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'Get Ready Russia': Donald Trump Is Stuck In The Syrian Quagmire

'Get Ready Russia': Donald Trump Is Stuck In The Syrian Quagmire

April 13, 2018, 06:14 PM

Following last weekend's suspected chemical weapons attack, the Syrian conflict could escalate once again. U.S. President Donald Trump's Twitter threat and Russian response show just how dangerous the situation has become. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Priced Out: Rising Rents Are Putting the Squeeze on Germans

Priced Out: Rising Rents Are Putting the Squeeze on Germans

April 13, 2018, 05:57 PM

Housing shortages have become a serious issue in many German cities, where there is a shortfall around 2 million affordable apartments. A new study shows that the problem is hitting low-earners hard. By Markus Dettmer and Hannah Knuth more... Comment ]

A Woman's World in the Caucasus: Nagorno-Karabakh's Grand Experiment

A Woman's World in the Caucasus: Nagorno-Karabakh's Grand Experiment

April 10, 2018, 05:56 PM

The small, renegade republic of Nagorno-Karabakh in the Caucasus is deeply patriachal. But for the last several years, more and more women have been rising to positions of leadership in the government, courts and universities. The development has changed the country. By Fiona Ehlers more... Comment ]


Hungarian Elections: What Orbán's Third Win Could Mean for Europe

Hungarian Elections: What Orbán's Third Win Could Mean for Europe

April 09, 2018, 04:52 PM

With his strong election victory on Sunday, Hungary's Viktor Orbán exceeded all expectations. What will the party's third win mean for Europe? By Keno Verseck more... Comment ]

Poisoned Dialogue: Skripal Case Descends into a Propaganda War

Poisoned Dialogue: Skripal Case Descends into a Propaganda War

April 07, 2018, 10:04 AM

In its rush to assign guilt to Moscow for the nerve agent attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter, the British government now finds itself on the defensive. Some German politicians have their doubts. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Former Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams: 'It's Still My View That the Use of Armed Actions Is Legitimate'

Former Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams: 'It's Still My View That the Use of Armed Actions Is Legitimate'

April 06, 2018, 06:03 PM

April 10 marks the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement that brought tentative peace to Northern Ireland. In an interview, Gerry Adams, the deal's co-architect, discusses the ongoing conflict and why Brexit could become a curse -- or a blessing -- for the region. Interview Conducted by Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]

Opinion: German Court Made Right Decision in Releasing Puigdemont

Opinion: German Court Made Right Decision in Releasing Puigdemont

April 06, 2018, 06:03 PM

A German court ruled Thursday to temporarily release Catalonian separatist leader Carles Puigdemont. The case is still under review, but the judges have lifted the most serious charge the former leader faced. It was the correct decision. By Dietmar Hipp more... Comment ]


Wrangling over Warsaw: EU Considers Funding Cuts for Eastern Europe

Wrangling over Warsaw: EU Considers Funding Cuts for Eastern Europe

April 04, 2018, 01:16 PM

The European Commission is considering linking member-state subsidies to adherence to the rule of law, a step aimed at bringing a handful of Eastern European countries back into line. But the proposal also threatens to deepen the current rift in Europe. By Markus Becker, Peter Müller, Christoph Schult and Jan Puhl more... Comment ]

Catalonian Independence: Puigdemont Case Puts Germany in a Tight Spot

Catalonian Independence: Puigdemont Case Puts Germany in a Tight Spot

April 04, 2018, 11:26 AM

The arrest of erstwhile Catalonian leader Carles Puigdemont in Germany has put Chancellor Angela Merkel's new government in a tight spot. Berlin has the option of blocking extradition, but any move it makes could backfire. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


A Death in Berlin: Deafening Silence After Overdose at Berghain

A Death in Berlin: Deafening Silence After Overdose at Berghain

April 03, 2018, 05:58 PM

During an around-the-world trip last summer, a couple from California visited Berlin's legendary Berghain techno club. A few hours later, one of them was dead. Even today, no one seems willing to accept responsibility for the tragedy. By Alexander Osang more... Comment ]