Germany's news in English
Tue, 22 January 2019 16:17
The leaders of France and Germany on Tuesday laid out their commitment to a future joint European Army, an idea that has sparked angry reactions from US President Donald Trump.
Tue, 22 January 2019 16:03
The popularity rating of Alternative for Germany (AfD) has fallen after Germany’s intelligence agency stepped up surveillance of the party, a new poll shows.
Tue, 22 January 2019 15:40
As France and Germany signed a new friendship treaty Tuesday, they sought to debunk what they called fake news and conspiracy claims levelled by far-right nationalist groups.
Tue, 22 January 2019 11:57
A classroom is sure to have one. An office, too. Perhaps you dated one.
Tue, 22 January 2019 11:49
Drones resulted in 158 disruptions to air traffic in Germany last year - an 80 percent increase from 2017.
Mon, 17 December 2018 10:34
Berlin is changing. That's nothing new, of course, but even as integration challenges have resulted in crime in some neighborhoods, others are trying to find ways to avoid the stasis that comes with gentrification. Success is uncertain.
Mon, 10 December 2018 14:37
German Chancellor Angela Merkel wanted to hand over the leadership of the Christian Democratic Union to Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and on Friday she got her wish. But the party is deeply divided and keeping the CDU together is task No. 1.
Fri, 7 December 2018 18:00
As an executive at Bayer Leverkusen, Jonas Boldt played the role of accomplice to a trio of player agents. The case shines a spotlight on the greed pervasive in professional football. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
Fri, 30 November 2018 12:23
All eyes are on the AfD's finances following reports of large donations from Switzerland and Holland. Now, reporting has revealed that the right-wing party has enjoyed big-money support from the very beginning.
Mon, 19 November 2018 13:47
The right-wing populist party Alternative for Germany has long crowed that it is different than the "cartel parties." Now, though, it has been rocked by a far-reaching donation scandal. Party leadership may soon see a shake-up.
Thu, 10 January 2019 15:50
German multinational Bayer underestimated the risks of acquiring Monsanto. Now, the company is desperately seeking to contain the damage by selling business divisions and cutting jobs. So far, though, none of these moves have helped.
Tue, 8 January 2019 18:19
Clouds are gathering on the horizon of the global economy and the risk of a recession is growing. Many experts believe that the international banking system is unprepared and Germany has begun getting ready for the worst.
Fri, 4 January 2019 18:03
The startup world is known for being dominated by men. With The Billion Dollar Fund for Women, entrepreneur and investor Sarah Chen wants to change this by channeling $1 billion towards women-led and gender-diverse projects.
Fri, 9 November 2018 18:00
Manchester City invests millions in an African football academy. But very few of its attendees make the jump to Europe. Those that do are treated like commodities.
Fri, 9 November 2018 18:00
Football agent Pinhas Zahavi sought to free Robert Lewandowski from his contract with Bayern Munich this summer. The Israeli is one of the most influential professionals in the business. He brought Neymar to Paris, but was also involved in murky deals with underage players.
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 says that 250 million tons of the stuff will be in our oceans by 2025.
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.
Thu, 20 December 2018 19:33
Claas Relotius wrote many seemingly excellent feature stories for DER SPIEGEL, but unfortunately most of them apparently contain fabricated passages. We are sorry about what has happened and we are investigating with the requisite humility.
Thu, 20 December 2018 14:01
A DER SPIEGEL reporter committed large-scale journalistic fraud over several years. Internal clues and research have provided significant evidence against reporter Claas Relotius, who has since admitted to the falsifications and is no longer employed by DER SPIEGEL. Other media organizations may also have been affected.