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SPIEGEL Interview with Sebastian Kurz: 'I Definitely Have a Red Line'
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 21:59:00 +0200
Sebastian Kurz, 31, is set to take over the reins in Austria. In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, he speaks of a possible coalition with the right-wing FPÖ, about his hard-line stance on immigration and how age influences politics.
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Substantial Risk: NATO Grapples with Serious Organizational Shortcomings
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:02:06 +0200
In a secret report, NATO warns that it may not be prepared to confront a hypothetical Russian attack. Senior military officers would like to see a return to the command structures used by the alliance during the Cold War.
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Airbus Corruption Scandal: A Golden Handshake Worth 80 Million Euros
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:23:22 +0200
In the Airbus corruption scandal, CEO Airbus has pointed the finger at a Paris-based sales division. But according to information obtained by DER SPIEGEL, he authorized an 80-million-euro severance package for the former head of that division, Jean-Paul...
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Rule of Law: Merkel Risks Deepening EU Rifts
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:18:32 +0200
Violations of EU agreements have become more the rule than the exception and now, German Chancellor Angela Merkel would like to put a stop to the practice. But the move seems predestined to deepen Brussel's dispute with Poland and Hungary.
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Countering the Populists: Merkel Moves Left to Disarm the Right
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:04:26 +0200
Angela Merkel's response to the rise of the far-right AfD is to shift her party further to the left and position herself as the social conscience of the new coalition. But within her party, many have doubts about the strategy.
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Playing with Fire: Trump Risks New Conflagration in Middle East
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:42:00 +0200
U.S. President Donald Trump made it clear last week that he is close to withdrawing from the Iran accord unless Iran agrees to make changes. His chances for success are slim - and his blustering risks a dangerous escalation. By DER SPIEGEL staff
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Shadow Brexit Minister Starmer: 'Theresa May Engages in Doublespeak on Brexit'
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:58:34 +0200
On the issue of Brexit, the Labour Party finds itself in an advantageous position as Prime Minister Theresa May's government struggles to find unity. In an interview, Keir Starmer, Brexit minister in the shadow cabinet, speaks of the possibility that...
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The Ocampo Affair: Current ICC Chief Prosecutor Weighed Down by Predecessor
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:17:36 +0200
Current ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda insisted recently that she has had no recent interaction with her predecessor Luis Ocampo, who finds himself mired in scandal. But documents seen by DER SPIEGEL indicate that she may not have been telling the...
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Interview with Emmanuel Macron: 'We Need to Develop Political Heroism'
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 18:13:00 +0200
In a DER SPIEGEL interview, French President Emmanuel Macron talks about his first months in office, elaborates on his plans for Europe and discusses his developing relationship with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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One Year After Hurricane Matthew: 'We Weren't Really Prepared'
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:00:00 +0200
One year ago, Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti killing hundreds of people and destroying countless buildings. The country's already fragile health care system collapsed. Medical professionals talk about the day the storm hit.
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Austrian Gambler: The Meteoric Rise of Sebastian Kurz
Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:41:23 +0200
Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz could become his country's next chancellor on Sunday. The politician is conservative and vain, but also adroit. What would the 31-year-old's election mean for the country?
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Seven Months with Martin Schulz: The Anatomy of a Failed Campaign
Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:08:49 +0200
When he first announced his candidacy, ex-European Parliament President Martin Schulz rocketed upward in the opinion polls. But his slide was just as dramatic. DER SPIEGEL was with him throughout and provides a unique look from the inside of his doomed...
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Interview with Novelist Mohammed Hasan Alwan: Saudi Arabia 'Might Become a Totally Different Country'
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 10:51:00 +0200
Mohammed Hasan Alwan, the winner of the 2017 International Prize for Arabic Fiction, tells DER SPIEGEL about his new novel about Sufi saint Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi and whether his homeland is heading for a more liberal future.
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Exploring the 'Bullshit Castle': Airbus Corruption Scandal May Lead Straight to the Top
Mon, 09 Oct 2017 11:47:46 +0200
A potentially vast corruption scandal threatens to overrun Airbus, with a Paris-based sales group suspected of having paid bribes around the world. German CEO Tom Enders is leading the clean-up effort, but documents reveal that he might not be as spotless...
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Wanting to 'Make Some More Millions': Ocampo's Offshore Companies
Thu, 05 Oct 2017 14:51:43 +0200
Former International Criminal Court chief Luis Moreno Ocampo owned offshore companies in Caribbean tax havens. What was their purpose?
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The Ocampo Affair: A Former ICC Chief's Dubious Links
Thu, 05 Oct 2017 14:51:29 +0200
Luis Moreno Ocampo hunted the world's worst war criminals and brought them to trial at the International Criminal Court. But internal documents show that he allowed himself to be exploited by a Libyan to protect him from investigation and that he took...
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Greener Living: Vote for Your Favorite Urban Oases
Thu, 05 Oct 2017 13:08:37 +0200
How do we want to live in the future? The Social Design Award has selected a shortlist of urban development projects focusing on plants in the city. Now it's your turn to decide which finalist will receive the 2,500-euro audience award.
