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Will Populists Stall Europe?: Italy's New Goverment Is Bad News for the Euro
Fri, 25 May 2018 18:41:09 +0200
Two populist parties are set to take over the government reins in Italy and about the only thing they seem to agree on is their desire to spend huge amounts of money. That's bad news for Italian finances and terrible news for the eurozone. By DER SPIEGEL...
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Diplomatic Tensions: Reception Grows Frosty for German Firms in Saudi Arabia
Fri, 25 May 2018 18:02:06 +0200
Following diplomatic discord between Berlin and Riyadh, contracts for German businesses in Saudi Arabia have been drying up. Is the crown prince punishing them?
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Roman Reality Check: Italian Trumpism Is No Less Dangerous than the Original
Fri, 25 May 2018 18:01:48 +0200
Members of the European Union need to send a clear message to the new Italian government: We will not allow you to destroy the eurozone.
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Economic Superpower: Chinese Expansion Has Germany on the Defensive
Thu, 24 May 2018 18:03:18 +0200
The German economy has grown dependent on China in a development that is now coming back to haunt it. With a global trade war brewing, it will be impossible for the government in Berlin to please both Beijing and Washington. It's time for a new strategy....
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The Hardliner with a Soft Spot: A Visit with Trump's Man in Berlin
Wed, 23 May 2018 17:07:18 +0200
With the arrival of Richard Grenell, an unusual diplomat has taken up quarters at the U.S. Embassy in Germany. The new ambassador is outspoken, modern and openly gay but also an arch-conservative. He tweets more than the president.
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Interview with Joschka Fischer: 'The U.S. President Is Destroying the American World Order'
Tue, 22 May 2018 16:54:57 +0200
In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, former German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer talks about the danger of war against Iran, the deterioration of trans-Atlantic relations under U.S. President Donald Trump and the serious need for Germany to invest massively...
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Iran Crisis: Trump Drives Wedge Between Germany and France
Fri, 18 May 2018 18:01:10 +0200
Donald Trump's move to withdraw from the nuclear agreement with Iran should have pulled the European Union together, but Angela Merkel has instead chosen to appease the U.S. president. Criticism of her stance is mounting in Brussels and Berlin. By SPIEGEL...
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European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström: 'We Won't Allow Ourselves to Be Blackmailed'
Fri, 18 May 2018 18:00:50 +0200
In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, 50, says the EU won't negotiate "until Trump stops pointing the gun at our chest." But, she adds, Europe would much prefer compromise over aggression.
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'He Calls Me Arthur and I Call Him Sir': Forty Years with Britain's Royals
Thu, 17 May 2018 15:54:26 +0200
Arthur Edwards has spent over 40 years photographing the royal family for Britain's Sun newspaper. In an interview, he talks about his experiences and Prince Harry's wedding this weekend.
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PEDs Scandal: Romanian Doping Lab Covered Up Positive Tests
Thu, 17 May 2018 14:51:00 +0200
A sports doping laboratory in Romania has been suspended for months. An internal report from the World Anti-Doping Agency indicates the penalty came in response to intentional manipulation by an "external entity."
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Nobel Ignominy: Literature, Lust and Lies at the Swedish Academy
Thu, 17 May 2018 13:13:08 +0200
The Swedish Academy will not be awarding a Nobel prize in literature this year. And a closer look at the swamp of scandal in Stockholm raises doubts as to whether it can ever be rehabilitated.
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Chasing Paradise: A Palestinian Clan Dreams of Going Home
Tue, 15 May 2018 11:30:00 +0200
The members of a large Palestinian clan dream of escaping Gaza and going back to their homeland, the village of Ni'ilya. For 70 years, they've been imagining this return to a place that no longer exists, except in their collective memories.
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Revolution from Above: Prince bin Salman Drags Saudi Arabia into Modernity
Mon, 14 May 2018 12:24:00 +0200
Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is determined to drag his country into modernity. While many of the reforms he has introduced have been broadly welcomed, he is demanding absolute obedience.
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Mobility Quiz: Do You Know the Longest Road in the World?
Mon, 14 May 2018 10:56:00 +0200
Whether by car, train or plane, traveling these days is simpler than it has ever been. But some places are still easier than others. Test your knowledge!
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Future Train: How Light Rail Has Transformed Addis Ababa
Mon, 14 May 2018 10:52:00 +0200
The economies of major African cities are hampered due to the lack of public transportation, according to the World Bank. The Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa has now installed a light rail system. And the transformation has been profound.
