Frauenkirche Expert on Devastating Fire: 'Notre Dame Reconstruction Will Take Years'

Frauenkirche Expert on Devastating Fire 'Notre Dame Reconstruction Will Take Years'

The damage to Notre Dame cathedral is massive: The roof was destroyed, a spire collapsed and the stone was exposed to immense heat. What will efforts to rebuild look like? We asked one of the engineers behind the reconstruction of Dresden's Frauenkirche church. Interview Conducted by Julia Merlot more...

Hell on Earth: The Horrors of Child Prostitution in Ghana

Hell on Earth The Horrors of Child Prostitution in Ghana

More than 100,000 children in Ghana work as prostitutes. Melphia, 13, is one of them. She lives in a slum and spends her nights in hotel rooms with businessmen, police officers and, increasingly, tourists. By Sophia Bogner and Paul Hertzberg more...


Our Climate Catastrophe: The Kids Aren't Nearly Angry Enough

Our Climate Catastrophe The Kids Aren't Nearly Angry Enough

The school children who have been protesting to stop climate change every Friday have understood a basic truth: They are being betrayed. By politicians. By business leaders. And by an entire generation of denialists. A Commentary By Christian Stöcker more...

Voluntourism's Dark Side: The Scam of Fake Orphanages in Cambodia

Voluntourism's Dark Side The Scam of Fake Orphanages in Cambodia

Thousands of children in Cambodia live in orphanages even though their parents are still alive. Some of the institutions exist solely to make money from tourists. Now, efforts are being made to reunite the families, but that is easier said than done. By Vanessa Steinmetz and Maria Feck (Photos) more...


Call to Order: The British Parliament in the Age of Brexit

Call to Order The British Parliament in the Age of Brexit

The Brexit spectacle has plunged Britain into a deep crisis and turned the country's political leaders into laughing stocks. Justifiably? A closer look at the House of Commons reveals that it may be too early to pass judgment. By Jörg Schindler and Alexander Smoltczyk more... Comment ]

Brexit Forever: European Leaders Buy Time to Keep Bickering

Brexit Forever European Leaders Buy Time to Keep Bickering

This week's compromise between London and Brussels to delay the UK's exit from the European Union defused a potentially explosive situation. Now everyone can go back to pretending like they have things under control. By Peter Müller and Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]


Hide-and-Seek: How British Football Clubs Secretly Signed Youth Talent

Hide-and-Seek How British Football Clubs Secretly Signed Youth Talent

It appears that football club FC Chelsea secretly signed underage players. The development could also have direct consequences for FC Bayern Munich's recruiting efforts in Germany. By Rafael Buschmann, Nicola Naber and Christoph Winterbach more... Comment ]

'Absolutely Controlled MP': Documents Link AfD Parliamentarian To Moscow

'Absolutely Controlled MP' Documents Link AfD Parliamentarian To Moscow

Russian government emails show evidence of how Moscow is seeking to exploit the Alternative for Germany party in its propaganda war. The right-wing populists appear to be voluntary accomplices -- and a member of the federal parliament is at the center of the scandal. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more...


EU's Chief Brexit Negotiator: The Political Ambitions of Michel Barnier

EU's Chief Brexit Negotiator The Political Ambitions of Michel Barnier

One of the worst kept secrets in Brussels is that Michel Barnier's political star is rising. The EU's chief Brexit negotiator seems interested should higher office become available. By Peter Müller more... Comment ]

Beaten but Not Defeated: Islamic State Plans Next Move After Loss of 'Caliphate'

Beaten but Not Defeated Islamic State Plans Next Move After Loss of 'Caliphate'

In the desert between Iraq and Syria, mostly Kurdish forces have seized the last remaining pocket of the Islamic State's once sprawling dominion. But while the terrorists may have capitulated for now, many have gone underground to plan the next deadly phase. By Christoph Reuter more...