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Timeout for Football Leaks: Whistleblowers Take Six Month Break

Timeout for Football Leaks: Whistleblowers Take Six Month Break

May 07, 2016, 12:49 PM

The revelations exposed by soccer whistleblowing platform Football Leaks have provided tips for prosecutors and tax inspectors alike. Overwhelmed by a massive trove of data, the group says it will now take a break. By Rafael Buschmann more... Comment ]


The TTIPing Point: Protests Threaten Trans-Atlantic Trade Deal

The TTIPing Point: Protests Threaten Trans-Atlantic Trade Deal

May 06, 2016, 07:34 PM

An unprecedented protest movement of a scope not seen since the Iraq war in Germany has pushed negotiations over the TTIP trans-Atlantic free trade agreement to the brink of collapse. The demonstrations are characterized by a level of professionalism not previously seen. By Dinah Deckstein, Simone Salden and Michaela Schießl more... Comment ]


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

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

April 29, 2016, 06:38 PM

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 ]

Strategy of Terror: The Suicide Bombing Girls of Boko Haram

Strategy of Terror: The Suicide Bombing Girls of Boko Haram

April 29, 2016, 11:31 AM

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?

April 26, 2016, 12:45 PM

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

April 25, 2016, 07:40 PM

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'

April 25, 2016, 12:11 PM

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

April 22, 2016, 06:00 PM

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?

April 20, 2016, 03:53 PM

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'

April 18, 2016, 06:00 PM

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'

April 18, 2016, 12:44 PM

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 ]