Germany's news in English
Tue, 18 June 2019 07:06
Berlin authorities will decide Tuesday whether to freeze rents in the booming German capital over the next five years, in what would be their latest bid to halt runaway gentrification.
Mon, 17 June 2019 17:11
Germany is not known for its sparkling customer service or friendly small talk. But is this really a bad thing? The Local's Rachel Loxton investigates.
Mon, 17 June 2019 15:32
German federal prosecutors said Monday they had taken over the murder case of a pro-migrant local city official, suggesting they suspect a far-right political motive.
Mon, 17 June 2019 14:20
Germany's comprehensive rail system can be a challenge when you use it for the first time - or even 20th. Here is our guide to German trains including tips and useful vocabulary.
Mon, 17 June 2019 14:03
This week, 66 years ago, a million Germans rose up to protest the massive, systematic changes made to their lives, impacting their ability to move freely, to work for themselves and even to worship.
Thu, 13 June 2019 12:09
Andrea Nahles had hoped to rejuvenate Germany's Social Democratic Party. But after just over a year as party chair, she threw in the towel amid an unceasing storm of criticism. What went wrong?
Fri, 7 June 2019 18:03
The brutal murder of a politician in central Germany has led to widespread speculation about the motive and the identity of the perpetrator. Some see it as retaliation for his pro-refugee stance, but investigators have their doubts.
Tue, 28 May 2019 11:52
As the end of her tenure approaches, Angela Merkel has a view of the world that couldn't be much grimmer. She sees the pillars of the world order collapsing and yet, strangely, she doesn't seem to be doing much about it.
Mon, 13 May 2019 17:30
In 2011, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the country was turning away from nuclear energy in favor of a renewable future. Since then, however, progress has been limited. Berlin has wasted billions of euros and resistance is mounting.
Thu, 9 May 2019 16:48
With the AfD now holding seats in every state parliament and in the federal parliament in Berlin, churches, unions and other organizations across Germany are wrestling with a tough question: Is it better to kick the populists out or to try to integrate them? By DER SPIEGEL Staff
Mon, 27 May 2019 15:03
Investment professionals are increasing the pressure on big corporations to do more to combat climate change. A small, but influential investor, the Church of England has become a leader in the mission to save the environment through finance.
Thu, 25 April 2019 16:19
The tiny Baltic nation of Estonia is a digital trailblazer. All public services are available online, saving the country millions of euros each year. President Kersti Kaljulaid spoke to DER SPIEGEL about Estonia's burgeoning IT industry, the free market and the perils of cyberwarfare.
Fri, 29 March 2019 18:06
Leaked internal documents from Airbus suggest corruption may have been involved in the sale of several aircraft to Egyptair in 2003. The issues raised by the documents threaten to overshadow the planned departure of CEO Thomas Enders.
Fri, 15 March 2019 23:25
Boeing has been the undisputed leader in the aviation market in recent years, with Airbus struggling to keep up. But the crashes of two Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft could invert the industry's pecking order.
Fri, 15 March 2019 18:04
An auction of Germany's 5G transmission frequencies is poised to earn the state billions and finally put the country on the digital map. But big network providers are making a fuss about certain rules and regulations -- not to mention all the American fearmongering about the Chinese.
Thu, 6 June 2019 17:27
The cruise industry is booming -- but it is incredibly damaging to the environment. Most companies rely on dirty heavy oil, but some lines are taking a different approach. Can cruise ships become sustainable?
Thu, 6 June 2019 15:49
A German blogger living in Dublin and pretending to be Jewish spread fictitious stories about her family's Holocaust history, even submitting false claims to the Yad Vashem Memorial in Jerusalem. But it was all made up.
Sat, 20 April 2019 08:16
Tim Bergling, alias Avicii, produced hits that became the soundtrack of the Instagram generation. At the age of 28, he took his own life. A year later, his family and friends look back.
Fri, 19 April 2019 18:02
As the flames shot out of the roof of Notre Dame de Paris on Monday evening, a global community of concern quickly formed. It shows that the idea of cultural heritage is much more than just a UNESCO list.
Tue, 19 February 2019 00:00
The theme of this year's Social Design Award, presented by SPIEGEL ONLINE and SPIEGEL WISSEN for the sixth time, is about how we want to live, what new forms of living there are and the architecture that is necessary to make this happen.