Germany's news in English
Fri, 23 August 2019 16:20
After historic heat waves in June and July, there will be no cooling of temperatures at the end of August.
Fri, 23 August 2019 15:37
No, this is not the German version of the French word “perdu” (“lost”).It means something entirely different.
Fri, 23 August 2019 12:34
If you're not following Germany's top football league, you're missing out on a big part of Deutsche Kultur. Follow our seven-step guide to find a German club that will get you cheering.
Fri, 23 August 2019 11:53
Gamers at the industry's biggest fair in Europe have taken aim at US President Donald Trump's assertions that violence in video games was partly to blame for recent mass shootings.
Fri, 23 August 2019 10:08
Bielefeld, in the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, is offering the large sum to anyone who can provide proof of its non-existence.
Thu, 22 August 2019 14:06
Chancellor Angela Merkel is still clinging to her policy of a balanced budget, but it is becoming increasingly clear that Germany's economic downturn could soon usher in a return to deficit spending. Government ministries are already signaling a willingness to abandoned years of cautious fiscal policy.
Wed, 21 August 2019 12:38
Never since the founding of postwar Germany have relations between Berlin and the United States been as fragile as they are today. There is virtual radio silence between Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Donald Trump and U.S. Ambassador Richard Grenell is doing more to agitate the situation than to mediate.
Fri, 2 August 2019 18:01
On Monday, an eight-year-old boy got pushed in front of a train in Frankfurt and died. The crime has horrified the entire country and right-wing populists have sought to instrumentalize it. But can such acts of violence really be prevented? By DER SPIEGEL Staff
Mon, 29 July 2019 18:18
With elections looming in three former East German states this fall, many leading politicians see rapprochement with Russia as a winning campaign strategy. But this perspective puts them in direct confrontation with Chancellor Angela Merkel's government in Berlin.
Fri, 26 July 2019 09:43
In Germany, the debate is growing in conservative political circles as to whether it should prohibit Chinese network equipment provider Huawei from helping to build the country's 5G network. But at the moment, Berlin doesn't really have any other choice.
Fri, 23 August 2019 18:20
Although the United States fits the definition of a tax haven, EU officials in Brussels are weary of publicly shaming it on a "black list" of countries that allow companies to avoid taxes. Given Trump's harsh rhetoric, the Europeans are worried about a further deterioration of ties.
Fri, 9 August 2019 17:04
U.S. President Donald Trump is using every opportunity to escalate the trade war with China. Now, he is accusing his rival of currency manipulation, a move that could further exacerbate tensions -- and might even push the global economy into recession.
Fri, 26 July 2019 09:43
In an interview, Arne Schönbohm, 49, the head of Germany's Federal Office for Information Security, discusses the potential danger posed by Huawei, why he thinks it is "manageable" and the general state of IT threats in Germany.
Wed, 24 July 2019 13:04
For every 45 inquiries conducted on its search engine, Berlin startup Ecosia has a seedling planted somewhere on the world. Its founder wants to fight climate change by using plants to remove CO2 from the atmosphere. His plan has been surprisingly successful.
Thu, 4 July 2019 11:03
China is the largest creditor in the world, funding infrastructure projects in the developing world in exchange for access to raw materials. A new study shows that the risk of a new debt crisis is significant.
Wed, 14 August 2019 11:08
Thousands of artworks from the Nazi period lie hidden away in storage depots, far from the public eye. The U.S. also holds a number of paintings, drawings and sculptures from the Third Reich under lock and key. It is time that they be more closely examined.
Thu, 1 August 2019 14:52
New forms of living, new ideas for cohabitation, new architecture: For the Social Design Award, we are looking for the best projects and ideas for neighborhood-oriented living models. The winner will receive 2,500 euros.
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.