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  • 'Rearmament Spiral': A German Clash over Trump's NATO Demands

    Fri, 24 February 2017 18:00

    U.S. President Donald Trump's demand that NATO member states pay their fair share has turned into a political hot potato ahead of German elections later this year. But the debate ignores a salient fact: The German military is in a terrible state.

  • SPIEGEL Exclusive: Documents Indicate Germany Spied on Foreign Journalists

    Fri, 24 February 2017 18:00

    Germany's foreign intelligence agency, the BND, apparently spied on large numbers of foreign journalists overseas over the course of several years, including employees of the BBC, Reuters and the New York Times. Critics see a massive violation of press freedoms.

  • Schulz versus Merkel: The Revitalization of Democracy in Germany

    Thu, 16 February 2017 16:21

    The surprise news that former European Parliament president Martin Schulz will run against Angela Merkel to become Germany's next chancellor has rekindled interest in politics in the country. After two lackluster elections in 2009 and 2013, it also fosters new hope for a liberal democracy in crisis.

  • Climate Change in Germany: Merkel Might Lose After All

    Tue, 14 February 2017 15:48

    With just six months until Germans go to the polls, Angela Merkel's re-election is looking less certain by the week. Martin Schulz is a dangerous adversary and his Social Democrats are full of the kind of enthusiasm that the chancellor's party lacks. By SPIEGEL Staff

  • 'Achilles Heel': Merkel's Conservatives Divided as Campaign Begins

    Thu, 9 February 2017 19:39

    With the Social Democrats surging in the polls after choosing Martin Schulz as their candidate for chancellor, the German election campaign has begun. But Chancellor Merkel's conservatives are deeply divided -- and trying in vain to paper over their differences.



SPIEGEL ONLINE - International

SPIEGEL ONLINE Daily news, analysis and opinion from Europe's leading newsmagazine and Germany's top news Web site.

  • Neo-Nationalism in the U.S. and UK: Germany Prepares for Coming Tax Battle

    Wed, 15 February 2017 16:14

    Ahead of the G-20 meeting in Baden-Baden in mid-March, threats from the U.S. and Britain to discard the international tax framework promise to dominate discussion. Germany is already planning countermeasures.

  • The Electric Shock: E-Mobility Gets Existential for German Carmakers

    Sat, 21 January 2017 00:00

    The automobile of the future drives autonomously and runs on batteries. Daimler, VW and BMW, which have waited dangerously long to join the trend, are on the verge of the biggest upheaval in their history. Can the reboot succeed?

  • Football Leaks Money Trail: The Profligate, Profitable World of Sports Agents

    Fri, 16 December 2016 10:05

    With massive amounts of money flowing into professional football, sports agents are making a killing. They cash in on colossal commissions and the money often ends up in tax havens like the British Virgin Islands. By SPIEGEL Staff

  • Unchained: The Man Behind Football Leaks

    Mon, 12 December 2016 12:47

    Where did the largest leak in the history of sports come from? An encounter with the man who exposed the tax tricks and murky business practices inside the business of football. By SPIEGEL Staff

  • Shell Game: Ronaldo, Mourinho and the Paper Trail to the Caribbean

    Fri, 9 December 2016 18:14

    They are at the pinnacle of the sport, but Cristiano Ronaldo and José Mourinho have also proven to be magicians off the pitch as well -- when it comes to their dealings with tax authorities. They both used shell companies in the Caribbean to collect their marketing earnings. By SPIEGEL Staff



SPIEGEL ONLINE - International

SPIEGEL ONLINE Daily news, analysis and opinion from Europe's leading newsmagazine and Germany's top news Web site.

  • Interview with Exiled Iranian Empress Pahlavi: 'We Wanted to Create Progress in Iran'

    Wed, 22 February 2017 12:38

    The collection of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art was to be shown in Berlin in December, but Iranian officials declined permission to send the artworks out of the country. SPIEGEL spoke with former Empress Farah Pahlavi, who assembled the collection in the 1970s. She's been living in exile for 38 years.

  • The Fascism Test: How Much Mussolini Is There in Donald Trump?

    Thu, 24 November 2016 10:07

    Can Donald Trump be called a fascist? His political rhetoric makes it tempting to lump him into that category. That, though, wouldn't be helpful.

  • SPIEGEL Interview with Architect Herzog: The Striking New Face of Hamburg

    Wed, 2 November 2016 16:48

    Architect Jacques Herzog has designed dozens of buildings together with his partner Pierre de Meuron. But his most controversial project to date, the Elbphilharmonie, is about to open in Hamburg. SPIEGEL spoke with Herzog about what the building's importance to the city.

  • Interview with Rafael Nadal: 'Tennis Is a Lesson in Self-Control'

    Thu, 20 October 2016 13:51

    Tennis star Rafael Nadal has won 14 Grand Slam tournaments and is still a force to be reckoned with. Recently, he opened a tennis academy to train the next generation of players. SPIEGEL spoke with him about the academy, the modern game and his plans for the future.

  • Short List for the Social Design Award: We Want to Know What You Think!

    Thu, 13 October 2016 17:50

    With this year's Social Design Award, given out by SPIEGEL ONLINE and SPIEGEL WISSEN, we sought out inspiring ideas for improving our streets. The submissions have now been narrowed down to a short list of the 10 best entries -- and now it's time for SPIEGEL ONLINE readers to vote for the one that will take home the audience prize.


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