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Fri, 19 April 2019 12:07
German Whatsapp users are spreading pro-Nazi propaganda through stickers, emojis and chain letters, sidestepping a law that makes public displays of swastikas and Nazi imagery illegal in Germany, a new report has found.
Fri, 19 April 2019 05:45
The majority of states in Germany have a ban on dancing in public on Good Friday, and even Berlin will be a dance-free zone for most of the day out of respect for the religious holiday.
Fri, 19 April 2019 05:07
As we get closer to the Easter weekend, let’s have a look at today’s word of the day, which describes a sad time when Christians look back and remember.
Thu, 18 April 2019 17:06
Assisting suicide as a service, whether or not money is received for it, has been a punishable offence in Germany for a good three years now. Now the country's highest court is hearing why the ban should be repealed.
Thu, 18 April 2019 16:47
These cute bunny shaped strudels are a super fun idea for your Easter celebration.
Fri, 12 April 2019 10:48
Russian government emails show evidence of how Moscow is seeking to exploit the Alternative for Germany party in its propaganda war. The right-wing populists appear to be voluntary accomplices -- and a member of the federal parliament is at the center of the scandal. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
Tue, 2 April 2019 19:38
As NATO prepares to celebrate its 70th anniversary, the most successful military alliance in history finds itself in the throes of an existential crisis. The unfulfillled promises of some member countries -- in particular Germany -- to spend more on defense threaten to tear the block apart. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
Tue, 19 March 2019 13:49
Luisa Neubauer, the German face of the global movement spurred by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, debates the student climate strikes with German Economics Minister Peter Altmaier.
Fri, 15 March 2019 16:19
Angela Merkel has led the current grand coalition government in Berlin for a year now. There has been considerable speculation recently that she may not last through her fourth term. But there is more to suggest she will remain in office than step down.
Tue, 12 March 2019 12:37
As Germany tries to crack down on rejected asylum-seekers and criminal refugees, its civil servants are constrained by the limits of a dysfunctional system. Whether refugee, police officer or office clerk, almost everyone involved has something to complain about. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
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.
Wed, 27 February 2019 13:16
Porsche is trying to reinvent itself in the wake of Germany's diesel-emissions scandal by turning itself into an environmentally friendly sports-car company. It's a billion-euro bet with enormous possibilities -- and enormous risk.
Fri, 22 February 2019 18:03
Young English football star Jadon Sancho is electrifying the Bundesliga, Germany's top league. Manchester City spent years trying to secure the player for the long term, even apparently resorting to irregular payments. But he landed in Germany nonetheless.
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.
Thu, 24 January 2019 17:10
The quest for mountain adventures is constantly growing -- sometimes becoming so irresistible that tourists ignore weather and avalanche warnings. Mountain rescuers risk their lives to save them, but they often only return with dead bodies.
Tue, 22 January 2019 09:40
Microplastics are everywhere, but nobody really knows what dangers they might present once they enter the human body. British toxicologist Rosemary Waring warns our oceans will be inundated with the stuff.
Mon, 7 January 2019 15:13
Astronomer Avi Loeb believes that the interstellar object dubbed 'Oumuamua could actually be a probe sent by alien beings. Given the evidence that has so far been gathered, he says, it is a possible conclusion to draw.
Fri, 21 December 2018 10:51
Claas Relotius, the DER SPIEGEL journalist outed this week for churning out fraudulent stories, wrote for the magazine about the U.S. town of Fergus Falls. Two locals fact-checked his reporting, and their verdict is devastating -- a perfect example of how DER SPIEGEL's editorial safeguards failed.