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Rape Allegations: How Ronaldo's Legal Team Dealt with Disaster

Rape Allegations: How Ronaldo's Legal Team Dealt with Disaster

October 05, 2018, 10:05 PM

After Kathryn Mayorga claimed she was raped by soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo on June 13, 2009, a phalanx of high-profile lawyers were tasked with fixing the problem. In the wake of a DER SPIEGEL report, authorities have reopened their investigation. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more...


Growing Anti-Semitism in Germany: 'We Are Facing a Monster'

Growing Anti-Semitism in Germany: 'We Are Facing a Monster'

October 05, 2018, 06:11 PM

In a DER SPIEGEL interview, Charlotte Knobloch, 85, speaks of the fears Jews in Germany have of growing right-wing populism in the country. The former president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany is also sharply critical of U.S. Ambassador Richard Grenell. Interview Conducted by Veit Medick and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

Cristiano Ronaldo: Police Open Investigation into Rape Allegations

Cristiano Ronaldo: Police Open Investigation into Rape Allegations

October 04, 2018, 06:03 PM

Just days after DER SPIEGEL reported about rape allegations against soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, Las Vegas police opened an investigation into the claims. The alleged victim's lawyer has filed a civil complaint. more...


SpaceX Chief Engineer Hans Königsmann: 'I Am Too Old for Mars'

SpaceX Chief Engineer Hans Königsmann: 'I Am Too Old for Mars'

October 04, 2018, 04:42 PM

The problems are piling up for Elon Musk, the eccentric billionaire behind SpaceX. Could the space exploration company one day jettison its embattled founder? We asked Chief Engineer for Launches Hans Königsmann to weigh in. Interview Conducted by Christoph Seidler more... Comment ]

What Comes Next? Chinks in Merkel's Power Becoming Visible

What Comes Next? Chinks in Merkel's Power Becoming Visible

October 04, 2018, 04:17 PM

In a recent act of rebellion, German conservatives chose to oust one of Angela Merkel's closest confidants. It is just the latest sign that the chancellor's power is eroding. And the scuffle within her party to succeed her has begun. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Sky Cruise: Turning the Alps into an Industrial Playground

Sky Cruise: Turning the Alps into an Industrial Playground

October 02, 2018, 05:55 PM

A new cable car to the top of Klein Matterhorn leads to the highest gondola station in Europe. Now, only a small link is missing to complete a grand vision: The crossing of the Alps by aerial tramway. Environmentalists are not impressed. By Christian Wüst more... Comment ]

Dr. Smartphone: New App from Berlin Making Headway in Healthcare

Dr. Smartphone: New App from Berlin Making Headway in Healthcare

October 01, 2018, 04:14 PM

Patients are increasingly using software to try to self-diagnose their ailments. A new Berlin startup is seeking to turn your smartphone into your family doctor. By Martin U. Müller more... Comment ]


Her Name Is Kathryn: The Woman Who Accuses Ronaldo of Rape

Her Name Is Kathryn: The Woman Who Accuses Ronaldo of Rape

September 29, 2018, 11:59 AM

An American woman claims Cristiano Ronaldo raped her in Las Vegas. Years ago, the soccer star paid her to remain silent. Now, the woman is going public for the first time and filing a complaint against Ronaldo. She possesses a document that could be extremely dangerous for him. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Complaint by an American Woman: Serious Allegations Against Cristiano Ronaldo

Complaint by an American Woman: Serious Allegations Against Cristiano Ronaldo

September 28, 2018, 08:19 PM

The affair surrounding the alleged rape of an American woman in 2009 will have a legal follow-up for Cristiano Ronaldo. The lawyer of the alleged victim is filing a complaint in Nevada. By Rafael Buschmann, Andreas Meyhoff, Nicola Naber, Gerhard Pfeil, Antje Windmann, Christoph Winterbach and Michael Wulzinger more...


The Shadowy Arms Trade: A Look Back at a Questionable Tank Deal

The Shadowy Arms Trade: A Look Back at a Questionable Tank Deal

September 28, 2018, 06:31 PM

An intermediary received a commission of almost $200 million for the sale of battle tanks to United Arab Emirates. Some of that money, though, may have been used to bribe government officials. By Sven Becker and Michael Sontheimer more... Comment ]

Armageddon Postponed: Syria's Idlib Province Gets New Lease on Life

Armageddon Postponed: Syria's Idlib Province Gets New Lease on Life

September 28, 2018, 02:40 PM

The looming military offensive on the Idlib province in Syria has been called off for now. People there are yearning to return to normal life and rapidly planning for the future. But how long with the peace last? By Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]

Rape Allegations: American Woman Files Complaint against Cristiano Ronaldo

Rape Allegations: American Woman Files Complaint against Cristiano Ronaldo

September 28, 2018, 01:59 PM

Cristiano Ronaldo is the most visible athlete on earth. A woman from Las Vegas says: He is the man who raped her in a hotel in 2009. In the current issue of DER SPIEGEL, she goes public with her accusations for the first time. more... Comment ]