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The Chronicle of a Long Night: Revisiting Turkey's Failed Coup Attempt

The Chronicle of a Long Night: Revisiting Turkey's Failed Coup Attempt

July 06, 2017, 07:25 PM

Almost one year ago, a coup attempt took place against Turkish President Erdogan. Even today, it remains unclear who was behind the attempt to overthrow the government. SPIEGEL reviewed numerous documents to create a chronology of events, as they happened. By Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]


The G-20's Most Important Meeting: Why We Need Trump and Putin To Get Along

The G-20's Most Important Meeting: Why We Need Trump and Putin To Get Along

July 06, 2017, 05:39 PM

On the eve of his first meeting with Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump blasted the Russian president's "destabilizing behavior." Yet history shows that global stability improves when Moscow and Washington get along. And the recipe for doing so was on full display in Paris recently. A Commentary by Dietmar Pieper more... Comment ]

Merkel and the Machos: A Risk-Filled G-20 Summit for the German Chancellor

Merkel and the Machos: A Risk-Filled G-20 Summit for the German Chancellor

July 06, 2017, 02:22 PM

This week's G-20 summit in Hamburg could provide a boost to German Chancellor Angela Merkel's campaign as she seeks re-election in September. At the same time, a trio of difficult guests -- Trump, Putin and Erdogan -- and the potential for violent protests threaten to overshadow it. By Philipp Wittrock in Berlin more... Comment ]


+++ G-20 Newsblog in English +++: A Restful Night Descends in Hamburg

+++ G-20 Newsblog in English +++: A Restful Night Descends in Hamburg

July 06, 2017, 10:07 AM

Demonstrations continued late into the night in Hamburg on Thursday, even after police prematurely dispersed the "Welcome to Hell" march earlier in the evening. Rolling coverage of the G-20 summit will continue on Friday morning. more...

The G-20 in an Unjust World: Only Radical Thinking and Action Can Tame Globalization

The G-20 in an Unjust World: Only Radical Thinking and Action Can Tame Globalization

July 05, 2017, 03:32 PM

In Hamburg this week, thousands are preparing to launch protests against the exploitation of labor, the degredation of the environment and the extremes of capitalism. To solve the world's problems, a radically new approach is necessary. By Alexander Jung more... Video | Comment ]


The Trump in the Road: Merkel Concerned G-20 Summit Could End in Fiasco

The Trump in the Road: Merkel Concerned G-20 Summit Could End in Fiasco

June 30, 2017, 07:15 PM

Ahead of the Hamburg G-20 summit, the EU trade conflict with the U.S. is threatening to escalate. Both Brussels and Washington are looking into sanctions and Chancellor Merkel is concerned that a fiasco could ensue. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Video | Comment ]

Deadly Dilemma: EU Leans on Libyan Military to Stop Migrants

Deadly Dilemma: EU Leans on Libyan Military to Stop Migrants

June 22, 2017, 01:01 PM

Summer offers perfect conditions for migrants seeking to cross the Mediterranean from North Africa to Europe. Aid organizations are trying to prevent them from drowning, but the EU has partnered with Libya to stop them. By Clemens Höges and Claas Meyer-Heuer more... Comment ]


A Preventable Tragedy: Millions Around The World Are Still Threatened with Starvation

A Preventable Tragedy: Millions Around The World Are Still Threatened with Starvation

June 22, 2017, 11:43 AM

Every ninth person on the planet suffers from hunger. The situation is so dire in some countries that 20 million people are at acute risk of death by starvation. How is this possible at a time of a global food surplus? By Bartholomäus Grill, Laura Höflinger, Katrin Kuntz, Michaela Schießl and Samiha Shafy more... Comment ]

Firing at Democracy: The Toxic State of America

Firing at Democracy: The Toxic State of America

June 16, 2017, 06:58 PM

The attack on Republican members of Congress in the United States this week is a product of America's increasingly toxic political climate. Democracy is at stake in a country where two, deeply divided sides are no longer capable of reasonable debate. A Commentary by Christoph Scheuermann in Washington, D.C. more... Comment ]


Taking Back Raqqa: Kurds Seek to Expand Reach in Northern Syria

Taking Back Raqqa: Kurds Seek to Expand Reach in Northern Syria

June 14, 2017, 05:42 PM

The offensive to take Raqqa back from Islamic State has begun. Kurdish fighters are leading the charge in the hopes of eliminating the Islamist scourge -- but they are also hoping to expand their power in northern Syria. By Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]

Climate Change: Solving the Mystery of the Arctic's Clouds

Climate Change: Solving the Mystery of the Arctic's Clouds

June 14, 2017, 11:08 AM

Climate change has been causing dramatic, accelerated changes in the Arctic. Now, a team of researchers has deployed two planes and a ship, along with advanced new technology, to take a closer look at one of its least understood causes: clouds. By Marco Evers more... Comment ]