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

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

March 26, 2014, 05:01 PM

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

March 26, 2014, 04:19 PM

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?

March 26, 2014, 10:34 AM

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 ]

'Dear to Our Hearts': The Crimean Crisis from the Kremlin's Perspective

'Dear to Our Hearts': The Crimean Crisis from the Kremlin's Perspective

March 25, 2014, 06:10 PM

The EU and US have come down hard on Russia for its annexation of the Crimean Peninsula. But from the perspective of the Kremlin, it is the West that has painted Putin into a corner. And the Russian president will do what it takes to free himself. By Matthias Schepp more... Comment ]

Dossier of Dubiousness: Did Putin's Man in Crimea Have Mafia Ties?

Dossier of Dubiousness: Did Putin's Man in Crimea Have Mafia Ties?

March 25, 2014, 05:08 PM

Secret documents provide new information about how Crimea's newly installed prime minister amassed his assets. They also suggest Sergei Aksyonov had ties to the mafia. To this day, he denies any links to organized crime. By Benjamin Bidder more... Comment ]

What Happened to MH370? 'The Biggest Mystery Since Amelia Earhart'

What Happened to MH370? 'The Biggest Mystery Since Amelia Earhart'

March 24, 2014, 05:52 PM

For weeks, the world has been wondering what happened to flight MH370. New satellite data has apparently confirmed that it crashed in the Indian Ocean. But why? Captain Bill Palmer, author of "Understanding Air France 447," relates his theory. Interview by Marco Evers more... Comment ]

Former NSA Director: 'Shame On Us'

Former NSA Director: 'Shame On Us'

March 24, 2014, 01:37 PM

In a SPIEGEL interview, former NSA director Michael Hayden, 69, discusses revelations of US spying on Germany made public in documents leaked by Edward Snowden, surveillance against German leaders and tensions between Berlin and Washington. Interview Conducted By Marc Hujer and Holger Stark more... Comment ]

Targeting Huawei: NSA Spied on Chinese Government and Networking Firm

Targeting Huawei: NSA Spied on Chinese Government and Networking Firm

March 22, 2014, 06:00 PM

According to documents viewed by SPIEGEL, America'a NSA intelligence agency put considerable efforts into spying on Chinese politicians and firms. One major target was Huawei, a company that is fast becoming a major Internet player. more... Comment ]

Europe's Sin: Caribbean States Call for Slavery Reparations

Europe's Sin: Caribbean States Call for Slavery Reparations

March 21, 2014, 05:38 PM

The leaders of 15 Caribbean countries are calling for reparations from European countries relating to the slave trade that took place 200 years ago. A lawyer representing them says the legacy of slavery still plagues the region today. Interview Conducted by Samiha Shafy more... Comment ]

The Return of Terror: Violence Rocks Iraq as Elections Approach

The Return of Terror: Violence Rocks Iraq as Elections Approach

March 21, 2014, 01:04 PM

With just six weeks to go before parliamentary elections in Iraq, sectarian violence has once again gripped the country. Car bombs have become a regular occurrence and Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is under fire. By Dieter Bednarz and Klaus Brinkbäumer more... Comment ]