Germany's news in English
Thu, 19 October 2017 17:22
Goldman Sachs chief executive Lloyd Blankfein took to Twitter Thursday to tout Frankfurt's "great" weather among other attributes, but stopped short of naming the German city as a post-Brexit headquarters.
Thu, 19 October 2017 17:19
Trance music pioneer Paul van Dyk had hoisted himself onto an elevated ridge of the stage to greet the cheering crowd. He waved and took a stroll - and plunged into an abyss.
Thu, 19 October 2017 16:28
A field hamster has chosen a building site in Euerbach in Bavaria to be its winter hibernation spot. Although a seemingly harmless occurrence, this means that building of a bypass has to be delayed until next spring.
Thu, 19 October 2017 14:13
A 31-year-old man was found guilty of rape by a court in Bonn on Thursday and was sentenced to eleven and a half years in custody.
Thu, 19 October 2017 13:45
German industrial conglomerate Siemens plans to slash thousands of jobs in its power and gas division hit by a drop in orders, a German magazine report said on Thursday.
Wed, 18 October 2017 11:04
Angela Merkel's response to the rise of the far-right AfD is to shift her party further to the left and position herself as the social conscience of the new coalition. But within her party, many have doubts about the strategy.
Thu, 12 October 2017 16:08
When he first announced his candidacy, ex-European Parliament President Martin Schulz rocketed upward in the opinion polls. But his slide was just as dramatic. DER SPIEGEL was with him throughout and provides a unique look from the inside of his doomed effort to unseat Angela Merkel.
Fri, 29 September 2017 18:12
With the Social Democrats uninterested in governing with Angela Merkel again, the chancellor is faced with the prospect of assembling a coalition involving four different political parties. The challenges are significant. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
Tue, 26 September 2017 18:30
The populist Alternative for Germany will soon be entering the country's parliament. It's a breakthrough for the far-right and the end of an era. The question now is whether lawmakers should sideline them -- or will that just make a difficult situation worse? BY DER SPIEGEL Staff
Mon, 25 September 2017 19:39
Angela Merkel may have been re-elected to a fourth term in office, but the chancellor faces a tough road ahead: Significant setbacks for her conservatives combined with a strong right-wing populist showing and what promises to be an unwieldy governing coalition will test the country's political resilience. BY DER SPIEGEL Staff
Thu, 19 October 2017 18:23
In the Airbus corruption scandal, CEO Airbus has pointed the finger at a Paris-based sales division. But according to information obtained by DER SPIEGEL, he authorized an 80-million-euro severance package for the former head of that division, Jean-Paul Gut.
Mon, 9 October 2017 11:47
A potentially vast corruption scandal threatens to overrun Airbus, with a Paris-based sales group suspected of having paid bribes around the world. German CEO Tom Enders is leading the clean-up effort, but documents reveal that he might not be as spotless as he claims. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
Fri, 15 September 2017 20:29
BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen have been struggling to adapt to the advent of the electric car, held back by conservatism and internal challenges. Now, Tesla is making inroads in Germany -- and the country's automakers face an uncertain future.
Thu, 20 July 2017 13:01
The health care sector is facing a far-reaching and unpredictable revolution. Smartphones are capable of replacing many devices that have become standard in medical practices and some apps will soon be able to provide diagnoses as well. Patients are becoming less reliant on doctors.
Wed, 28 June 2017 12:59
Asian investors are buying into European football clubs, bringing money, new players and hope along with them. But some are engaged in match-fixing, manipulating games and earning millions off crooked bets. They have already infiltrated a number of teams.
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.
Wed, 19 April 2017 15:39
An American woman goes to the police in Las Vegas. She claims she has been raped by an athlete: global football star Cristiano Ronaldo. What really happened has never been resolved because lawyers settled the case with a payment of $375,000 by the Real Madrid star. By SPIEGEL Staff
Mon, 3 April 2017 10:40
In 1938, an SS expedition led by German zoologist Ernst Schäfer trekked to Tibet, returning with priceless animal specimens. Many believe they had actually been sent to search for a lost Aryan race, but a new book argues that the truth is more complicated.
Fri, 17 March 2017 18:02
It is often said that taking performance enhancing drugs makes no sense for soccer players. Then why do so many do so? An internal list from the World Anti-Doping Agency reveals the substances players have been caught using. And shows that football officials seek to play down the issue.