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Europe's Backyard: Tensions Rising in Balkans as Hopes for EU Future Fade
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:01:34 +0200
Fourteen years after being told they had a future in the European Union, countries in the Western Balkans are losing hope. Meanwhile, Turkish and Russian influence in the region is on the rise. So too is the nationalist rhetoric of old.
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Cultural Conundrum: What Does It Mean To Be a Hamburger?
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:18:30 +0200
As Germany prepares for next week's G-20 summit, the world has its eyes on Hamburg. The city has seen a decline in the port culture that put it on the map, but the recent success of its spectacular new concert hall has forced many residents to reflect...
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The Last Act: A Raging Battle over Kohl's Legacy
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:46:56 +0200
For years, Helmut Kohl's second wife held a tight grip over his legacy. With his passing now, she is pushing for an EU state funeral rather than a national one -- and even considered not inviting any German leaders to speak. A major dispute is expected...
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Spying Scandal: German Intelligence Also Snooped on White House
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:48:37 +0200
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The Mica Children: Fighting for Survival in India's Deadly Mines
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:17:00 +0200
They work in India's mines to supply the cosmetics and car paint industries. And sometimes they die. A Visual Story By Marius Münstermann and Christian Werner
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Deadly Dilemma: EU Leans on Libyan Military to Stop Migrants
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:01:57 +0200
Summer offers perfect conditions for migrants seeking to cross the Mediterranean from North Africa to Europe. Aid organizations are trying to prevent them from drowning, but the EU has partnered with Libya to stop them.
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A Preventable Tragedy: Millions Around The World Are Still Threatened with Starvation
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:43:59 +0200
Every ninth person on the planet suffers from hunger. The situation is so dire in some countries that 20 million people are at acute risk of death by starvation. How is this possible at a time of a global food surplus?
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'Welcome To Hell': Hamburg Girds for 100,000 G-20 Protestors
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:18:14 +0200
When the leaders of the world's most powerful economies descend on Hamburg next month, the city will be a virtual fortress with the deployment of 20,000 police. Officials believe violent protests are likely.
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A German Giant: The Political Legacy of Helmut Kohl
Fri, 16 Jun 2017 23:31:00 +0200
He was the chancellor who reunited Germany and advanced European unification. He governed longer than any other German leader before him and became a global statesman who dedicated his life to his country, even if scandals threatened to obscure parts...
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Firing at Democracy: The Toxic State of America
Fri, 16 Jun 2017 18:58:44 +0200
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Misguided Euro Skepticism: The Dangerous Nationalism of Europe's Left
Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:08:49 +0200
Rather than embracing euroskeptics on the populist right, Europe's leftists should throw their support behind center-left French President Macron's policies to create a stronger eurozone. The alternative is a splintered left and stronger right.
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Brexit Is Dead: A Wave of Anger Crashes over Britain
Thu, 15 Jun 2017 18:00:44 +0200
Europe used to have a fearful respect of the Tories. But those days have long since passed. Now, the weakened party may have accidentally killed off Brexit -- a pet project that most party leaders didn't want in the first place.
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Taking Back Raqqa: Kurds Seek to Expand Reach in Northern Syria
Wed, 14 Jun 2017 17:42:58 +0200
The offensive to take Raqqa back from Islamic State has begun. Kurdish fighters are leading the charge in the hopes of eliminating the Islamist scourge -- but they are also hoping to expand their power in northern Syria.
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Climate Change: Solving the Mystery of the Arctic's Clouds
Wed, 14 Jun 2017 11:08:05 +0200
Climate change has been causing dramatic, accelerated changes in the Arctic. Now, a team of researchers has deployed two planes and a ship, along with advanced new technology, to take a closer look at one of its least understood causes: clouds.
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One Man Against Them All: Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Sensation
Sat, 10 Jun 2017 12:35:05 +0200
Even more astonishing than Theresa May's poor showing in this week's British election was the resurrection of Labour -- especially after Jeremy Corbyn's party seemed to do all it could to get badly defeated.
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Isolating Trump: Merkel's G-20 Climate Alliance Is Crumbling
Fri, 09 Jun 2017 18:49:45 +0200
The German chancellor had been hoping to isolate Donald Trump on climate issues at the upcoming G-20 summit in Hamburg. But Merkel's hoped-for alliance is crumbling, underscoring Germany's relative political weakness globally. Many countries are wary...
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Interview with Jean-Claude Juncker: Europeans 'Must Learn World Affairs'
Fri, 09 Jun 2017 18:02:28 +0200
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The Tin Lady: May's Catastrophic Result Clouds UK's Future
Fri, 09 Jun 2017 12:59:12 +0200
British Prime Minister Theresa May went all in -- and lost almost everything. Following a catastrophic result for the country's Conservatives, the UK is politically paralyzed. And it is unclear what will happen next.
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Migrant Crime in Germany: The Lost Sons of North Africa
Fri, 09 Jun 2017 10:48:00 +0200
Thousands of young men from North Africa come to Germany every year and many of them, like Samir, fall afoul of the law. Officials would like to accelerate the deportation process, but the criminals aren't welcome back home either. By SPIEGEL Staff
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Interview with Germany's Foreign Minister: By Pulling Away, U.S. 'Does the Most Damage To Itself'
Thu, 08 Jun 2017 19:01:38 +0200
In an interview, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel discusses the consequences of the United States' withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate protection and his particularly tough stance against U.S. President Donald Trump. 
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Merkel Challenger Schulz: Trump 'Most Un-American' U.S. President Seen in Years
Tue, 06 Jun 2017 17:31:45 +0200
Martin Schulz, the former European Parliament president and Angela Merkel's challenger in the German election, says in an interview with DER SPIEGEL that he views Donald Trump as a threat to European security. He also calls on the chancellor to do more...
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A Country in Chaos: Is Congo's Kabila Buying Time?
Tue, 06 Jun 2017 11:39:24 +0200
Twenty years after the overthrow of dictator Mobutu, President Joseph Kabila's rule is similarly autocratic in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and he is plunging his country into chaos as a result.
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The Mica Children: Fighting for Survival in India's Deadly Mines
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:17:00 +0200
They work in India's mines to supply the cosmetics and car paint industries. And sometimes they die. A Visual Story By Marius Münstermann and Christian Werner
© Der Spiegel
Deadly Dilemma: EU Leans on Libyan Military to Stop Migrants
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:01:57 +0200
Summer offers perfect conditions for migrants seeking to cross the Mediterranean from North Africa to Europe. Aid organizations are trying to prevent them from drowning, but the EU has partnered with Libya to stop them.
© Der Spiegel
Spying Scandal: German Intelligence Also Snooped on White House
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:48:37 +0200
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Cultural Conundrum: What Does It Mean To Be a Hamburger?
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:18:30 +0200
As Germany prepares for next week's G-20 summit, the world has its eyes on Hamburg. The city has seen a decline in the port culture that put it on the map, but the recent success of its spectacular new concert hall has forced many residents to reflect...
© Der Spiegel
The Last Act: A Raging Battle over Kohl's Legacy
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:46:56 +0200
For years, Helmut Kohl's second wife held a tight grip over his legacy. With his passing now, she is pushing for an EU state funeral rather than a national one -- and even considered not inviting any German leaders to speak. A major dispute is expected...
© Der Spiegel
Europe's Backyard: Tensions Rising in Balkans as Hopes for EU Future Fade
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:01:34 +0200
Fourteen years after being told they had a future in the European Union, countries in the Western Balkans are losing hope. Meanwhile, Turkish and Russian influence in the region is on the rise. So too is the nationalist rhetoric of old.
© Der Spiegel
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