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Tue, 20 March 2018 17:04
Bavarian prosecutors have raided high-end carmaker BMW in a fraud probe relating to more than 11,000 vehicles they suspect were rigged to appear less polluting in regulators' tests.
Tue, 20 March 2018 16:44
The German ability to chomp down white asparagus is second to none in the entire world. Thanks to the Greeks, they don’t need to go cold turkey in the coldest months of the year.
Tue, 20 March 2018 14:51
Moving into a new place in Germany comes with various challenges. Whether it be finding the right Hausverwaltung or buying a kitchen, money and time can fly out the window if you’re not careful.
Tue, 20 March 2018 14:18
Travellers passing through the Frankfurter Hauptbahnhof on late Tuesday evening might be a bit fearful upon hearing rippling explosions in the train station. They don’t need to be afraid though, as the blasts are part of a police drill held in preparation for a potential terror attack.
Tue, 20 March 2018 12:06
Confidence among investors in Europe's largest economy Germany plunged in March, with a monthly barometer dropping to its lowest level in 18 months, reflecting fears of a transatlantic trade war.
Thu, 15 March 2018 17:09
Never before in German history have two governing parties been led by women. The country's political stability will now hinge on the relationship between Andrea Nahles and Angela Merkel. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
Mon, 5 March 2018 15:29
German intelligence officials issued warnings back in 2016 of a cyber-espionage group known as Snake. But the apparently Russian hackers behind the group were able to breach the German government nonetheless. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
Mon, 5 March 2018 11:44
With the Social Democrats having approved a new coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel, Germany finally has a government. Despite the breakthrough, however, enthusiasm is in short supply in Berlin.
Mon, 5 March 2018 11:25
In recent years, thousands of unaccompanied minors have arrived in Germany hoping to be recognized as refugees. DER SPIEGEL followed eight Afghan teenagers in a group home as they inched their way through the ups and downs of asylum process.
Fri, 2 March 2018 19:01
A major court ruling in Germany on Tuesday means that millions of diesel cars may soon be banned from city centers in the country. The verdict clearly exposes the vast failings of German policymakers over the years and their cozy relationship with the automobile industry. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
Fri, 16 March 2018 17:27
After 15 years as a professional football player, Arsenal player Per Mertesacker is hanging up his boots. Plagued by injuries and stressed by the game, he argues that it's time for people to understand its human cost.
Tue, 13 March 2018 11:24
They are one of Europe's richest families, and also extremely tight-lipped. With news of the company's potential sale, a member of the Brenninkmeijer family, which owns fashion retailer C&A, has come forward to address the rumors.
Wed, 14 February 2018 12:40
Despite a booming economy, U.S. President Donald Trump is calling for a weaker dollar, a move that threatens to jeopardize Europe's fragile economic upswing. There's very little the European Central Bank can do to fight back.
Fri, 26 January 2018 17:17
European Central Bank statistics show that wealth distribution in Germany is extremely unequal. But a new analysis by the German Institute for Economic Research shows that the situation is even worse than initially thought.
Wed, 13 December 2017 15:54
Why does Nutella in Hungary contain less cocoa than the same chocolate spread in Germany? Why do fish sticks in Prague have less fish? Eastern European are tired of being served inferior products -- and the EU is finally addressing the issue.
Wed, 14 February 2018 10:35
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.
Wed, 13 December 2017 12:12
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.
Fri, 13 October 2017 22:50
An animated reality check of the man who claims to be the greatest U.S. president ever.
Thu, 5 October 2017 13:08
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.
Wed, 19 July 2017 14:41
Community gardeners and other activists in Berlin are helping the Transition movement to take root in the German capital as part of its worldwide campaign for a sustainable society.