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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:52:00 +0100European Parliament officials in Brussels are criticizing Angela Merkel's only real rival in upcoming German elections. Martin Schulz stands accused of circumventing standard channels to grant lucrative perks to his staff -- at the expense of taxpayers.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:15:34 +0100Islamic State is in deep financial trouble. A new study by King's College in London provides the first in-depth look at the terrorist group's revenue structure and why its business model is now failing.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:35:00 +0100With the fall of Aleppo, the regime of Bashar Assad once again controls the country's second-largest city. But is reconciliation possible in the country? A journey through the dictator's rump state.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:07:08 +0100Europe has long relied on America for its defense. But that era is rapidly coming to an end. It is time for a stronger European defense alliance that is less dependent on the U.S. and more capable of asserting its own interests with Russia and Turkey.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:06:20 +0100Washington is threatening consequences if NATO member states don't increase their defense spending. Germany is the primary focus of the demand. But the Defense Ministry in Berlin is already having trouble spending the money it currently has at its disposal.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:01:00 +0100NATO is in danger and the West is losing its cohesion. Lessons of the past warn us to stand tall against those seeking to unravel a global security framework that has kept us safe since World War II.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:45:00 +0100The Minsk agreement, designed to bring peace to eastern Ukraine, turned two this week. But it hasn't stopped the violence -- in part because Kiev has done little to promote reconciliation. If that doesn't change, unifying the country will prove impossible.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:27:39 +0100The future of NATO and trans-Atlantic relations will be at the top of the agenda at the Munich Security Conference, which begins on Friday. British political scientist Anthony Glees says that Germany must become a "muscular democracy" and take the lead in Europe.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:21:56 +0100The surprise news that former European Parliament president Martin Schulz will run against Angela Merkel to become Germany's next chancellor has rekindled interest in politics in the country. After two lackluster elections in 2009 and 2013, it also fosters new hope for a liberal democracy in crisis.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:14:35 +0100Ahead of the G-20 meeting in Baden-Baden in mid-March, threats from the U.S. and Britain to discard the international tax framework promise to dominate discussion. Germany is already planning countermeasures.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:48:32 +0100With just six months until Germans go to the polls, Angela Merkel's re-election is looking less certain by the week. Martin Schulz is a dangerous adversary and his Social Democrats are full of the kind of enthusiasm that the chancellor's party lacks. By SPIEGEL Staff
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:39:00 +0100Britain's Daily Mail is infamous for spreading hatred and fear. The newspaper has become even more shrill following Brexit. Wikipedia banned use of the publication as a reference last week, but the decision is unlikely to change much.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:13:24 +0100Romania finds itself gripped by the largest protests since 1989 as the country rallies against corruption. The pro-EU demonstrators are young, organize via social media and are targeting the country's political elite.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:24:39 +0100In the race for the French presidency, one candidate after the other has stumbled. Conservative François Fillon's campaign is the latest to come undone after reports of financial irregularities involving his wife. Who will be the one to stand up to Marine Le Pen?
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:19:00 +0100Propaganda spreads faster on social media than serious information and we've just experienced what an election looks like in the post-factual world. The European Union should launch its own broadcasting channel to counter the lies, draw Europe together and defend democracy.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 19:39:55 +0100With the Social Democrats surging in the polls after choosing Martin Schulz as their candidate for chancellor, the German election campaign has begun. But Chancellor Merkel's conservatives are deeply divided -- and trying in vain to paper over their differences.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 15:01:00 +0100Martin Schulz, the former president of European Parliament, is now running against Angela Merkel for the German Chancellery. SPIEGEL speaks with him about populism, the stability of democracy and Donald Trump.
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 17:30:00 +0100Some have criticized the image on the cover of this week's DER SPIEGEL, but the symbol it depicts is a serious one: the very real threat that President Donald Trump poses to liberal democracy.
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 19:51:10 +0100Is Donald Trump in the process of transforming the United States into an autocracy? His first weeks in office make it look as though that is his aim. The president is hewing closely to the ideas of his chief strategist, making Stephen Bannon the most dangerous man in America. By SPIEGEL Staff
Sun, 05 Feb 2017 11:14:00 +0100The United States president is becoming a danger to the world. It is time for Germany and Europe to prepare their political and economic defenses.