Theresa May's Brexit Disaster: The Prime Minister of Humiliation

Theresa May's Brexit Disaster The Prime Minister of Humiliation

Despite facing one embarrassment after the other, British Prime Minister Theresa May continues to plow ahead, seemingly undeterred. It's becoming increasingly clear that she is the main impediment to solving the Brexit mess. By Peter Müller and Jörg Schindler more...

Flirting with Disaster: Brexit Vote Moves Britain Closer to the Brink

Flirting with Disaster Brexit Vote Moves Britain Closer to the Brink

The British parliament voted Tuesday to obstruct one of the last remaining ways to an orderly Brexit. This is partly due to the intransigence of members of parliament, and partly due to Prime Minister Theresa May's hamfisted negotiating tactics. By Jörg Schindler more...


Two Crashes in Five Months: What's Wrong with Boeing's 737 Max 8?

Two Crashes in Five Months What's Wrong with Boeing's 737 Max 8?

Boeing's new airplane has only been around for two years and already two 737 Max 8s have crashed, killing 346 people. The disasters may be attributable to a design flaw that emerged when engineers began cutting corners. By Marco Evers more...

Patronizing, Frustrating and Divisive: The Shortcomings of Merkel's European Policies

Patronizing, Frustrating and Divisive The Shortcomings of Merkel's European Policies

Germany had an historic opportunity to forge a more integrated Europe with French President Emmanuel Macron. Instead, it hesitated, dithered and ultimately missed its chance under Chancellor Angela Merkel. History will judge its failure unfavorably. A DER SPIEGEL Editorial By Christiane Hoffmann more...


Risk of No Deal Brexit Grows 'Significantly': EU Politicians Believe Withdrawal Agreement Is Dead

Risk of No Deal Brexit Grows 'Significantly' EU Politicians Believe Withdrawal Agreement Is Dead

Many in Brussels have reacted with frustration, anger and disappointment following British parliament's second vote against the withdrawal deal negotiated between Theresa May and the EU. They say there is no room left for compromise with London. By Markus Becker in Strasbourg more...

Ukrainian Presidential Election: Yulia Tymoshenko Attempts a Comeback

Ukrainian Presidential Election Yulia Tymoshenko Attempts a Comeback

Yulia Tymoshenko was once Europe's best-known political prisoner. Now, five years after the revolution in Ukraine, she is hoping to win the country's presidential election. Is she too rooted in the old system to win? By Christian Esch more... Comment ]


Increasing Anti-Semitism: Macron Struggles to Contain Rising Hate Crimes

Increasing Anti-Semitism Macron Struggles to Contain Rising Hate Crimes

Amid a stunning increase in anti-Semitic violence in the past year, France is debating whether the yellow vest protests are to blame. President Emmanuel Macron is trying to tackle the problem, but hatred and indignation are rampant in the country. By Julia Amalia Heyer more... Comment ]

Franco-German Fragility: Crisis Smolders Between Berlin and Paris

Franco-German Fragility Crisis Smolders Between Berlin and Paris

France and Germany have officially put aside their differences and renewed their landmark friendship accord, the Élysée Treaty. But their convergence only came after much bickering -- and a secret supplementary agreement. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Bratwurst and Beer: German Football Struggles to Keep Up with Premier League Glitz

Bratwurst and Beer German Football Struggles to Keep Up with Premier League Glitz

Ahead of the Champions League matches between English and German teams, experts are gushing about the fantastic talent and marketing potential of the Premier League clubs. But why? The Bundesliga has much more to offer than just entertainment. By Hendrik Buchheister, Rafael Buschmann, Gerhard Pfeil, Christoph Winterbach and Michael Wulzinger more... Comment ]