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Tue, 12 November 2019 15:18
If you want your children to learn German (and maybe pick up a bit more yourself), these movies and series are both educating and fun for the whole family.
Tue, 12 November 2019 13:54
The incoming head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, on Tuesday urged the EU to play a more active role on foreign policy, saying she wanted to see a "more outward-looking" bloc.
Tue, 12 November 2019 13:02
Three alleged supporters of the terror group Isis have been arrested in the western German state of Hesse for reportedly planning a deadly attack in the Rhine-Main region.
Tue, 12 November 2019 12:46
Winter is coming to Germany as frost, ice, storms – and even some snow – hits the country.
Tue, 12 November 2019 11:53
Most German Christmas markets don’t begin business until the end of November. But in some cities, the winter wonderlands are opening earlier than ever. What's going on?
Fri, 8 November 2019 18:00
In a DER SPIEGEL interview, former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev speaks about the fall of the Berlin Wall, why perestroika was unavoidable and the present-day relationship between the West and Russia.
Fri, 8 November 2019 13:56
A debate over the limits of free speech is exploding in Germany, with the left and the right seeking to outdo each other. The political debate has grown intense in this polarized country, but it's also more vital than ever. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
Thu, 7 November 2019 18:07
U.S. President Donald Trump has been extremely critical of German defense spending. But in a midterm government report, Finance Minister Olaf Scholz successfully prevented an explicit pledge to increase the defense budget.
Mon, 28 October 2019 18:29
By proposing a security zone in northern Syria, Germany's defense minister has irked important allies in Berlin and taken international partners by surprise. It is a risky move and could determine whether she will succeed Merkel as chancellor. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
Sat, 26 October 2019 11:51
In what has grown into a major battle between the former royal family of Prussia and the state of Brandenburg, Germany, historian Christopher Clark prepared an expert opinion on behalf of the Hohenzolllerns. In an interview, he comments on the controversy that has unfolded around the legal altercation.
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 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, 3 September 2019 17:14
Recent experiments in sustainability mean you can now purchase shrimp from Bavaria and pike perch from Berlin. "Urban gardening" promises healthy and fresh products without long transportation routes.
Wed, 28 August 2019 16:17
To help end the protests in Hong Kong, the Chinese government is pressuring foreign companies doing business in the country to toe the official position. Any firm that doesn't can expect punishment -- and even ostensibly progressive German conglomerates are playing along. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
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.