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Isle of Madness: A Series of Miscalculations Has Brought Britain to the Brink

Isle of Madness: A Series of Miscalculations Has Brought Britain to the Brink

November 28, 2018, 05:34 PM

Brexit was to allow the United Kingdom to reclaim its former glory. Instead, the country's leaders have bumbled their way into catastrophe. Built on a false premise from the start, the UK's move away from the EU has been dominated by mistakes and miscalculations. By Peter Müller and Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]


Anti-Doping Delay: FIFA's Foot-Dragging in an Investigation in Russia

Anti-Doping Delay: FIFA's Foot-Dragging in an Investigation in Russia

November 23, 2018, 06:08 PM

Lawyer Richard McLaren was initially supposed to investigate widespread doping allegations in Russian football ahead of the 2018 World Cup. But he was prevented from doing so by a top FIFA official. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Doping Irregularities: Ramos, Ronaldo and the Controllers

Doping Irregularities: Ramos, Ronaldo and the Controllers

November 23, 2018, 06:07 PM

Do anti-doping rules apply equally to all players and teams? After Real Madrid won the Champions League in 2017, Sergio Ramos was tested for a substance prohibited in competition and caught the eye of inspectors. But the case never reached the light of day. Now, the team captain is entangled in a new affair. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Interview with Suspected 9/11 Recruiter: 'I Didn't Know Anything, With God As My Witness.'

Interview with Suspected 9/11 Recruiter: 'I Didn't Know Anything, With God As My Witness.'

November 23, 2018, 04:07 PM

German national Mohammed Haydar Zammar has known them all: Osama bin Laden, the Hamburg terror cell that perpetrated the 9/11 attacks and members of Islamic State. In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, he speaks for the first time with journalists inside a Kurdish prison. Interview Conducted by Syara Kareb, Andreas Lünser, Christoph Reuter and Fidelius Schmid more... Comment ]

Don't Get Injured: The Unfair Rules in Women's Football

Don't Get Injured: The Unfair Rules in Women's Football

November 23, 2018, 03:48 PM

Special rules apply to female football players in the Women's Super League: If they get injured, their contract can be terminated after just three months. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Hungry Like the Wolf: Turning a Football Team into a Money Machine

Hungry Like the Wolf: Turning a Football Team into a Money Machine

November 22, 2018, 01:03 PM

A rather astounding number of players represented by the agent Jorge Mendes play for the Wolverhampton Wanderers. The club's manager is Mendes' business partner. Internal emails illuminate the conflict of interest. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

A Worn Out Welcome: Ecuadorian Embassy Sours on Julian Assange

A Worn Out Welcome: Ecuadorian Embassy Sours on Julian Assange

November 21, 2018, 05:27 PM

In 2012, Julian Assange was granted political asylum in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Today, even as he faces the threat of a possible U.S. indictment, the new Ecuadorian leadership would like to get rid of their guest. By Michael Sontheimer more... Comment ]


Distressed: Are Ships in the Med Ignoring Refugees in Distress?

Distressed: Are Ships in the Med Ignoring Refugees in Distress?

November 21, 2018, 04:46 PM

Migrants are still trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean. But ever since Italy has closed its ports to ships that have saved refugees from the waves, there are indications that some captains have grown more willing to sail on by without helping. By Raphael Thelen more... Comment ]

Transfer Shenanigans: What FIFA Means When It Says 'Transparency'

Transfer Shenanigans: What FIFA Means When It Says 'Transparency'

November 21, 2018, 04:11 PM

When Paul Pogba briefly became the most expensive player in the world, his agent Mino Raiola earned a fortune. FIFA investigated, but ultimately dropped the case. Its reasons for doing so were anything but transparent. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Alternative Funding: Donation Scandal Hits German Right-Wing Populists

Alternative Funding: Donation Scandal Hits German Right-Wing Populists

November 19, 2018, 01:47 PM

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. By Melanie Amann, Laura Backes, Sven Becker and Sven Röbel more... Comment ]