Foreign Policy Shift: Skepticism of German-Israeli Friendship Growing in Berlin

Foreign Policy Shift: Skepticism of German-Israeli Friendship Growing in Berlin

Top Berlin officials are becoming less inclined to unconditionally support Israel. With the two-state solution increasingly unlikely, there is concern that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is "instrumentalizing" Germany's friendship. By Ralf Neukirch and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]





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Strategy of Terror The Suicide Bombing Girls of Boko Haram

Strategy of Terror: The Suicide Bombing Girls of Boko Haram

The Nigerian military looks to be slowly gaining the upper hand in its fight against Boko Haram. But the Islamist terror group isn't going quietly and has begun using young girls as suicide bombers. We talked to some of those who escaped. By Nicola Abé and Andy Spyra (Photos) more... Comment ]


The Chernobyl Conundrum Is Radiation As Bad As We Thought?

The Chernobyl Conundrum: Is Radiation As Bad As We Thought?

Thirty years after the Chernobyl disaster, it has become clear that radioactivity might be less harmful than originally thought. Some researchers even believe it may be beneficial in small doses. By Manfred Dworschak more... Comment ]


Touring Tragedy A Day of Disaster Porn in Chernobyl

Touring Tragedy: A Day of Disaster Porn in Chernobyl

It is the site of the most devastating nuclear disaster in history, but the Chernobyl exclusion zone has also become a magnet for tourists seeking a thrill. Join us for a tour. By Hilmar Schmundt and Phil Thoma (360°-Videos) in Chernobyl more... Video | Comment ]

US Commerce Secretary on TTIP 'Our Administration Wants a Deal This Year'

US Commerce Secretary on TTIP: 'Our Administration Wants a Deal This Year'

As she visits Germany with US President Obama, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker is making a push for the TTIP trans-Atlantic free trade agreement. "Our administration wants a deal," she says in an interview, at the same time defending secrecy. By Veit Medick in Washington, DC more... Comment ]

Satire Affair Turkish-Germans Caught Between Two Nations

Satire Affair: Turkish-Germans Caught Between Two Nations

An insulting poem about Turkish President Erdogan by German comedian Jan Böhmermann has set off widespread anger among German-Turkish people. But why is the community so attached to the Turkish president? By Serdar Somuncu more... Comment ]

Failed State Can a Unity Government Succeed in Divided Libya?

Failed State: Can a Unity Government Succeed in Divided Libya?

The UN is trying to establish a unity government in Libya. But with competing governments, an expanding Islamic State and migrant smuggling as a primary source of income in the country, finding success will not be easy. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

John Grisham Interview 'I'm Not Worried about Trump'

John Grisham Interview: 'I'm Not Worried about Trump'

John Grisham's legal thrillers, filled with depravity, injustice and prejudice, are microcosms of America. In an interview with SPIEGEL ONLINE, he discusses the US election, the Trump phenomenon and why he believes Hillary Clinton will prevail. Interview Conducted By Marc Pitzke more... Comment ]

Palestinian President Abbas 'The World Must Not Forget Us'

Palestinian President Abbas: 'The World Must Not Forget Us'

On Tuesday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to meet with Angela Merkel in Berlin, where he will ask for support in pushing the peace process forward. In an interview, he says the issue has been on the back burner for far too long. Interview Conducted By Nicola Abé more... Comment ]

Sex Slave Legacy The Children of Islamic State

Sex Slave Legacy: The Children of Islamic State

Islamic State fighters are known to keep sex slaves. Although they usually force the women to use contraception, many still become pregnant with their rapists' babies. The women who manage to escape are left with deep emotional scars. By Katrin Kuntz and Maria Feck (Photos) more... Comment ]