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Published: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:21:40 +0100

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German Meltdown: Everyone Loses in Coalition Collapse

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:47:00 +0100

After the collapse of the German coalition talks, the blame game has already begun. Yet all the parties bear responsibility for how the negotiations failed.


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Collapsed Coalition Talks: What's Next for Merkel and Germany?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:13:00 +0100

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's attempts to assemble a governing coalition collapsed on Sunday night. Much of the blame is falling on the shoulders of the business-friendly Free Democrats, but what happens next?


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War on Hunger: The Massive Logistical Challenge of Feeding the Starving

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:28:00 +0100

Risky air drops and truck deliveries across some of the most dangerous roads in the world: To tackle what is currently Africa's worst hunger crisis, the U.N. World Food Program is using all means at its disposal. Every month, the agency moves more than 25,000 tons of food in its war on hunger.



The Future of the SPD: Martin Schulz Faces a Fight for Survival

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:18:37 +0100

Germany's Social Democrats had a grim result in this year's federal elections. Now chancellor candidate Martin Schulz is battling for re-election as SPD chairman. His quest isn't just about power, it's also about his legacy.


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Germany's Next Government: Coalition Talks Go Into Overtime

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:53:00 +0100

Exploratory talks on forming a new government were supposed to have finished in Berlin on Thursday night. Instead, they have hit a wall, with parties continuing to squabble over key issues. Whether or not Angela Merkel can put together an alliance and avert fresh elections is becoming unclear.


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A Country, Still Divided: Why Is the Former East Germany Tilting Populist?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:19:19 +0100

The Berlin Wall fell 28 years ago, yet vast divisions remain between the former East and West of the country. In the recent election, the populist AfD party did particularly well in the eastern states. But why? By DER SPIEGEL staff


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War in Yemen: In a Devastated Country, One City Is Thriving  

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:10:00 +0100

The city of Marib in Yemen was long seen as an al-Qaida stronghold. But as the rest of the war-ravaged country descends ever deeper into chaos, it has become an unofficial capital with booming businesses and a popular university, a place poised between horror and hope.



#MeToo: The European Parliament's Sexual Harassment Problem

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 13:07:00 +0100

Sexual harassment has long been a fact of life in the European Parliament in Brussels. Recently, some women have begun speaking up. But the law-making body has been slow to address the problem.


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Custom Brewed Lifestyle: The Booming Coffee Industry and Those It's Left Behind

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:46:37 +0100

For decades, coffee was about as exciting as washing powder and detergent. But today it has become a lifestyle statement. The bean boom, though, hides the brutal economic realities behind coffee production. By DER SPIEGEL staff



Wolfgang Kubicki on Tax Havens: 'We Can Solve the Problem Unilaterally'

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 18:06:06 +0100

Wolfgang Kubicki of the business-friendly Free Democrats could end up being Germany's next finance minister. He spoke with DER SPIEGEL about what should be done about tax havens in the EU and further afield.


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Game for the Wealthy: The Ongoing Battle against Tax Havens

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 18:04:00 +0100

The Paradise Papers offer only the most recent look into the widespread practice of tax avoidance. Governments around the world have taken steps recently to block such strategies, but it is unclear whether they will ultimately be successful.


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Paradise Looted: How Sicily Became Ungovernable

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 17:54:46 +0100

Italy's poorest region, Sicily, is the country's problem child. Now it has elected a new government. To fix the island, it will have to overcome corruption and widespread Mafia control - and figure out how to convince its population not to leave.


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The Undrained Swamp: Trump's Washington, One Year On

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 11:28:00 +0100

It has been one year since Donald Trump was elected to the White House, but the mutual hatred between the president and Washington D.C. has not dissipated. And the city has refused to back down to the Trumpian bluster.


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100 Years Since the October Revolution: Russia's Unloved Anniversary

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 10:21:49 +0100

It has been 100 years since the October Revolution that heralded the Bolshevik takeover of Russia and changed the world. Yet today, Russians have mixed feelings about the centenary and approach it with care.



Moral Emptiness: Donald Trump and the Erosion of American Greatness

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 11:44:28 +0100

Some say Donald Trump's presidency does not present an existential threat to the American Republic. But after a year of MAGA, it has become clear that a disaster is unfolding whose consequences for humanity and decency will be substantial.


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Digital Darwinism: We Need New Rules for the Internet Economy

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 18:12:40 +0100

Antitrust laws only go so far when addressing companies that don't produce any physical goods. It is time to negotiate a new set of rules. Otherwise, our future economy will be dominated by just a few companies.


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Hot Air in Germany: Coalition Talks Stalling on Climate Targets

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 18:12:23 +0100

Germany is way behind on its emissions reduction goals, but coalition talks currently underway in Berlin aren't likely to help. Instead of embracing the shift to renewables as an economic opportunity, wariness of future technologies remains.


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Exit Eritrea: A Visit to 'Africa's North Korea'

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 09:39:00 +0100

After Syrians, refugees from Eritrea have the best chance of gaining asylum in Germany. But are conditions in the isolated one-party state really so brutal?



German Development Aid in Africa: A Killing in Congo Reveals Human Cost of Conservation

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 17:19:00 +0100

On August 26, rangers killed a member of the Batwa Tribe in a German-funded national park, in eastern Congo. The Batwa had lived for centuries in the park before conservationists forced them out. Is German development money putting animals before humans?



International Law: The Banality of Crimes against Migrants

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 14:35:08 +0200

Around the world, migrants are locked up in camps, abused and often driven to the brink of starvation. Many die as a result. These crimes should finally be punished, by the International Criminal Court.


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