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  • Targeting Terrorists: Germany's Dilemma in Dealing with Islamist Threats

    Thu, 23 March 2017 12:13

    German police believe there are 602 Islamists living in the country who could be capable of perpetrating a terrorist attack. Politicians want to crack down on possible extremists, but many of the measures under consideration are ineffective or legally dubious. By SPIEGEL Staff

  • Interview with German Intelligence Chief: 'Coup in Turkey Was Just a Welcome Pretext'

    Mon, 20 March 2017 18:10

    German intelligence doesn't buy Turkish President Erdogan's claims that last year's coup attempt was backed by the Gülen movement. BND chief Bruno Kahl, 54, speaks with SPIEGEL about Turkey, possible Russian interference in German elections and what to expect from Islamic State.

  • Erdogan and His Followers: Turkish Referendum Casts Dark Shadow over Germany

    Tue, 14 March 2017 17:07

    Turkey is divided ahead of a key constitutional referendum to grant President Erdogan more power. So too is Germany's Turkish population. Officials are concerned that violence could be the result while ordinary Germans are unable to understand how anyone could support Erdogan. By SPIEGEL Staff

  • Germany's Deportation Lottery: Migrants' Fate a Game of Chance

    Thu, 9 March 2017 12:38

    Because the deportation of rejected asylum-seekers from Germany is the responsibility of the states, a highly arbitrary system not unlike a lottery. For the close to a half-million people expected to receive orders to be deported this year, whether they must leave or not may depend on where they live. By SPIEGEL Staff

  • Security Holes: German Parties and Ministries Vulnerable To Hacking Attacks

    Mon, 6 March 2017 19:09

    Politicians in Germany are warning about the threat of hacking attacks, but when it comes to their own data, many are too careless. SPIEGEL reporting has determined that some German political parties are failing to take advice from the country's information security authority seriously enough.



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.

  • PEDs on the Pitch: The Lie of Drug-Free Football

    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.

  • 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.


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