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'Uncertain Radiological Threat': US Navy Sailors Search for Justice after Fukushima Mission

'Uncertain Radiological Threat': US Navy Sailors Search for Justice after Fukushima Mission

February 05, 2015, 08:14 PM

In March of 2011, the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan rushed to Japan to help after the disastrous tsunami. Since then, many sailors from that ship have fallen ill, possibly as a result of exposure to radiation from the Fukushima nuclear meltdown. They will soon have their day in court. By Alexander Osang more... Comment ]


Opinion: How to Stabilize Ukraine without Playing Putin's Game

Opinion: How to Stabilize Ukraine without Playing Putin's Game

February 02, 2015, 08:06 PM

In an editorial, the head of the Munich Security Conference warns that Russian refusal to help implement the Minsk agreement may leave Western countries with no choice but to deliver defense equipment to Kiev -- and Moscow should be fully aware of the responsibility it would then carry. By Wolfgang Ischinger more... Comment ]


Opinion: The Myth of Humane Killing

Opinion: The Myth of Humane Killing

January 29, 2015, 02:57 PM

Recent events involving a controversial drug, cruel mistakes and arbitrary, last-minute decisions have exposed the United States' system of capital punishment for exactly what it is: a human rights violation unworthy of a democracy. A Commentary By Markus Feldenkirchen more... Comment ]

The Belgium Question: Why Is a Small Country Producing So Many Jihadists?

The Belgium Question: Why Is a Small Country Producing So Many Jihadists?

January 27, 2015, 06:43 PM

Relative to the size of its population, no other country in Europe sends as many young jihadists to Syria as Belgium does. But why? Some say one problem lies with the fractured nature of the country itself. By Katrin Kuntz and Gregor Peter Schmitz more... Comment ]

Source Code Similarities: Experts Unmask 'Regin' Trojan as NSA Tool

Source Code Similarities: Experts Unmask 'Regin' Trojan as NSA Tool

January 27, 2015, 01:21 PM

Just weeks ago, SPIEGEL published the source code of an NSA malware program known internally as QWERTY. Now, experts have found that it is none other than the notorious trojan Regin, used in dozens of cyber attacks around the world. By Marcel Rosenbach, Hilmar Schmundt and Christian Stöcker more... Comment ]

Rising Anti-Semitism: Increasing Numbers of French Jews Moving to Israel

Rising Anti-Semitism: Increasing Numbers of French Jews Moving to Israel

January 26, 2015, 04:44 PM

Following the recent terror attacks in France, more French Jews than ever before are planning on emigrating to Israel. Life there is expensive and far from perfect, but anti-Semitism in Europe, say many, is becoming intolerable. By Nicola Abé and Julia Amalia Heyer in Tel Aviv and Paris more... Comment ]

Ex-FBI Official: 'We Left Our Most Important Prisoners To Amateurs'

Ex-FBI Official: 'We Left Our Most Important Prisoners To Amateurs'

January 23, 2015, 04:06 PM

Former FBI agent Ali Soufan was one of the first to interrogate terror suspects at Guantanamo. He later left the prison and criticized torture methods used by the CIA. He accuses the government of turning interrogations of inmates over to outsourced amateurs. more... Comment ]

Guantanamo Prisoner Diary: 'We're Gonna Teach You About Great American Sex'

Guantanamo Prisoner Diary: 'We're Gonna Teach You About Great American Sex'

January 20, 2015, 02:55 PM

Mauritanian national Mohamedou Ould Slahi has been held at Guantanamo for 12 years now without trial and despite a dearth of evidence. A diary he kept of his torture is now being published around the world. SPIEGEL presents some excerpts. By Britta Sandberg more... Comment ]

Terror from the Fringes: Searching for Answers in the "Charlie Hebdo" Attacks

Terror from the Fringes: Searching for Answers in the "Charlie Hebdo" Attacks

January 19, 2015, 07:36 PM

How did three, seemingly normal sons of immigrant families turn into radicalized and vicious murderers? SPIEGEL went to Paris to find out. The resulting image is one of an identity search gone horribly wrong. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

The Digital Arms Race: NSA Preps America for Future Battle

The Digital Arms Race: NSA Preps America for Future Battle

January 17, 2015, 05:07 PM

The NSA's mass surveillance is just the beginning. Documents from Edward Snowden show that the intelligence agency is arming America for future digital wars -- a struggle for control of the Internet that is already well underway. By Jacob Appelbaum, Aaron Gibson, Claudio Guarnieri, Andy Müller-Maguhn, Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach, Leif Ryge, Hilmar Schmundt and Michael Sontheimer more... Comment ]