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Dirty Dancer: Sepp Blatter's Corrupt Fiefdom Comes Crashing Down

Dirty Dancer: Sepp Blatter's Corrupt Fiefdom Comes Crashing Down

June 05, 2015, 08:05 PM

With his top officials arrested for corruption, FIFA President Sepp Blatter finally recognized that it was time to go. Now, the global football body will have to reinvent itself. But is that even possible anymore? By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


'Bellingcat Report Doesn't Prove Anything': Expert Criticizes Allegations of Russian MH17 Manipulation

'Bellingcat Report Doesn't Prove Anything': Expert Criticizes Allegations of Russian MH17 Manipulation

June 04, 2015, 12:59 PM

The research group Bellingcat has accused Russia of manipulating satellite images from the MH17 disaster. But German image forensics expert Jens Kriese has criticized the analysis. He says it is impossible to say with any certainty whether Moscow is lying. Interview Conducted By Benjamin Bidder more... Comment ]


Selling Out: Berlin Sends Wrong Message By Welcoming Sisi

Selling Out: Berlin Sends Wrong Message By Welcoming Sisi

June 03, 2015, 11:47 AM

The German government is welcoming Egypt's contentious President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi during a state visit on Wednesday. By doing so, Berlin is betraying its own values and interests in order to facilitate a multibillion euro business deal. A Commentary By Raniah Salloum more... Comment ]

Burma's Stateless Muslims: The World's Most Persecuted Minority

Burma's Stateless Muslims: The World's Most Persecuted Minority

June 03, 2015, 10:32 AM

In Burma, thousands of members of the Rohingya Muslim minority are fleeing persecution from Buddhists. Abused by smugglers, they are being turned away from Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. By Katrin Kuntz in Sittwe, Burma more... Comment ]

Erdogan's Challenger: The Man Who Could Save Turkish Democracy

Erdogan's Challenger: The Man Who Could Save Turkish Democracy

June 01, 2015, 06:03 PM

If the governing party of Turkish President Recep Erdogan wins the June elections, it will likely amend the constitution to solidify his power. Selahattin Demirtas may be the only man who can stop him. By Hasnain Kazim more... Comment ]

Paid as a Pro-Kremlin Troll: 'The Hatred Spills over into the Real World'

Paid as a Pro-Kremlin Troll: 'The Hatred Spills over into the Real World'

June 01, 2015, 03:48 PM

Lyudmila Savchuk recently went public about her experiences working for a Russian Internet propaganda factory in St. Petersburg. In an interview, she describes how clandestine workers are promoting the Kremlin's message. By Benjamin Bidder more... Comment ]

The Rebel of St. Peter's Square: Where Is Pope Francis Steering the Church?

The Rebel of St. Peter's Square: Where Is Pope Francis Steering the Church?

May 29, 2015, 01:16 PM

In the third year of his pontificate, criticism is growing of Pope Francis. Members of the Vatican establishment are turning against him and he even shocks his own staff with his free thinking. Where does this enigmatic pope want to steer the Catholic Church? By Walter Mayr more... Comment ]

A Man in Full: To Hell and Back in the Chinese Healthcare System

A Man in Full: To Hell and Back in the Chinese Healthcare System

May 28, 2015, 05:32 PM

When a farmer and migrant worker got thrombosis in his legs, China failed him. In the end, he had to saw off his own rotting leg in order to survive. Zheng Yanliang's story is an allegory of the struggle to modernize the Chinese healthcare system. By Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]

Art World Hunt: The Quest for Hitler's Lost Treasures

Art World Hunt: The Quest for Hitler's Lost Treasures

May 26, 2015, 05:06 PM

A Dutch detective and Berlin police spent months searching for art commissioned by Hitler that went missing after German reunification. Officials finally recovered the dubious works in raids last week -- here's how they did it. By Konstantin von Hammerstein more... Comment ]

New Lives in Uruguay: Freedom Elusive after 12 Years at Guantanamo

New Lives in Uruguay: Freedom Elusive after 12 Years at Guantanamo

May 21, 2015, 05:34 PM

Six former Guantanamo prisoners have been sharing a house in the Uruguayan capital Montevideo for the last six months. The planned closure of the US detention facility could hinge on the outcome of this experiment. By Marian Blasberg in Montevideo, Uruguay more... Comment ]