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Published: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:35:13 +0200

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From Paragon To Pariah: How Kaczynski Is Driving Poland Away from Europe

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:52:00 +0200

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the most powerful politician in Poland, is the architect of judicial reforms that have drawn massive criticism across Europe. As the Polish government chips away at checks and balances, is it possible the politician could drive the country out of the EU?


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Time To Stand Up to Erdogan?: Germany Debates Tougher Stance Against Turkey

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:45:00 +0200

The recent arrest of German human rights activist Peter Steudtner marks a turning point in relations between Germany and Turkey. In an election year, the center-left Social Democrats want to see a tightening of sanctions, but Angela Merkel has declined. She wants to save the refugee deal the EU has made with Ankara.


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Dr. Smartphone: The Medical Profession's Digital Revolution Is Here

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:01:23 +0200

The health care sector is facing a far-reaching and unpredictable revolution. Smartphones are capable of replacing many devices that have become standard in medical practices and some apps will soon be able to provide diagnoses as well. Patients are becoming less reliant on doctors.



Social Design Award: Transitioning to a Better World

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:41:00 +0200

Community gardeners and other activists in Berlin are helping the Transition movement to take root in the German capital as part of its worldwide campaign for a sustainable society.


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Hipster Extremists: The Alt-Right Movement Behind Trump's Presidency

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 18:54:26 +0200

They helped him get elected, and now the alt-right movement is flourishing under Donald Trump's presidency. Their recipe: racism, Islamophobia, sexism and chauvinism packaged in a hypocritical veneer of hipster cool.


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Chaos at the G-20: How Hamburg Failed to Protect Its Citizens

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 18:06:10 +0200

The violence that erupted at the G-20 summit last week has raised significant questions as to whether protecting world leaders was prioritized over the safety of the people of Hamburg. Police records from the weekend reveal the full scale of the chaos. By SPIEGEL Staff


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Exodus: The Uncertain Fate of Iraq's Largest Christian City

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 14:28:45 +0200

Before Islamic State invaded, Qaraqosh was home to Iraq's largest Christian community. Now liberated after three years of occupation, little remains and former residents are considering whether its worth rebuilding in a country with an unclear future.


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Interview with Naomi Klein: 'The Left Has Been Far Too Timid'

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 13:16:38 +0200

Naomi Klein helped launch the anti-globalization movement with her book, "No Logo." Twenty years later, DER SPIEGEL spoke to her about the Hamburg G-20, the current generation of protesters and her concern about how Donald Trump will react in a crisis.


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France, Germany and the EU: The European Motor Sputters to Life

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 17:50:55 +0200

Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Emmanuel Macron hope to reinvigorate the Franco-German partnership. Yet even as military cooperation moves forward, the two countries are still far apart on eurozone reforms.


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Tennis Pro Alexander Zverev: 'We Are Supposed to Be Robots'

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:08:52 +0200

Alexander Zverev, 20, is Germany's best male tennis player and has made it to the top 16 at Wimbledon this week, his best Grand Slam performance ever. SPIEGEL spoke with him about breaking rackets, lifting weights and the pitfalls of social media.


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Lasting Questions from Hamburg: Was the G-20 Summit Really Worth It?

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 22:17:00 +0200

The Hamburg summit is over. Overshadowed by the violence on the streets outside, Angela Merkel and the rest of the G-20 leaders managed to find mini-compromises on major issues. But the question remains: Was it worth it?



The G-20 in Hamburg: A Look Back at the Summit

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 21:27:00 +0200

Reports, interviews and analysis: Take a look back at highlights of our coverage of this week's G-20 summit, which brought leaders of the world's leading industrialized countries to Hamburg to discuss the most pressing issues of our time.


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The G-18.5: What the G-20 Declaration Means for the Climate

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 20:05:07 +0200

All G-20 participants, except for the U.S., underlined their commitment to the Paris climate change agreement. It is a significant success for Merkel, even if Turkish President Erdogan changed his mind after the summit.


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Black Friday: Hamburg's G-20 Security Failure

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 18:52:00 +0200

Stores were looted, cars burned and bands of anarchists marauded through the streets. At times, the police were completely overwhelmed by the scale of violence at the G-20 summit in Hamburg. What went wrong?



A Family Affair: The Road to Donald Leads through Ivanka

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 17:14:00 +0200

Ivanka Trump briefly took her father's place at the G-20 negotiating table on Saturday. But hostess Angela Merkel is happy to have the U.S. president's daughter at the summit. A good relationship with Ivanka provides a reliable channel to the White House.


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Don't Conflate Demonstrators with Rioters: Legitimate Protest Is More Important than Ever

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 15:45:00 +0200

Black-masked rioters left behind a trail of destruction in Hamburg on Friday night -- and showed that they are only interested in violence. But real political protest is more important than ever.


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G-20 Critics Are Wrong: This Is the Closest We Have To a World Government

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 14:44:00 +0200

The G-20 may have many shortcomings, but it is more important than ever for addressing the global problems humanity faces. It's a format we should strengthen -- not something we should get rid of.


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+++ G20 Newsblog in English +++: Merkel Open about Disagreement with U.S. on Climate

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 07:57:00 +0200

In her closing G-20 speech on Saturday, Merkel noted that the summit's final declaration reveals clear disagreement with the U.S. on climate issues. She says she's not optimistic that Washington will return to the Paris climate agreement.



Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau: 'The European Union Must Decide'

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 23:44:00 +0200

In an interview, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discusses free trade, climate change and his country's delicate relationship with its neighbor to the south: Donald Trump's United States.


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Open Break: Climate Disagreement Clouding G-20 Summit

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 20:02:00 +0200

The U.S. is isolated when it comes to climate change at the G-20 -- and it is a disagreement that will likely be mentioned in the summit's closing declaration, SPIEGEL has learned.


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