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SPIEGEL ONLINE - International

Daily news, analysis and opinion from Europe's leading newsmagazine and Germany's top news Web site.

Published: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 03:12:41 +0200

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Brexit Consequences: Things to Do Before the UK Is Out

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:47:02 +0200

The clock is now ticking. In two years, Britain will no longer be part of the European Union. Here are eight privileges that will be lost.

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Inequality: Are You a Part of the Upper 10 Percent?

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:53:57 +0200

How much money does a person need to earn to count as rich in Germany? And how does the country compare internationally? Find out in this month's quiz.

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Ego Trip: Trump Steers into Global Economy Collision Course

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:43:31 +0200

U.S. President Donald Trump is currently steering his country into economic isolation. Bodies like the IMF, the G-7 and the G-20 fear for the future of the global financial system. They want Germany to take on a stronger role in standing up to the Americans.

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Interview with Poland's Foreign Minister: 'We Want Our Concerns to Be Taken Seriously'

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:58:55 +0200

Poland's foreign minister complains that his country has been mistreated by the European Union. SPIEGEL spoke with Witold Waszczykowski about what Warsaw wants, what Warsaw gets and his country's troubled relationship with Germany.

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'Typical Liberal Media Bias': A Father and Daughter Spar over Trump

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:06:00 +0200

SPIEGEL staffer Jiffer Bourguignon was disappointed when her father voted for Donald Trump. A little shy of two months after the billionaire real estate tycoon became president, she reached out to her dad in the form of a telephone debate on the new administration's policies.

Left Behind: Germany's Race to Catch Up in the Startup World

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:44:38 +0200

Although it is a business powerhouse, Germany's economy is dominated by pre-internet companies. Now the country is realizing that if it wants to remain strong, it needs to create the next Google -- and reinvent the way its entrepreneurs work.

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A Wounded Metropolis: London in the Age of Terror and Brexit

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:17:11 +0100

London is the epicenter of globalization, a glut of money and creativity -- and the antithesis of Brexit parochialism. It is also the best city in the world.

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Two Years of Uncertainty: Europe Prepares for Tough Brexit Negotiations

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:42:00 +0100

The official divorce proceedings between Britain and the European Union are expected to begin on Wednesday, when Prime Minister Theresa May triggers Article 50. So far, the UK and the EU haven't even agreed on the first issues they intend to negotiate. By SPIEGEL Staff

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A Week with the White House Press Corps: Inside Trump's War on the Traditional Media

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:07:00 +0100

Since his declaration that the media is the "enemy of the people," White House correspondents have been battling to maintain their position in the new America. Trump is giving them competition by filling the press corps with trolls and a new wave of right-wing media.

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Targeting Terrorists: Germany's Dilemma in Dealing with Islamist Threats

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:13:00 +0100

German police believe there are 602 Islamists living in the country who could be capable of perpetrating a terrorist attack. Politicians want to crack down on possible extremists, but many of the measures under consideration are ineffective or legally dubious. By SPIEGEL Staff

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Myths of Migration: Much of What We Think We Know Is Wrong

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:51:08 +0100

The debate over migration is plagued by a variety of inaccuracies and misunderstandings -- on both the right and the left. Here is what the research really shows.

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Resisting the Siren Song: Stopping the Advance of the Right-Wing Populists

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:02:07 +0100

The recent election in the Netherlands has sparked hope that the march of the right-wing populists has been halted. But it's important that populism be answered with democratic confidence rather than misguided imitation.

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Interview with German Intelligence Chief: 'Coup in Turkey Was Just a Welcome Pretext'

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:10:00 +0100

German intelligence doesn't buy Turkish President Erdogan's claims that last year's coup attempt was backed by the Gülen movement. BND chief Bruno Kahl, 54, speaks with SPIEGEL about Turkey, possible Russian interference in German elections and what to expect from Islamic State.

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SPIEGEL Interview with Emmanuel Macron: 'I Am Offering the French Renewal'

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:29:00 +0100

In an interview, French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron discusses his surprise political ascent, the desire of many for a new kind of politics and the necessity of widespread reforms in his country.

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PEDs on the Pitch: The Lie of Drug-Free Football

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:02:07 +0100

It is often said that taking performance enhancing drugs makes no sense for soccer players. Then why do so many do so? An internal list from the World Anti-Doping Agency reveals the substances players have been caught using. And shows that football officials seek to play down the issue.

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Countdown to the Election: How Emmanuel Macron Upended French Politics

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:06:00 +0100

Emmanuel Macron is the most unconventional French presidential candidate in decades, and if he keeps his momentum, he could keep Marine Le Pen from taking power. His promise to voters: the building of a new France.

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A Triumph of Reason: Dutch Election Slows Europe's Populists

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:24:16 +0100

Prime Minister Mark Rutte has decisively won the Dutch national election, with right-wing populist Geert Wilders trailing far behind. The incumbent leader played the country's tensions with Turkey to his own advantage -- his victory is good news for Europe.

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Erdogan and His Followers: Turkish Referendum Casts Dark Shadow over Germany

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:07:44 +0100

Turkey is divided ahead of a key constitutional referendum to grant President Erdogan more power. So too is Germany's Turkish population. Officials are concerned that violence could be the result while ordinary Germans are unable to understand how anyone could support Erdogan. By SPIEGEL Staff

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Fallow Ground: A City of Workers Turns to Wilders

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 16:26:00 +0100

The city of Almere, once crafted as a Dutch utopia on land reclaimed from the sea, used to be a center-left stronghold. Now, though, as voters in the Netherlands go to the polls on Wednesday, the town's support is behind right-wing populist Geert Wilders. What changed?

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Erdogan's Perfect Storm: Netherlands Dispute Gives Turkey Perfect Election Fodder

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:01:18 +0100

Ankara is piling on in its dispute with the Netherlands after the country refused to allow key government members to hold political rallies in the country over the weekend. Turkey is calling for retaliation in the "harshest ways" and President Erdogan has found the perfect election issue.