Germany's news in English
Sat, 14 December 2019 05:00
This mouthful of a winter word is a favourite Christmas market activity.
Fri, 13 December 2019 17:25
Brussels asks the US government to ease their complicated tax policies that are putting 300,000 US residents in Europe in a financial squeeze
Fri, 13 December 2019 15:43
It’s bad news for tenants across Germany as experts predict the cost of renting will continue to climb next year – and not only in big cities.
Fri, 13 December 2019 15:06
Despite being the most popular holiday destination for domestic tourists, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is woefully under-visited by non-Germans. According to the Lonely Planet, 97 percent of tourists who flock to the region each year are German. If foreigners have visited, it’s most likely to have been to the seaside Stadt of Rostock and maybe to see the stunning Schloss of Schwerin, the capital. But few venture deep into the forests that cover the vast mass of the northeastern state. I spent a wintry weekend in the woods of this beautiful Bundesland to see what we have been missing out on.
Fri, 13 December 2019 11:40
Boris Johnson's resounding victory means nothing will stop Brexit now, writes columnist John Lichfield. But it's still the biggest blunder the UK has ever made and will leave the hundreds of thousands of Brits across Europe feeling like foreigners on February 1st.
Thu, 12 December 2019 12:36
Forty years ago, thieves swiped five valuable paintings from an East German museum. Now, they have finally been returned, thanks largely to the mayor of the town from which they were taken. But the mystery hasn't yet been solved.
Fri, 29 November 2019 19:05
The right-wing populist party Alternative for Germany is already embroiled in a campaign donation scandal. But documents obtained by DER SPIEGEL show that more trouble could be on the horizon due to a murky slush fund used in the party's early days.
Thu, 21 November 2019 18:41
In Germany, a radical subset of doomsday preppers is hoarding food, amassing arsenals and getting ready to kill migrants, Muslims and leftists. The German government is only just waking up to the far-right threat lurking in the scene. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
Fri, 15 November 2019 18:51
Electric automaker Tesla announced its plans to build a major factory just outside Berlin this week. The move is a major development in an industry shakeup that is causing the upheaval of the entire German automobile industry. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
Wed, 13 November 2019 21:37
German politicians and activists have been the focus of a wave of vicious, neo-Nazi threats of late, many of them signed by a new extremist group from the U.S. called the "Atomwaffen Division." Security officials in Germany are concerned.
Tue, 10 December 2019 12:04
On Wednesday, the World Trade Organization will be effectively rendered useless at the will of Donald Trump. With the United States having profited from the WTO more than most, his attacks make little sense.
Tue, 10 December 2019 11:09
American economist Daron Acemoglu is deeply concerned about the future of democracy under Donald Trump. In a DER SPIEGEL interview, he speaks about the link between economic dissatisfaction and the rise of political extremism.
Mon, 4 November 2019 20:05
Threatened by entrepreneurs in California and by Chinese upstarts, German automakers are urgently trying to find their place in a new world of robots and electric cars. BMW, Daimler, Audi and VW set the standards for a century but have now fallen behind. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
Fri, 25 October 2019 17:43
Employees at the Swedish unit of the German travel conglomerate TUI are volunteering to have a microchip implanted in their hands. The technology literally opens doors, but also raises numerous ethical questions.
Tue, 24 September 2019 13:13
Scientists believe designer viruses created in the laboratory can help the agricultural industry deal with pathogens and extreme weather. A vast experiment is currently being planned. But can the viruses be controlled?
Tue, 12 November 2019 16:34
So far, no cure has been found for Parkinson's. It is only possible to treat the symptoms. But a nurse in Scotland can smell the disease before it is diagnosed, and researchers are hoping she can help on the search for a breakthrough.
Mon, 21 October 2019 16:59
In an interview, 17-year-old American pop star Billie Eilish discusses the stress of fame, a time she feared was a never-ending black hole and the best coping mechanism.
Thu, 19 September 2019 17:28
The London-based company Sidefloor was part of the tax-evasion structure for which Lionel Messi and his father Jorge were convicted. Now it has been revealed that FC Barcelona spent years paying agent fees to this letterbox company, payments apparently destined for Jorge Messi.
Mon, 16 September 2019 16:09
Rui Pinto is the whistleblower behind Football Leaks and has been in jail in Portugal for months. In an interview, his lawyer William Bourdon talks about how his client is doing and what he is doing to get Pinto out of prison.
Thu, 12 September 2019 15:10
Why did the 14-year-old football prodigy Thierno Ballo transfer from Bayer Leverkusen to the amateur club Viktoria Köln? He was apparently parked there as part of a contract with FC Chelsea.