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SPIEGEL ONLINE - International

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Published: Fri, 26 May 2017 18:33:28 +0200

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Trump's Travails: US President Can't Escape Troubles on the Road

Fri, 26 May 2017 18:30:38 +0200

Mired in a web of scandal and lies back home, Donald Trump embarked on his first international trip this week to the Middle East and Europe. It was seen by the administration as a possible new beginning. But it hasn't worked out that way.

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Trump in Brussels: 'The Germans Are Bad, Very Bad'

Fri, 26 May 2017 11:02:44 +0200

At a meeting with European Union leaders on Thursday, U.S. President Donald Trump was sharply critical of Germany. DER SPIEGEL spoke with meeting participants.

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Malta Leaks: Playing the Shell Game in the Mediterranean

Wed, 24 May 2017 18:51:26 +0200

Malta poses as a model member of the European Union, but it makes its living off of large European companies seeking to avoid higher tax rates back home. DER SPIEGEL went to the island nation to investigate, and found a lot of empty offices and empty words.

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Deterrence or Détente: How Can NATO Best Address the Russian Threat?

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:29:07 +0200

With fears growing over potential Russian aggression in Europe, NATO is once again promoting a strategy of deterrence. But is higher military spending in response to the world's crises the right answer?

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Dodgy Gaming Business: Malta Plays Fast and Loose with Online Gambling Firms

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:57:27 +0200

When it comes to online gaming, Malta is a true paradise. The country's supervisory controls are loose and officials often look the other way, opening the door for possible money laundering and tax evasion, a whistleblower claims.

Trump's White House: A Vortex of Scandal, Chaos and Absurdity

Fri, 19 May 2017 19:21:00 +0200

The White House is becoming more chaotic by the day. Now, a special counsel has been brought in to investigate possible connections between President Donald Trump's team and Russia. But the most important question is now whether Trump is mentally stable enough to be president.

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Interview with Julian Assange: 'WikiLeaks Will Always Be the Bad Boy'

Fri, 19 May 2017 18:18:41 +0200

Has WikiLeaks become a tool of Russian propaganda? Platform founder Julian Assange, 45, responds to the accusations, addresses the effects of hackers on Western elections and talks about the "WannaCry" attack.

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A Danger to the World: It's Time to Get Rid of Donald Trump

Fri, 19 May 2017 18:18:00 +0200

Donald Trump has transformed the United States into a laughing stock and he is a danger to the world. He must be removed from the White House before things get even worse.

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Yemen Foreign Minister: 'Our Enemies Want to Starve Us'

Fri, 19 May 2017 10:41:00 +0200

The ongoing civil war in Yemen has already cost 10,000 lives and there are no indications that peace will take hold any time soon. SPIEGEL spoke with the foreign minister of the self-proclaimed Houthi government about why the violence continues unabated.

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Desperate in Athens: Unaccompanied Migrant Boys in Greece Turn to Prostitution

Fri, 19 May 2017 10:27:00 +0200

In Greece, refugees face dire living conditions, limited housing and catastrophically long wait times for their claims. On a square in Athens, unaccompanied boys from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Syria are increasingly pursuing a last-ditch option for survival: prostitution.

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Tasting Freedom: Saudi Arabia Experiments with Reform Amid Economic Downturn

Wed, 17 May 2017 16:31:00 +0200

As oil riches have declined in Saudi Arabia, the crisis has forced change in the country. Women are joining the workforce and music is even being permitted on the streets. Can the world's most conservative nation reinvent itself?

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Women's Rights Quiz: What Country Has the Most Female Managers?

Wed, 17 May 2017 16:01:26 +0200

In many parts of the world, women have a much harder time than men. Compared internationally, the situation isn't as problematic in Germany, but women in many countries are still faring better. Do you know which ones?

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Frenemy in the Making?: Merkel Views Macron with Skepticism and Hope

Mon, 15 May 2017 18:39:00 +0200

Emmanuel Macron's victory in France has galvanized Germany's Social Democrats. But Merkel, too, is hopeful that the new French president will mark an improvement in Berlin-Paris relations. There are, however, plenty of potential conflicts looming.

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State Election Debacle: What's Wrong With Germany's Green Party

Mon, 15 May 2017 16:47:29 +0200

Germany's once high-flying Green Party is foundering in many states. After a disastrous election result in North Rhine-Westphalia, the party is promising change, but it may come too late for September's national poll.

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North Rhine-Westfailing: State Election Loss Has Merkel Challenger on the Ropes

Mon, 15 May 2017 13:08:00 +0200

The state election on Sunday in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany's most populous state, was supposed to give Martin Schulz's chancellor candidacy a needed boost. But his party, the Social Democrats, lost to Merkel's CDU. The road ahead looks bumpy.

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Social Design Award 2017: Wanted: Good Ideas for Green City Oases!

Mon, 15 May 2017 10:25:20 +0200

The Social Design Award, now being presented for the fourth time by SPIEGEL ONLINE and SPIEGEL WISSEN, is all about shaping our public and community life.

The Magician: Can Macron's Charisma Heal France and Europe?

Fri, 12 May 2017 20:19:07 +0200

Emmanuel Macron's election is nothing short of a political upheaval in France. As the youngest president in the country's history, he has set himself the task of reunifying a divided country. Can his project of political renewal succeed? And can he help save Europe?

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Interview with Wolfgang Schäuble: 'We All Wish Macron Success'

Fri, 12 May 2017 18:35:03 +0200

In an interview, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble, a member of Chancellor Merkel's Christian Democrats, says he believes the reform proposals of French president-elect Emmanuel Macron are currently unrealistic. But he also says he wants to see greater investment in Europe.

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Integration by the Numbers: Germany's Ongoing Project to Welcome Its Refugees

Fri, 12 May 2017 10:51:00 +0200

More than 1.2 million refugees came to Germany in 2015 and 2016. Initially, the country greeted them with chaos and poor planning, but the situation has improved. DER SPIEGEL took a closer look at how the project of integration is going. By SPIEGEL Staff

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Right-Wing Populist Doldrums: Germany's AfD Limps into Election Campaign

Tue, 09 May 2017 15:29:00 +0200

Following months of ballot box success, the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany party is suddenly sliding. And more bad news may be on the horizon. The party is hoping for a resurgence of the refugee crisis, but even that might not be enough.

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