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

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

April 05, 2019, 09:21 PM

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 ]


UK in Disarray : Amid Brexit Chaos, Theresa May's Conservative Party Implodes

UK in Disarray : Amid Brexit Chaos, Theresa May's Conservative Party Implodes

April 05, 2019, 06:06 PM

The Conservative Party was once seen as Europe's best-oiled political machine. But Brexit and Theresa May have turned it into a smoldering wreck. Now, the party faces the dire prospect of EU elections. By Jörg Schindler more...

Playing with Fire: Talk of Shifting Kosovo's Borders Sparks Concern

Playing with Fire: Talk of Shifting Kosovo's Borders Sparks Concern

April 05, 2019, 04:15 PM

Twenty years after the end of NATO's intervention in the Balkans, the relationship between Serbia and its former province of Kosovo remains tense. Senior figures are talking about shifting Kosovar borders, setting a potentially dangerous precedent. By Walter Mayr more...


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'

April 04, 2019, 11:08 AM

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...

A Precarious Alliance: Patience Wears Thin with Germany's NATO Spending

A Precarious Alliance: Patience Wears Thin with Germany's NATO Spending

April 02, 2019, 07:38 PM

As NATO prepares to celebrate its 70th anniversary, the most successful military alliance in history finds itself in the throes of an existential crisis. The unfulfillled promises of some member countries -- in particular Germany -- to spend more on defense threaten to tear the block apart. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more...


Interview with NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg: The U.S. and President Trump 'Are 100 Percent Behind' Us

Interview with NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg: The U.S. and President Trump 'Are 100 Percent Behind' Us

April 02, 2019, 11:37 AM

In an interview, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discusses recent tensions between the Trump administration and its European partners in the alliance, Germany's military spending and what China's growing military power means for the trans-Atlantic community. Interview Conducted By Peter Müller and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

Interview with Sir David Attenborough: 'Collecting Memories Isn't the Same as Collecting Ammonites'

Interview with Sir David Attenborough: 'Collecting Memories Isn't the Same as Collecting Ammonites'

April 01, 2019, 05:58 PM

Sir David Attenborough has long been a household name for his landmark nature documentaries for the BBC. Now, his Netflix series "Our Planet" is starting on April 5. In a DER SPIEGEL interview, he speaks of his passion for collecting, joking with the queen and how to approach male gorillas. Interview Conducted by Hauke Goos and Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]


'I'm Just Being Me': British House Speaker Bercow on His Brexit Role

'I'm Just Being Me': British House Speaker Bercow on His Brexit Role

April 01, 2019, 12:13 PM

He has become legendary with his calls for "order! orderrr!" In an interview, John Bercow, the speaker of Britain's House of Commons, discusses the never-ending Brexit drama and his good luck that people holding his position are no longer subjected to beheadings. Interview Conducted By Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]

France's Golden Boy Learns How to Fight: Macron Debates His Way Out of The Yellow-Vest Crisis

France's Golden Boy Learns How to Fight: Macron Debates His Way Out of The Yellow-Vest Crisis

March 29, 2019, 06:48 PM

When faced with the anger of the yellow-vests movement, French President Emmanuel Macron was almost taken down by his own hubris. Now he has emerged from the crisis with a new fighting spirit, marking a turning point for him -- and for the country. By Julia Amalia Heyer more...


Corrupt Egyptair Deal: Suspicions of Bribery Cast Shadow Over Airbus

Corrupt Egyptair Deal: Suspicions of Bribery Cast Shadow Over Airbus

March 29, 2019, 06:06 PM

Leaked internal documents from Airbus suggest corruption may have been involved in the sale of several aircraft to Egyptair in 2003. The issues raised by the documents threaten to overshadow the planned departure of CEO Thomas Enders. By Sven Becker, Michael Sontheimer and Gerald Traufetter more...