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Hot Heads: Erdogan-Trump Tiff Endangers Turkish Economy and NATO
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 18:03:58 +0200
The Turkish economy is collapsing and President Erdogan is engaged in a bitter battle with U.S. President Donald Trump. NATO could turn out to be the loser, while Moscow is the primary beneficiary.
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Victor's Logic: Syria's Uncertain Future under Bashar Assad
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 15:50:29 +0200
After seven years of war, Syrian dictator Bashar Assad has three-quarters of the country back under his control. But with Western reconstruction funding still tied to his departure, the future is murky.
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Interview with Afghan Pop Star Aryana Sayeed: 'I Am Very Aware of the Danger'
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 11:14:59 +0200
Aryana Sayeed, 33, is the only internationally known pop act in Afghanistan. She is adored by youth -- and hunted by the Taliban.
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The Looming Crisis: What If Iran Becomes the Next Syria?
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 17:15:26 +0200
Donald Trump's Iran policy is a threat to European security. It's time for the EU to stand up to the U.S. president.
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The End of the Bailout: Greece Is Back on the Grid, But Recovery Remains Elusive
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:29:00 +0200
On August 20, the third aid package for Greece will end, marking the end -- for now -- of the country's debt crisis. But the country's slow economic growth and grim demographic outlook mean that even without the onerous rules attached to its repayments,...
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Voting by Smartphone: Quick and Easy, Just Not Very Secure
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 17:57:34 +0200
With the U.S. midterm election approaching, concerns about cybersecurity and Russian meddling are mounting. The state of West Virginia has chosen now, of all times, to introduce smartphone voting.
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Former Catalan President Puigdemont: 'I Don't Like Being in Exile'
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 17:43:00 +0200
In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont talks about fleeing Spain, his detention in Germany and the future of the independence movement.
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Satellite Image Quiz: Where Our Glaciers and Forests Are Disappearing
Wed, 08 Aug 2018 10:55:00 +0200
Satellites are taking pictures of the Earth around the clock. The images show how our planet is changing -- both naturally and because of human influence. Test your knowledge!
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The Country of Hunger: A State of Deep Suffering in Venezuela's Hospitals
Wed, 08 Aug 2018 10:31:00 +0200
Venezuela has the largest known oil reserves in the world, but under the leadership of Nicolas Maduro, its hospitals lack equipment, medicines, food, anesthetics and even pens. The doctors who remain face a daily struggle to treat patients with little...
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The Never-Ending Summer: Is Germany's Heat Wave a Preview of the Future?
Tue, 07 Aug 2018 11:39:09 +0200
Germany is currently experiencing a state of meteorological emergency. Although many are enjoying the scorching summer, the heat wave has left others with health problems and also led to a drought. Is this a preview of how climate change may soon change...
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Playing Doctor with Watson: Medical Applications Expose Current Limits of AI
Fri, 03 Aug 2018 18:23:21 +0200
IBM has big plans for how its Watson artificial intelligence software could change the medical industry. But a number of hospitals have ended their experiments with the platform, arguing that it doesn't help diagnose or treat diseases.
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Shifting Overseas Route: Spain Becomes New Target for Migrants
Fri, 03 Aug 2018 18:23:00 +0200
Although the number of migrants making their way across the Mediterranean to Europe has fallen drastically, the preferred overseas route has now moved westward to the strait between Morocco and Spain. Now Rome, Madrid and North African countries are battling...
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The Matchmakers: China's 200 Million Singles Are a Big Business
Fri, 03 Aug 2018 16:51:56 +0200
Many people in China who want to get married are having trouble finding a partner. The country's decadeslong one-child policy led to the country having more young men than women, and their growing prosperity is making them pickier.
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'That's It, We're Dead': Questions of Accountability After Tragedy in the Alps
Thu, 02 Aug 2018 17:33:00 +0200
Ten alpinists, including a guide with years of experience, set off to cross one of the Alps' most majestic mountaineering routes, the Haute Route. By the fourth day, a heavy snowstorm was brewing -- but the group kept going, with deadly consequences.
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Alienating Immigrants: Is Germany Lurching To the Right?