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Exit from Iran Deal: Trump Strikes a Deep Blow to Trans-Atlantic Ties
Fri, 11 May 2018 21:33:46 +0200
With his decision to blow up the Iran deal, U.S. President Donald Trump has thrown Europe into uncertainty and anxiety -- and raised the specter of a new war in the Middle East. One thing is certain: the trans-Atlantic relationship has been seriously...
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Former CIA Director Michael Hayden: 'We Have a President Who Views Allies as a Burden'
Fri, 11 May 2018 18:13:21 +0200
In an interview, former CIA Director Michael Hayden discusses U.S. President Donald Trump's relationship with the truth, his treatment of his European allies and why the White House backed out of the Iran deal.
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Trump and Iran: Time for Europe to Join the Resistance
Fri, 11 May 2018 18:13:01 +0200
U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal marks the temporary suspension of the trans-Atlantic alliance. What now?
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Interview with Chelsea Manning: 'There's No Troll that Can Hurt Me'
Wed, 09 May 2018 17:13:32 +0200
American whistleblower Chelsea Manning has been free for a year now following seven years behind bars. She speaks with SPIEGEL ONLINE about her difficult return to freedom and explains why activism is more important than ever.
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Navigating the Headwinds: Europe Has Few Good Options on Iran
Wed, 09 May 2018 14:02:22 +0200
Europe spent months trying to convince U.S. President Donald Trump not to abandon the Iran nuclear agreement. Now that he has, the Europeans are left with a handful of options, but none of them are good.
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Trump and Iran: Europe Stuck Between a Bomb and a Hard Place
Wed, 09 May 2018 12:23:34 +0200
With U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to violate the Iran nuclear agreement, Europe finds itself facing an almost unsolvable diplomatic challenge: It must save the Iran deal while avoiding open confrontation with Washington.
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The Great Divide: Is Germany's Special Relationship with Russia at an End?
Wed, 09 May 2018 09:50:49 +0200
Germany's new foreign minister has adopted a sharper tone than his predecessors on Russia. There are plenty of reasons to do so, but it is a significant break with tradition. Berlin is casting about for a happy medium. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
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The Great Divide: Is Germany's Special Relationship with Russia Ending?
Wed, 09 May 2018 09:50:00 +0200
Germany's new foreign minister has adopted a sharper tone than his predecessors on Russia. There are plenty of reasons to do so, but it is a significant break with tradition. Berlin is casting about for a happy medium. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
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American Roulette: Trump Tricks Trade Partners into Dangerous Game
Sat, 05 May 2018 11:10:48 +0200
Donald Trump has issued a new ultimatum in his tariffs dispute with the European Union. Although his strategy may appear erratic, it has its own logic. Things could get dangerous if the EU decides to play his game.
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The Ultimatum: Europe's Last Ditch Effort to Save Iran Deal
Fri, 04 May 2018 18:11:54 +0200
U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw from the nuclear deal with Iran and he has until May 12 to make a decision. If he follows through, it could mean war in the Middle East. But the Europeans are trying to prevent it. By DER SPIEGEL...
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Interview with Joschka Fischer: 'The U.S. President Is Destroying the American World Order'
Tue, 22 May 2018 16:54:57 +0200
In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, former German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer talks about the danger of war against Iran, the deterioration of trans-Atlantic relations under U.S. President Donald Trump and the serious need for Germany to invest massively...
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Economic Superpower: Chinese Expansion Has Germany on the Defensive
Thu, 24 May 2018 18:03:18 +0200
The German economy has grown dependent on China in a development that is now coming back to haunt it. With a global trade war brewing, it will be impossible for the government in Berlin to please both Beijing and Washington. It's time for a new strategy....
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The Hardliner with a Soft Spot: A Visit with Trump's Man in Berlin
Wed, 23 May 2018 17:07:18 +0200
With the arrival of Richard Grenell, an unusual diplomat has taken up quarters at the U.S. Embassy in Germany. The new ambassador is outspoken, modern and openly gay but also an arch-conservative. He tweets more than the president.
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Roman Reality Check: Italian Trumpism Is No Less Dangerous than the Original
Fri, 25 May 2018 18:01:48 +0200
Members of the European Union need to send a clear message to the new Italian government: We will not allow you to destroy the eurozone.
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