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SPIEGEL ONLINE - International

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Published: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:02:06 +0200

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Secret Meetings with Campaign: Germany Prepares for Possible President Trump

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:49:12 +0200

Concerned about what would happen to German-American relations in the event Donald Trump wins the US presidential election, government officials are holding low-key talks with his advisors. It's clear that if the Republican wins, it could be expensive for Berlin.

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WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange: 'We Believe in What We're Doing'

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:12:07 +0200

WikiLeaks is now 10 years old. SPIEGEL met with founder Julian Assange, 45, to discuss the whistleblower platform's achievements and whether recent criticism leveled at the site is justified.

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Development Aid: Bringing Light to the Darkness

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:38:00 +0200

There are 1.2 billion people in the world living without electricity. An organization in India hopes to change that by training illiterate woman to become solar technicians. The story of a grandmother who brought light to her village - and a number of problems.

Interview with Queen Margrethe II of Denmark: 'I Would Not Say We Are a Multicultural Country'

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:55:00 +0200

What is the job of today's European monarchs? Voicing political opinions on issues certainly isn't one of them, but Denmark's Queen Margrethe II wants to make an exception.

 One Month in Clausnitz: A Visit to Ground Zero of Refugee Anxiety

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:45:38 +0200

The village of Clausnitz in Saxony became shorthand for the ugly, xenophobic side of Germany after residents threatened a bus full of refugees. We spent a month in the town in an attempt to find out what happened.

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Following the Money: On the Trail of African Migrant Smugglers

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:37:13 +0200

Since 2013, over 10,000 migrants have drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean to Europe. Behind the deaths lies a multi-million dollar smuggling trade with financial connections to Frankfurt, Italy and Libya.

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War on Doctors: The Deadly Business of War-Zone Medical Care

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:05:32 +0200

With governments bombing hospitals and militias attacking medical staff, the work of Doctors without Borders is in jeopardy. Rules to protect aid workers in war zones are increasingly being ignored.

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Five Minutes to Trump: Lies and Lapses on the US Campaign Trail

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:56:00 +0200

Donald Trump is a proven liar. But Hillary Clinton is a flawed candidate as well. With eight weeks to go until Americans go to the polls, the prospect of a notorious charlatan moving into the White House is looking more realistic than ever.

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Juncker-Schulz Partnership: A Test for EU Democracy

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:49:00 +0200

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Parliament President Martin Schulz entered office pledging to make the European Union more democratic. Now, the two appear more worried about helping each other keep their jobs.

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Down and Out?: How Merkel Could Win Re-Election Next Year

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:08:24 +0200

With national elections just a year away, many have written Angela Merkel off. Yet even as her party continues to suffer in state elections, there are a host of reasons why the chancellor can hope for a fourth term -- assuming she decides to run.

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Never Ending War: Why The Cease-Fire in Syria Won't Help

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 12:54:19 +0200

The cease-fire agreed to by Russia and the United States in Syria means that Aleppo and other devastated cities have been given a chance to breathe. But the temporary calm is unlikely to bring us any closer to the end of the war.

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An Interview with Seehofer: 'We Want a Solution to the Immigration Problem'

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 18:10:07 +0200

For months, the refugee policy rift between Chancellor Angela Merkel and her nominal political ally Horst Seehofer, the powerful governor of Bavaria, has been widening. In an interview with SPIEGEL, Seehofer says the rift could worsen if Merkel doesn't agree to a hard ceiling on immigration.

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Uprising in Kashmir: 'If We Protest, the Soldiers Will Shoot at Us'

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 17:23:47 +0200

The killing by Indian security forces of a 15-year-old boy in Kashmir has become a rallying point for human rights groups over India's controversial use of pellet guns. The recent death is only the latest in a long-brewing independence battle in the contested region.

EU Parliament President: 'Trump Is a Problem for the Whole World'

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 16:58:00 +0200

With Europe falling ever-deeper into crisis, European Parliament President Martin Schulz is warning of the further advance of right-wing populism. In an interview, he also says he fears the possibility of a President Trump.

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Interrail Journey: Europe Through the Eyes of the Next Generation

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:18:24 +0200

A quarter million young Europeans spent this summer rolling through the Continent on an Interrail ticket. Conversations with the travelers reveal a younger generation that understands the EU better than their elders might think.

The Brexit Bill: Britain's Departure Likely to Cost EU Billions

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 10:26:00 +0200

At a summit in Bratislava this week, the EU wants to set the course for its future without Britain. One important issue is likely to be ignored by European leaders: The fact that Brexit is going to be expensive for Europe, especially for Germany.

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Merkel's Challenge: Navigating the Post-Fact Era

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 13:23:00 +0200

Angela Merkel used to be celebrated for her composed determination and sober analysis of the facts. Now, though, her refusal to own up to her mistakes makes her look stubborn -- and facts have lost their importance.

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Clinging to Power: Is The Merkel Era Coming To an End?

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 18:10:00 +0200

Chancellor Merkel's refugee policies have divided the country and the right-wing populist AfD party is rapidly gaining support. Conservatives are calling on Merkel to change course, but she is refusing to admit fallibility. Could this be the end? By SPIEGEL Staff

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Our Changing Climate: The True Global Warming Hot Spots

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 13:22:12 +0200

Climate change is often blamed for environmental problems and natural events, but not always correctly. There are, however, places in the world where global warming is having an effect, as our interactive map shows.

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The Politics of Dress: Double Standards in the Headscarf Debate

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 09:29:21 +0200

When cultures clash, women's clothing is often at the center of the debate. While for Western women, the issue is how much skin they should be allowed to show, for Muslims the focus is on how much they must show.

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