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International Arrest Warrant: Germany Takes Aim at Assad's Torture Boss

International Arrest Warrant: Germany Takes Aim at Assad's Torture Boss

June 08, 2018, 01:23 PM

DER SPIEGEL has learned that Germany's chief federal prosecutor has issued an international arrest warrant for one of the Syrian regime's top intelligence officials. He is suspected of being responsible for wide-scale torture and murder. By Jörg Diehl, Christoph Reuter and Fidelius Schmid more... Comment ]


A Vicious Cycle: Berlin Worried about Losing Trump's Trade War

A Vicious Cycle: Berlin Worried about Losing Trump's Trade War

June 06, 2018, 12:35 PM

The U.S. has followed through with its threat to impose punitive tariffs on European steel and aluminum and the signs are pointing to a global trade war. The German government is doing what it can to prevent harm to its automobile industry. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Fixing the Euro: The Time to Act Is Now

Fixing the Euro: The Time to Act Is Now

June 06, 2018, 10:44 AM

Italy can only manage its current crisis with German help. And Germany needs Italy to keep Europe stable. While there is no simple solution, a new form of assistance could help. An Essay by Henrik Enderlein more... Comment ]


Apocalypse Angie: Merkel's Dark View of the World We Live In

Apocalypse Angie: Merkel's Dark View of the World We Live In

June 05, 2018, 04:12 PM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is watching with deep concern as the pillars of the postwar international order collapse. But what is she doing about it? By René Pfister more... Comment ]

Hobby Detectives: Army of Investigators Has Trump in Its Sights

Hobby Detectives: Army of Investigators Has Trump in Its Sights

June 04, 2018, 02:56 PM

Americans have been riveted in recent months to every new detail coming out of the ongoing investigation into possible collusion by the Trump campaign. An army of amateur investigators has managed to uncover new developments in the case. Who are they and what drives them? By Christoph Scheuermann more... Comment ]


Crisis Redux: Italy Sends a Jolt Through Europe

Crisis Redux: Italy Sends a Jolt Through Europe

June 01, 2018, 06:37 PM

Euro-skeptic Italian populists are posing a serious threat to the European Union. Following the drama over Greece and Brexit, the political situation in Rome could throw Europe into its next major existential crisis. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

'There Was No Crash': Flight Investigator Claims Murder-Suicide on MH370

'There Was No Crash': Flight Investigator Claims Murder-Suicide on MH370

May 30, 2018, 10:17 AM

Canadian accident investigator Larry Vance claims to have solved the mystery of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. In an interview, he explains why he believes the plane's captain deliberately ditched the aircraft. Interview Conducted By Marco Evers more... Comment ]


ECB Vice President Constâncio: 'Italy Knows the Rules'

ECB Vice President Constâncio: 'Italy Knows the Rules'

May 29, 2018, 12:42 PM

In an interview, outgoing European Central Bank Vice President Vítor Constâncio issues a timely reminder that ECB assistance is tied to conditions, but insists the eurozone is in good shape despite the problems in Italy. Interview Conducted by Henning Jauernig and Stefan Kaiser more... Comment ]

Italian President Mattarella: The Man Who Wouldn't Yield

Italian President Mattarella: The Man Who Wouldn't Yield

May 28, 2018, 05:49 PM

Rather than handing the reins of power to anti-EU populists, Italy's president has paved the way for snap elections. Who is Sergio Mattarella? By Hans-Jürgen Schlamp in Rome more... Comment ]


Will Populists Stall Europe? Italy's New Goverment Is Bad News for the Euro

Will Populists Stall Europe? Italy's New Goverment Is Bad News for the Euro

May 25, 2018, 06:41 PM

Two populist parties are set to take over the government reins in Italy and about the only thing they seem to agree on is their desire to spend huge amounts of money. That's bad news for Italian finances and terrible news for the eurozone. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Diplomatic Tensions: Reception Grows Frosty for German Firms in Saudi Arabia

Diplomatic Tensions: Reception Grows Frosty for German Firms in Saudi Arabia

May 25, 2018, 06:02 PM

Following diplomatic discord between Berlin and Riyadh, contracts for German businesses in Saudi Arabia have been drying up. Is the crown prince punishing them? By Susanne Koelbl more... Comment ]

Roman Reality Check: Italian Trumpism Is No Less Dangerous than the Original

Roman Reality Check: Italian Trumpism Is No Less Dangerous than the Original

May 25, 2018, 06:01 PM

Members of the European Union need to send a clear message to the new Italian government: We will not allow you to destroy the eurozone. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial by Michael Sauga more... Comment ]