Tue, 31 Jul 2018 14:45:51 +0200
Right-wing agitators are heating up the discussion about immigration in Germany and filling it with hate. Last week's resignation of national football player Mesut Özil over concerns about racism is spurring a necessary and emotional debate about social...
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Alliance of the Likeminded: Germany's Anti-Trump Strategy Begins to Take Shape
Fri, 27 Jul 2018 18:27:55 +0200
During an official visit to Japan, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas unveiled the first hints of Berlin's new plan for countering Donald Trump's nationalist policies: a network of countries with a shared belief in the rules of the postwar order.
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A German on Probation: What Özil's Resignation Tells Us About Germany in 2018
Fri, 27 Jul 2018 15:41:00 +0200
You don't have to be a fan of German footballer Mesut Özil. And it's OK to criticize his photo op with autocratic Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, or the letter he wrote resigning from the German national team. But Özil's accusations of "racism...
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'Our Antennae Are Up': Rise in Anti-Semitism Unsettles Gemany's Jews
Thu, 26 Jul 2018 18:10:03 +0200
How does it feel to be Jewish in Germany in 2018? After decades of successful reconciliation and integration, an increase in anti-Semitic attacks has many Jews in Germany wondering: Is the pendulum swinging back?
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China's Xinjiang Province: A Surveillance State Unlike Any the World Has Ever Seen
Thu, 26 Jul 2018 14:01:00 +0200
In western China, Beijing is using the most modern means available to control its Uighur minority. Tens of thousands have disappeared into re-education camps. A journey to an eerily quiet region.
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China's Xinjiang Region: A Surveillance State Unlike Any the World Has Ever Seen
Thu, 26 Jul 2018 14:01:00 +0200
In western China, Beijing is using the most modern means available to control its Uighur minority. Tens of thousands have disappeared into re-education camps. A journey to an eerily quiet region.
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Twelve Weeks in Riyadh: Exploring the New Saudi Arabia from the Inside
Wed, 25 Jul 2018 18:03:00 +0200
The religious police has been stripped of power, pop concerts are now allowed and women are even permitted to drive cars. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is liberalizing Saudi Arabian society but the system remains authoritarian. Can it work?
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NATO Spending Debate: What Did Merkel Pledge in Brussels?
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 18:03:22 +0200
Did German Chancellor Angela Merkel agree behind closed doors to increase military spending in Berlin? The debate over the defense budget is now reheating within her coalition government.
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Hibernation: How Europe Can Survive the Trump Era
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 18:03:06 +0200
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Germany's Acute Nursing Shortage: My Nurse Named Mohamed
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:59:17 +0200
German retirement homes are having trouble finding geriatric nurses. To resolve the problem, they're looking for help from abroad, recently expanding that search to Africa. Is it a good strategy? And for whom?
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The Looming Crisis: What If Iran Becomes the Next Syria?
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 17:15:26 +0200
Donald Trump's Iran policy is a threat to European security. It's time for the EU to stand up to the U.S. president.
© Der Spiegel
Victor's Logic: Syria's Uncertain Future under Bashar Assad
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 15:50:29 +0200
After seven years of war, Syrian dictator Bashar Assad has three-quarters of the country back under his control. But with Western reconstruction funding still tied to his departure, the future is murky.
© Der Spiegel
Interview with Afghan Pop Star Aryana Sayeed: 'I Am Very Aware of the Danger'
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 11:14:59 +0200
Aryana Sayeed, 33, is the only internationally known pop act in Afghanistan. She is adored by youth -- and hunted by the Taliban.
© Der Spiegel
The End of the Bailout: Greece Is Back on the Grid, But Recovery Remains Elusive
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:29:00 +0200
On August 20, the third aid package for Greece will end, marking the end -- for now -- of the country's debt crisis. But the country's slow economic growth and grim demographic outlook mean that even without the onerous rules attached to its repayments,...
© Der Spiegel
Voting by Smartphone: Quick and Easy, Just Not Very Secure
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 17:57:34 +0200
With the U.S. midterm election approaching, concerns about cybersecurity and Russian meddling are mounting. The state of West Virginia has chosen now, of all times, to introduce smartphone voting.
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