Swath of Destruction: New Brazilian President Takes Aim at the Amazon

Swath of Destruction New Brazilian President Takes Aim at the Amazon

Jair Bolsonaro, the new Brazilian president, wants to open up protected indigenous territories in the Amazon rain forest to mining, cattle ranching and farming. The decision could be a fateful one for the global climate. By Marian Blasberg, Marco Evers, Jens Glüsing and Claus Hecking more... Comment ]

Isolated in Berlin: Trump's Ambassador Finds Few Friends in Germany

Isolated in Berlin Trump's Ambassador Finds Few Friends in Germany

Since arriving in Berlin as U.S. ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell has flouted diplomatic conventions and attempted to interfere in domestic politics. He has since become politically isolated in the German capital. By Konstantin von Hammerstein more... Comment ]


German Foreign Minister Maas: 'Trump Could Hardly Have Chosen a Worse Moment'

German Foreign Minister Maas 'Trump Could Hardly Have Chosen a Worse Moment'

In a DER SPIEGEL interview, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas laments America's rejection of multilateralism and says that Donald Trump does not view the U.S. as the leading power among liberal democracies. He's hoping to save the INF. Interview Conducted By Christiane Hoffmann and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

Enshrined Impotence: Germany Joins a Dysfunctional Security Council

Enshrined Impotence Germany Joins a Dysfunctional Security Council

Germany is once again part of the UN Security Council for a two-year stint. But the council's inability to put a stop to the violence in Syria and Yemen in recent years shows the need for reform is more urgent than ever. Can Berlin make a difference? By Dietmar Pieper more... Comment ]


The Year of Populism: Europe's Right Wing Takes Aim at the EU

The Year of Populism Europe's Right Wing Takes Aim at the EU

Right-wing populist parties in Europe have been gaining strength for years. Now, they hope to use European Parliament elections in May as a springboard for gaining greater influence in the EU. Surveys indicate they may be successful. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Fergus Falls: A Fantastic Town

Fergus Falls A Fantastic Town

Fergus Falls in Minnesota is one of the places Claas Relotius spread untruths about. A visit to a small town where the only thing left for a DER SPIEGEL reporter to do is apologize. By Christoph Scheuermann in Fergus Falls, Minnesota more...


War and Pestilence: The Ongoing Fragmentation of Yemen

War and Pestilence The Ongoing Fragmentation of Yemen

There are hopes that a cease-fire could end the fighting in Yemen's civil war. But a visit to the front near Hodeida shows that even if the violence stops, it will be difficult to keep the country together. By Christoph Reuter and Daniel Etter (Photos) more... Comment ]

Addressing the Inevitable: Preparations Begin for the Climate Change Deluge

Addressing the Inevitable Preparations Begin for the Climate Change Deluge

Global sea levels are rising steadily as a result of climate change and the IPCC believes the deluge has already begun. What will it mean for humankind? And what changes will this bring to our coasts and our way of life? By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Escalating Tension: Russia Tries to Strangle Ukraine with New Maritime Strategy

Escalating Tension Russia Tries to Strangle Ukraine with New Maritime Strategy

Russia is adopting a new tactic in its ongoing conflict with Ukraine by cutting off the latter's access to its important ports in the Sea of Azov. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has tried to use the situation to his own advantage -- without much success. By Christian Esch more... Comment ]