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Social Design Award 2018: The Final Dash in Our Readers' Competition!

Social Design Award 2018: The Final Dash in Our Readers' Competition!

August 28, 2018, 04:43 PM

Joint activities, joint projects and improved cooperation: SPIEGEL ONLINE and SPIEGEL WISSEN are looking for the best ideas for creating a vibrant neighborhood. Send us your proposal by August 31! By Marianne Wellershoff more...


Hamburg Refugee Helper: 'Integration Cannot Succeed Like This'

Hamburg Refugee Helper: 'Integration Cannot Succeed Like This'

July 16, 2018, 04:52 PM

Christine Simon-Noll is active helping refugees in Hamburg's HafenCity neighborhood. She says it is getting much tougher to find volunteers. In an interview, she outlines what needs to happen in order to ensure successful integration. Interview Conducted by Marianne Wellershoff more... Comment ]

'There Was No Crash': Flight Investigator Claims Murder-Suicide on MH370

'There Was No Crash': Flight Investigator Claims Murder-Suicide on MH370

May 30, 2018, 10:17 AM

Canadian accident investigator Larry Vance claims to have solved the mystery of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. In an interview, he explains why he believes the plane's captain deliberately ditched the aircraft. Interview Conducted By Marco Evers more... Comment ]


'He Calls Me Arthur and I Call Him Sir': Forty Years with Britain's Royals

'He Calls Me Arthur and I Call Him Sir': Forty Years with Britain's Royals

May 17, 2018, 03:54 PM

Arthur Edwards has spent over 40 years photographing the royal family for Britain's Sun newspaper. In an interview, he talks about his experiences and Prince Harry's wedding this weekend. Interview Conducted by Hauke Goos and Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]

Nobel Ignominy: Literature, Lust and Lies at the Swedish Academy

Nobel Ignominy: Literature, Lust and Lies at the Swedish Academy

May 17, 2018, 01:13 PM

The Swedish Academy will not be awarding a Nobel prize in literature this year. And a closer look at the swamp of scandal in Stockholm raises doubts as to whether it can ever be rehabilitated. By Georg Diez more... Comment ]


Political Poison: The Fraught Cold War History of Novichok

Political Poison: The Fraught Cold War History of Novichok

April 25, 2018, 02:49 PM

The attack on former spy Sergei Skripal thrust the nerve agent Novichok into the spotlight. For many, it was the first time they had heard of the poison, but it has long been a bone of contention between Moscow and the West. By Klaus Wiegrefe more... Comment ]

Rail Suicide: A Train Driver's Struggle to Return to the Tracks

Rail Suicide: A Train Driver's Struggle to Return to the Tracks

February 14, 2018, 10:35 AM

Each year in Germany, 800 people throw themselves in front of speeding trains, transforming the drivers into involuntary killers. Stephan Kniest has run over four people so far in his career - and fears that a fifth could do him in. By Hauke Goos more... Comment ]


From the Editors: The Audio of DER SPIEGEL's Interview with Morrissey

From the Editors: The Audio of DER SPIEGEL's Interview with Morrissey

December 13, 2017, 12:12 PM

British pop singer Morrissey has accused DER SPIEGEL of falsely quoting him in a recently published interview. The magazine stands behind its reporting and has made the decision to post the audio online in response. more...

Trump vs. Reality IV: 'Take a Knee!'

Trump vs. Reality IV: 'Take a Knee!'

October 13, 2017, 10:50 PM

An animated reality check of the man who claims to be the greatest U.S. president ever. more... Video ]


Greener Living: Vote for Your Favorite Urban Oases

Greener Living: Vote for Your Favorite Urban Oases

October 05, 2017, 01:08 PM

How do we want to live in the future? The Social Design Award has selected a shortlist of urban development projects focusing on plants in the city. Now it's your turn to decide which finalist will receive the 2,500-euro audience award. By Marianne Wellershoff more...