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Confronting the Past: America Finally Turns Its Attention to Rampant Racism

Confronting the Past: America Finally Turns Its Attention to Rampant Racism

June 26, 2015, 06:18 PM

Why is America only now having an honest debate about racism? The dead from Charleston are also the dead of a nation that has long refused to work through its past mistakes. A Commentary by Markus Feldenkirchen more... Comment ]


Lifting the Veil: How Working Women Are Remaking Saudi Arabia

Lifting the Veil: How Working Women Are Remaking Saudi Arabia

June 23, 2015, 11:58 AM

A growing number of women in Saudi Arabia are joining the workforce and chipping away at discriminations enshrined in its laws. But they face conservative opposition and -- even now -- a ban on driving. By Juliane von Mittelstaedt and Samiha Shafy more... Comment ]


Cold War Resurgent: US Nukes Could Soon Return to Europe

Cold War Resurgent: US Nukes Could Soon Return to Europe

June 19, 2015, 06:34 PM

Washington is once again talking about stationing nuclear warheads in Europe. Russia, too, is turning up the rhetoric. Europeans are concerned about becoming caught in the middle of a new Cold War. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

New ESA Head Wörner: 'We Could Build All Kinds of Things with Moon Concrete'

New ESA Head Wörner: 'We Could Build All Kinds of Things with Moon Concrete'

June 19, 2015, 04:36 PM

On July 1, Johann-Dietrich Wörner will become the new general director of the European Space Agency. SPIEGEL speaks with him about his dream of building a colony on the moon and the difficulties of traveling to Mars. Interview Conducted by Olaf Stampf more... Comment ]

The New Kingdom: Saudi Arabia's Contradictory Transformation

The New Kingdom: Saudi Arabia's Contradictory Transformation

June 19, 2015, 10:46 AM

During his reign, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has created a new leadership role for Saudi Arabia. But his changes are filled with contradictions -- and may only make the region more unstable. By Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]

Interview with Thomas Bach: 'We Can Only Provide Inspiration'

Interview with Thomas Bach: 'We Can Only Provide Inspiration'

June 16, 2015, 04:48 PM

Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committe, talks to SPIEGEL about anti-gay laws, Hamburg's 2024 bid and the association's limited responsibility for human rights. Interview conducted by Lukas Eberle and Maik Großekathöfer more... Comment ]

Legal Highs: Welcome to the Cannabis Revolution

Legal Highs: Welcome to the Cannabis Revolution

June 15, 2015, 06:01 PM

A new consensus is emerging that bans on cannabis are counterproductive. Across the world, countries are legalizing its use for pleasure and medical treatment -- but Germany still lags behind. By Marco Evers and Laura Höflinger more... Comment ]

Interview with Jeb Bush: 'I Admire the Fact that Germany Is On the Right Path'

Interview with Jeb Bush: 'I Admire the Fact that Germany Is On the Right Path'

June 12, 2015, 05:55 PM

Presumed Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush spoke briefly with SPIEGEL about Greece, Germany's finances and the need to supply weapons to Ukraine. Interview Conducted by Holger Stark more... Comment ]

The Worm Turns: Virus Hunter Kaspersky Becomes the Hunted

The Worm Turns: Virus Hunter Kaspersky Becomes the Hunted

June 10, 2015, 01:57 PM

The Russian IT security firm Kaspersky Lab has discovered a new, powerful cyber weapon, apparently a successor to the notorious Duqu software. But this time the virus hunter itself is a target. Now experts are scrambling to identify who's behind it. By Matthias Gebauer and Marcel Rosenbach more... Comment ]

The TTIP Gap: How a Trans-Atlantic Trade Deal Can Still Be Fixed

The TTIP Gap: How a Trans-Atlantic Trade Deal Can Still Be Fixed

June 08, 2015, 10:41 PM

The European Commission is hoping that a major trade agreement with the US will stimulate the EU economy. But many in Europe fear adverse impacts on the environment and democracy. Negotiators ought to consider a third approach. By Spiegel Staff more... Comment ]