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SPIEGEL ONLINE - International

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Published: Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:04:43 +0100

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Population Explosion: Ethiopia's Plans to Bridge the Urban-Rural Divide

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:58:02 +0100

Ethiopia's population has tripled over the past few decades. Millions of farmers are leaving the fields only to end up living in the slums of huge cities. City planners believe they have found a solution -- in the remote countryside.

The Ghosts of Islamic State: 'Liberated' Areas of Iraq Still Terrorized by Violence

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:29:40 +0100

Officially, Islamic State has been driven out of the Hawija district of Iraq. But the jihadist groups are still there and continue to terrorize the populace. They often show up in the dark of night.

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Reporter Podcast: Changing Lives via Text Message

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:19:49 +0100

An NGO is giving Kenyan villagers a basic income -- for many years, and by mobile phone. In an interview, reporter Patrick Witte explains how the project works and the impact it is having on peoples' lives.

Reporter Podcast: What Palm Oil Farmers in Thailand Are Doing Right

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:54:27 +0100

Palm oil has a bad reputation. But it's also not true that rainforests are being cut down everywhere to make way for palm oil plantations. In an interview, reporter Vanessa Steinmetz talks about a more sustainable approach to palm oil farming.

Reporter Podcast: Uganda's Generous Treatment of Refugees

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:48:00 +0100

Maria Feck and Christoph Titz traveled to Uganda and were particularly impressed by the large numbers of refugees taken in by the small country. In an interview, the reporters talk about unusual refugee camps, corruption and the soundtrack of their trip.

Interview with Dutch Prime Minister Rutte on Eurozone Reforms: 'We Won't Simply Rubberstamp Everything'

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:46:00 +0100

All eyes have been on Germany and France recently when it comes to reforming the European common currency. But in an interview with DER SPIEGEL, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, 51, says that the Netherlands should not be ignored.

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From Russia with Death: A Soviet Nerve Agent Triggers a New Cold War

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 19:39:00 +0100

The poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter earlier this month has significantly worsened already tense relations between Moscow and the West. The crime marks the first chemical weapons attack on Western Europe since the end of World War II. By DER SPIEGEL Staff

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Dark Side of the Dream: Why Arsenal Star Per Mertesacker Is Happy to Leave Football

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:27:28 +0100

After 15 years as a professional football player, Arsenal player Per Mertesacker is hanging up his boots. Plagued by injuries and stressed by the game, he argues that it's time for people to understand its human cost.

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The Two Women at the Top: Inside the Relationship Between Berlin's Uncertain New Allies

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:09:00 +0100

Never before in German history have two governing parties been led by women. The country's political stability will now hinge on the relationship between Andrea Nahles and Angela Merkel. By DER SPIEGEL Staff

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Refugee Bedtime Stories: 'A Long, Long Time Ago, Syria Was Beautiful, My Son'

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 14:00:02 +0100

Bedtime stories convey a sense of security and closeness. But what tales do people without a home or homeland share with their children? Stories full of hope and warmth.

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Creative Destruction: Macron Eyes Expanding His Movement Across Europe

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 12:10:11 +0100

French President Emmanuel Macron launched a brand new political movement in his bid for the French presidency. Now, he wants to do the same for Europe. But the Brussels establishment is wary.

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'The Sale of Our Identity': C&A Family Member Discusses Firm's Uncertain Future

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 11:24:47 +0100

They are one of Europe's richest families, and also extremely tight-lipped. With news of the company's potential sale, a member of the Brenninkmeijer family, which owns fashion retailer C&A, has come forward to address the rumors.

The Trade Warrior: Donald Trump's Attack on German Prosperity

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 18:15:10 +0100

U.S. President Donald Trump seems intent on launching a trade war. He is ignoring appeals to common sense coming from Europe and Asia, but one country stands to lose more than any other: Germany. By DER SPIEGEL Staff

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Reporter Podcast: Understanding the Riddles of Greenland

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 17:57:50 +0100

Christoph Seidler traveled to the vast Greenland ice sheet to visit scientists studying global warming there. In an interview, the reporter talks about what makes such projects so special and why he almost didn't make it back.

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The Putin System: How Russia's Eternal President Has Changed His Country

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 17:55:46 +0100

Russians will be going to the polls on March 18, but it is already clear who will emerge victorious. Vladimir Putin has been at the helm for almost 20 years -- both dramatically changing his country and subjugating it at the same time.

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Plastic-Choked Seas: Marcella Hansch Wants to Save the Ocean

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:34:32 +0100

Up to 13 million tons of plastic wind up in the ocean each year. German architect Marcella Hansch has developed a platform designed to remove that waste from our seas. But it wasn't something she planned.

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Cyber-Espionage Hits Berlin: The Breach from the East

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 15:29:00 +0100

German intelligence officials issued warnings back in 2016 of a cyber-espionage group known as Snake. But the apparently Russian hackers behind the group were able to breach the German government nonetheless. By DER SPIEGEL Staff

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Where's the Enthusiasm?: Germany's New Milquetoast Government

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 11:44:35 +0100

With the Social Democrats having approved a new coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel, Germany finally has a government. Despite the breakthrough, however, enthusiasm is in short supply in Berlin.

Hope for a New Beginning: Two Years in a German Teen Refugee Home

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 11:25:00 +0100

In recent years, thousands of unaccompanied minors have arrived in Germany hoping to be recognized as refugees. DER SPIEGEL followed eight Afghan teenagers in a group home as they inched their way through the ups and downs of asylum process.

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The Diesel Delusion: Court Ruling Could Change Future of Mobility in Germany

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 19:01:26 +0100

A major court ruling in Germany on Tuesday means that millions of diesel cars may soon be banned from city centers in the country. The verdict clearly exposes the vast failings of German policymakers over the years and their cozy relationship with the automobile industry. By DER SPIEGEL Staff

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