Two Minutes of Happiness: A Failed Journey on the African Migrant Trail

Two Minutes of Happiness: A Failed Journey on the African Migrant Trail

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 10, 2018

Majid Diallo set off for Europe carrying the expectations of his friends, family and village. But he didn't make it. His story is one of struggle, imprisonment, several brushes with death -- and an excruciating return home. By Fritz Schaap and Sascha Montag (Photos) more... Comment ]

With Friends Like These ...: Inside the Battle that Almost Brought Down Merkel

With Friends Like These ...: Inside the Battle that Almost Brought Down Merkel

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 06, 2018

From the outside, the internecine battle between Germany's two conservative parties looked rather absurd. From the inside, though, it became clear it was all about one man's desire to finally get revenge on Angela Merkel. By Melanie Amann, Anna Clauß, Markus Feldenkirchen, Ralf Neukirch and René Pfister more... Comment ]


Italian Interior Minister Salvini: 'Within a Year, We'll See if a United Europe Still Exists'

Italian Interior Minister Salvini: 'Within a Year, We'll See if a United Europe Still Exists'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 27, 2018

Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini wants to prevent any more migrants from coming to Italy and is skeptical of Chancellor Angela Merkel's efforts to come up with a joint European solution. DER SPIEGEL spoke with him in Rome. Interview Conducted By Walter Mayr more... Comment ]

'We Cannot Be Stopped': Merkel's Toughest Adversary in Europe

'We Cannot Be Stopped': Merkel's Toughest Adversary in Europe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 27, 2018

Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini is a populist and a firebrand, but also a fearless tactician. His hardline approach to migration threatens not only Angela Merkel's tenure as chancellor, but also the entire EU. By Walter Mayr more...


Germany's Conservative Meltdown: The Approaching End to Merkel's Tenure

Germany's Conservative Meltdown: The Approaching End to Merkel's Tenure

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 22, 2018

With the chancellor under heavy fire from Bavarian conservatives, Germany's political landscape may be facing radical upheaval. Angela Merkel might lose her job and the country's traditional center-right partnership could soon end. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Migration Headache: Inside the Coalition Battle That Could Topple Merkel

Migration Headache: Inside the Coalition Battle That Could Topple Merkel

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 19, 2018

With elections approaching in Bavaria, Angela Merkel's rival Horst Seehofer is seeking to pressure the chancellor into reversing her stance on migration. The conflict could fracture the coalition in Berlin and cost Merkel her job. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Trapped in the Past: Increasing Headwinds for Angela Merkel

Trapped in the Past: Increasing Headwinds for Angela Merkel

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 08, 2018

Just a few months ago, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was being described as the new leader of the free world. But recently she has been having trouble getting her way even in Berlin and Europe. Her days of dominance appear to be over. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Germany and Immigration: The Changing Face of the Country

Germany and Immigration: The Changing Face of the Country

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 19, 2018

Many Germans feel foreign in their own country and are afraid that immigration is changing their homeland rapidly. Every fifth person in Germany comes from an immigration background and that number will continue to climb. What does that mean for the country? By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Refugee Bedtime Stories: 'A Long, Long Time Ago, Syria Was Beautiful, My Son'

Refugee Bedtime Stories: 'A Long, Long Time Ago, Syria Was Beautiful, My Son'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 14, 2018

Bedtime stories convey a sense of security and closeness. But what tales do people without a home or homeland share with their children? Stories full of hope and warmth. By Alexander Epp, Brindusa Nastasa, Bernhard Riedmann, Annabella Stieren and Yara Said (Illustrations) more... Video ]

Hope for a New Beginning: Two Years in a German Teen Refugee Home

Hope for a New Beginning: Two Years in a German Teen Refugee Home

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 05, 2018

In recent years, thousands of unaccompanied minors have arrived in Germany hoping to be recognized as refugees. DER SPIEGEL followed eight Afghan teenagers in a group home as they inched their way through the asylum process. By Katja Thimm more... Comment ]