaut Talks Asteroids 'It Is Only a Matter of Time Until a Big One Hits'

European nations are currently deciding the future of an international program to prepare for the threat of asteroid impact. Former Apollo astronaut Rusty Schweickart fears that a hit could wipe out intelligence life on Earth. SPIEGEL ONLINE spoke to him about his concerns. Interview Conducted by Christoph Seidler more... Comment ]


Emboldened by Success: Trump Election Boosts European Populists

Emboldened by Success Trump Election Boosts European Populists

Donald Trump's election has bolstered both right-wing and left-wing populist parties in Europe. Despite ideological differences, they share a rejection of the establishment and the liberal order. Are they about to change the world? By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

The End of Power: What Will Remain of Obama's Legacy?

The End of Power What Will Remain of Obama's Legacy?

Barack Obama is eager to define his legacy before "turning over the keys" to Donald Trump. This week, in his final trip abroad as president, he was in Berlin to visit his close ally Angela Merkel. But what will remain of his tenure in the White House? By Klaus Brinkbäumer and Holger Stark more... Comment ]


SPIEGEL Interview with US President Barack Obama: 'We Could See More and More Divisions'

SPIEGEL Interview with US President Barack Obama 'We Could See More and More Divisions'

In an exclusive interview with German public broadcaster ARD and DER SPIEGEL, outgoing US President Barack Obama discusses the legacy he has built and his worries about the future of democracy, as well as Donald Trump, the man who will succeed him in office. Interview Conducted by Klaus Brinkbäumer and Sonia Seymour Mikich more... Comment ]

Exclusive Interview: Obama Fears Further Division of Industrialized Nations

Exclusive Interview Obama Fears Further Division of Industrialized Nations

Barack Obama is worried about his legacy. In an exclusive interview with DER SPIEGEL and German public broadcaster ARD, the US president discusses economic responsibility, Chancellor Angela Merkel and the plans of his successor Donald Trump. more...


A Turning Point for Globalization: Inequality, Market Chaos and Angry Voters

A Turning Point for Globalization Inequality, Market Chaos and Angry Voters

Resistance is growing in industrialized countries to the problems caused by globalization and free trade. Populists like Donald Trump have promised relief by erecting new barriers to unhindered trade. But it is a dangerous path. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

'Extreme and Unprecedented Uncertainty': NATO Prepares for Trump Presidency

'Extreme and Unprecedented Uncertainty' NATO Prepares for Trump Presidency

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump issued some serious threats to NATO that could significantly alter the balance of power in Europe if delivered on. Fearing the worst, officials at the trans-Atlantic military alliance even developed scenarios for his possible presidency. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


One-Hundred Years of Fear: America Has Abdicated Its Leadership of the West

One-Hundred Years of Fear America Has Abdicated Its Leadership of the West

For 100 years, the United States was the leader of the free world. With the election of Donald Trump, America has now abdicated that role. It is time for Europe, and Angela Merkel, to step into the void. By Dirk Kurbjuweit more... Comment ]