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"He Said: 'Save My Life'": Pamela Anderson Discusses Her Visit with Julian Assange

"He Said: 'Save My Life'": Pamela Anderson Discusses Her Visit with Julian Assange

May 13, 2019, 01:57 PM

Canadian actress Pamela Anderson, a friend of Julian Assange, recently visited the WikiLeaks founder in prison in Britain. In an interview, she reports on his condition and his fight against extradition to the United States, where he could face additional charges. Interview Conducted By Michael Sontheimer more...


Rising Tensions: Trump's Iran Escalation Poses a Threat for Germany

Rising Tensions: Trump's Iran Escalation Poses a Threat for Germany

May 10, 2019, 08:07 PM

The U.S. under Donald Trump is exacerbating tensions with Iran, leading many to fear war may be just around the corner. Any military conflict would have dire consequences for Europe, but the Americans remain undeterred. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Terror Group Boko Haram: The Suicide Bomber Who Survived

Terror Group Boko Haram: The Suicide Bomber Who Survived

May 10, 2019, 12:34 PM

Halima was supposed to die at a market in Chad. And her mission was to take as many people as possible with her -- a mission forced upon her by the terror group Boko Haram. But she survived, and the 20-year-old is now learning how to live again. By Till Mayer in Bol, Chad more...


The AfD Dilemma: Germany Struggles to Find Right Approach to Populists

The AfD Dilemma: Germany Struggles to Find Right Approach to Populists

May 09, 2019, 04:48 PM

With the AfD now holding seats in every state parliament and in the federal parliament in Berlin, churches, unions and other organizations across Germany are wrestling with a tough question: Is it better to kick the populists out or to try to integrate them? By DER SPIEGEL Staff more...

Hell on Earth: Refugees Suffer as Libya's Civil War Rages On

Hell on Earth: Refugees Suffer as Libya's Civil War Rages On

May 09, 2019, 11:56 AM

As Libya descends into a bloody civil war, thousands of refugees are trapped in the crossfire. Some are forced to fight as mercenaries, while others are systematically raped, tortured or sold as slaves. One Italian is helping them tell their stories. By Fiona Ehlers and Katrin Kuntz more...


A Nazi Critic and a Gestapo Spy: 'You Can't Report Your Own Father!'

A Nazi Critic and a Gestapo Spy: 'You Can't Report Your Own Father!'

May 08, 2019, 02:44 PM

The Gestapo spy Paul Reckzeh denounced a group of Nazi critics in Berlin and two of them were executed. Irmgard Ruppel was the last survivor of the group, and in an interview five decades later, she told the story of what happened. Interview Conducted by Marianne Wellershoff more...

The Anti-Environment Party: AfD Hopes to Win Votes by Opposing Climate Protection

The Anti-Environment Party: AfD Hopes to Win Votes by Opposing Climate Protection

May 06, 2019, 12:22 PM

German populists are adopting climate change denialism as a new campaign strategy. The far-right Alternative for Germany party has begun directing its unscientific claims at global warming activists like 16-year-old Greta Thunberg and says it wants to be the party that "saves diesel." By Vera Deleja-Hotko, Ann-Katrin Müller and Gerald Traufetter more...


Interview with WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief: 'Everything Was Done To Make Julian Assange's Life Miserable'

Interview with WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief: 'Everything Was Done To Make Julian Assange's Life Miserable'

May 03, 2019, 04:20 PM

In his first interview since Julian Assange's arrest, WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Kristinn Hrafnsson discusses the "disgraceful" detention of the platform's founder, criticism of its links to Russia and what he describes as the "appalling" treatment of Chelsea Manning. Interview Conducted By Martin Knobbe and Michael Sontheimer more...

Giving Birth in India: 'The Women Here Are Afraid'

Giving Birth in India: 'The Women Here Are Afraid'

May 02, 2019, 04:08 PM

Every year, 32,000 women in India die as a result of pregnancy or childbirth. To reduce that number, the government plans to begin training midwives. A visit to a maternity ward in Hyderabad shows the difference they can make. By Fiona Weber-Steinhaus and Julia Wadhawan (text) and Saumya Khandelwal (photos) more...


The China Question: Time to Find a New Approach to Beijing

The China Question: Time to Find a New Approach to Beijing

April 30, 2019, 01:06 PM

China's Silk Road Summit was a clear demonstration of the country's political and economic heft. But with three major historical anniversaries approaching for the country, it is time for the West to fundamentally rethink its relations with Beijing. By Bernhard Zand more...