'Special Advisers': Investigators Target Illicit Trade in Diplomatic Passports

'Special Advisers': Investigators Target Illicit Trade in Diplomatic Passports

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 13, 2019

Several Germans have managed to procure diplomatic passports from African countries, including former tennis star Boris Becker and figures with criminal histories. Now authorities are investigating a suspected network of intermediaries. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more...

Murder in Frankfurt: The Struggle to Find Answers to Random Crime

Murder in Frankfurt: The Struggle to Find Answers to Random Crime

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 02, 2019

On Monday, an eight-year-old boy got pushed in front of a train in Frankfurt and died. The crime has horrified the entire country and right-wing populists have sought to instrumentalize it. But can such acts of violence really be prevented? By DER SPIEGEL Staff more...


Right-Wing Extremism? The Puzzling Murder of a German Politician

Right-Wing Extremism? The Puzzling Murder of a German Politician

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 07, 2019

The brutal murder of a politician in central Germany has led to widespread speculation about the motive and the identity of the perpetrator. Some see it as retaliation for his pro-refugee stance, but investigators have their doubts. By Matthias Bartsch, Veronika Völlinger and Steffen Winter more... Comment ]

Babylon Berlin: The German Capital at a Crossroads

Babylon Berlin: The German Capital at a Crossroads

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 17, 2018

Berlin is changing. That's nothing new, of course, but even as integration challenges have resulted in crime in some neighborhoods, others are trying to find ways to avoid the stasis that comes with gentrification. Success is uncertain. By Lars-Olav Beier, Hilmar Schmundt and Volker Weidermann more... Comment ]


Former FBI Agent on Saudi Crown Prince: 'He Wanted to Send a Message'

Former FBI Agent on Saudi Crown Prince: 'He Wanted to Send a Message'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 20, 2018

Why would someone want Saudi Arabian Jamal Khashoggi dead? The former FBI agent Ali Soufan says that the journalist posed a threat to the House of Saud. Interview Conducted by Britta Sandberg more... Comment ]

Death on the Bosphorus: How an Apparent Saudi Hit Job Has Shaken the World

Death on the Bosphorus: How an Apparent Saudi Hit Job Has Shaken the World

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 20, 2018

A gruesome crime has quickly turned into a crisis in international relations: Saudi agents acting on behalf of the crown prince are thought to have dismembered a prominent opposition journalist. The West is disgusted and U.S. President Donald Trump finds himself in a tight spot. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Trumping Trump: The Truth About German Crime Statistics

Trumping Trump: The Truth About German Crime Statistics

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 20, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted that the German crime rate had risen by 10 percent because of refugees in the country. He's wrong. We took a closer look at just how wrong. By Philipp Seibt more... Comment ]

Migrant Crime in Germany: The Lost Sons of North Africa

Migrant Crime in Germany: The Lost Sons of North Africa

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 09, 2017

Thousands of young men from North Africa come to Germany every year and many of them, like Samir, fall afoul of the law. Officials would like to accelerate the deportation process, but the criminals aren't welcome back home either. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


The Death of an Ideal: Killing in Germany Triggers Fresh Refugee Debate

The Death of an Ideal: Killing in Germany Triggers Fresh Refugee Debate

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 14, 2016

The recent rape and murder of a student in the bucolic university town of Freiburg, Germany, has shaken a city that welcomed refugees with open arms. As it emerges that a young Afghan man may have been the killer, a national debate on migrants is unfolding. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

A Country on Tenterhooks: Germans Wonder If Terror Can Be Prevented

A Country on Tenterhooks: Germans Wonder If Terror Can Be Prevented

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 01, 2016

Following the attacks in Munich, Würzburg and Ansbach, many are asking how the violence can be stopped. There is an answer to this question, but will it be heard in these turbulent times? By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]