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A Nation in Denial: When Is the Right Time to Discuss Gun Control?
Thu, 05 Oct 2017 10:18:09 +0200
On Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump once again echoed an NRA talking point, saying that now wasn't the appropriate time to discuss gun control. If America doesn't face up to some inconvenient truths, that time will never come.
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Never Fear!: Merkel Should Follow Macron's Lead on Europe
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 21:05:01 +0200
French President Emmanuel Macron is challenging the populists with a bold vision for the future of Europe. Germany should follow his example.
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Merkel's Challenge: Can Germany Make an Unwieldy Coalition Work?
Fri, 29 Sep 2017 18:12:25 +0200
With the Social Democrats uninterested in governing with Angela Merkel again, the chancellor is faced with the prospect of assembling a coalition involving four different political parties. The challenges are significant. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
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Wives of IS Fighters: A German Love Story Goes Awry in the 'Caliphate'
Fri, 29 Sep 2017 17:34:52 +0200
In 2013, a German student from Germany followed her husband to Syria to join Islamic State. Now the 29 year old is stuck in an Iraqi army camp for prisoners of war with her three children as she awaits her fate: either a return to Germany or draconian...
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'Neither a Plan A or a Plan B': What Strategy is London Pursuing with Brexit Talks?
Thu, 28 Sep 2017 17:08:35 +0200
For weeks, the Brits and the Europeans have been talking at cross purposes in the Brexit negotiations. Prime Minister Theresa May gave a major speech in Florence last week, but the mistrust is still deep.
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Unwanted Colleagues: Other Parties Mull Best Way To Deal with AfD
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 18:30:00 +0200
The populist Alternative for Germany will soon be entering the country's parliament. It's a breakthrough for the far-right and the end of an era. The question now is whether lawmakers should sideline them -- or will that just make a difficult situation...
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The AfD Heartland: A Visit to Germany's Flyover Country
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 18:00:18 +0200
The right-wing populist party Alternative for Germany raked in over 30 percent of the vote in many areas of the eastern state of Saxony. It is a region with few foreigners but plenty of anti-immigrant sentiment. Why?
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Fresh Headwinds for Euro Reforms?: Uncertainty Dogs Europe After German Election
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:45:04 +0200
The French government has ambitious plans to reform the eurozone, but the German election could derail those plans. Faced with a surge in right-wing populism and a potential coalition with the fiscally liberal Free Democrats, Angela Merkel may not have...
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Airbus Corruption Scandal: A Golden Handshake Worth 80 Million Euros
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:23:22 +0200
In the Airbus corruption scandal, CEO Airbus has pointed the finger at a Paris-based sales division. But according to information obtained by DER SPIEGEL, he authorized an 80-million-euro severance package for the former head of that division, Jean-Paul...
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Rule of Law: Merkel Risks Deepening EU Rifts
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:18:32 +0200
Violations of EU agreements have become more the rule than the exception and now, German Chancellor Angela Merkel would like to put a stop to the practice. But the move seems predestined to deepen Brussel's dispute with Poland and Hungary.
© Der Spiegel
Shadow Brexit Minister Starmer: 'Theresa May Engages in Doublespeak on Brexit'
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:58:34 +0200
On the issue of Brexit, the Labour Party finds itself in an advantageous position as Prime Minister Theresa May's government struggles to find unity. In an interview, Keir Starmer, Brexit minister in the shadow cabinet, speaks of the possibility that...
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The Ocampo Affair: Current ICC Chief Prosecutor Weighed Down by Predecessor
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:17:36 +0200
Current ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda insisted recently that she has had no recent interaction with her predecessor Luis Ocampo, who finds himself mired in scandal. But documents seen by DER SPIEGEL indicate that she may not have been telling the...
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Substantial Risk: NATO Grapples with Serious Organizational Shortcomings
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:02:06 +0200
In a secret report, NATO warns that it may not be prepared to confront a hypothetical Russian attack. Senior military officers would like to see a return to the command structures used by the alliance during the Cold War.
© Der Spiegel
Countering the Populists: Merkel Moves Left to Disarm the Right
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:04:26 +0200
Angela Merkel's response to the rise of the far-right AfD is to shift her party further to the left and position herself as the social conscience of the new coalition. But within her party, many have doubts about the strategy.
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Playing with Fire: Trump Risks New Conflagration in Middle East
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:42:00 +0200
U.S. President Donald Trump made it clear last week that he is close to withdrawing from the Iran accord unless Iran agrees to make changes. His chances for success are slim - and his blustering risks a dangerous escalation. By DER SPIEGEL staff
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SPIEGEL Interview with Sebastian Kurz: 'I Definitely Have a Red Line'
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 21:59:00 +0200
Sebastian Kurz, 31, is set to take over the reins in Austria. In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, he speaks of a possible coalition with the right-wing FPÖ, about his hard-line stance on immigration and how age influences politics.
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