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Terrorism or Insanity?: Attack Underscores Need To Address Refugees' Mental H...
10 Aug 2017 at 12:39pm
In 2015, Ahmed A. was an unremarkable Palestinian asylum applicant with dreams of a new life in Germany. Two years later, he went on a deadly stabbing spree in a Hamburg supermarket. His transformation highlights a growing problem among refugees in the country: mental illness.
'Everything is Fine': A Syrian Family's Quest to Become German
9 Aug 2017 at 4:23am
The Muatis are one of hundreds of thousands of refugee families who have come to Germany from Syria since the war broke out. They desperately want to fit in and contribute to society, but even as the children relish their newfound freedoms, the parents worry about their future.
The End of a Legend: 'Made in Germany' Label Badly Damaged By Car Scandal
4 Aug 2017 at 11:20am
Germany's diesel scandal occurred because the government has long been too lenient on the automobile industry. Deep ties between politicians and the sector allowed the situation to get out of hand, with enormous damage to the country's reputation as one of the world's best carmakers. By SPIEGEL Staff
Chancellor Candidate Unloads: Germany's Martin Schulz Says Trump 'Far Worse' ...
3 Aug 2017 at 8:42am
Martin Schulz, the rival who wants to unseat Angela Merkel as chancellor in September, made headlines before the election with his criticism of Donald Trump. In an interview with DER SPIEGEL he now describes the U.S. president as a "risk to the whole world" and expresses shock over his "merciless nepotism."
The Cartel: Collusion Between Germany's Biggest Carmakers
27 Jul 2017 at 5:10am
The diesel scandal is not a failure on the part of individual companies, but rather the result of collusion among German automakers that lasted for years. Audi, BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen and Porsche coordinated their activities in more than a thousand meetings. The exposure of a cartel.
Chaos at the G-20: How Hamburg Failed to Protect Its Citizens
14 Jul 2017 at 9:06am
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
Lasting Questions from Hamburg: Was the G-20 Summit Really Worth It?
8 Jul 2017 at 1:17pm
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
8 Jul 2017 at 12:27pm
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.
Black Friday: Hamburg's G-20 Security Failure
8 Jul 2017 at 9:52am
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?
Don't Conflate Demonstrators with Rioters: Legitimate Protest Is More Importa...
8 Jul 2017 at 6:45am
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.
Open Break: Climate Disagreement Clouding G-20 Summit
7 Jul 2017 at 11:02am
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.
G20 Protests: Police Opt for Brute Force in Hamburg
7 Jul 2017 at 8:07am
The police stopped the "Welcome to Hell" demo on Thursday night with brute force. Both sides escalated the situation, with some police action sparking panic in the crowds.
Germany Approves Gay Marriage: Next Stop Constitutional Court?
30 Jun 2017 at 9:44am
On Friday, German parliament passed a law paving the way for gay marriage. But the language of the country's constitution could lead to a serious legal challenge. It may be too soon to celebrate. By SPIEGEL Staff
Cultural Conundrum: What Does It Mean To Be a Hamburger?
26 Jun 2017 at 8:18am
As Germany prepares for next week's G-20 summit, the world has its eyes on Hamburg. The city has seen a decline in the port culture that put it on the map, but the recent success of its spectacular new concert hall has forced many residents to reflect anew on what it means to be a Hamburger.
The Last Act: A Raging Battle over Kohl's Legacy
23 Jun 2017 at 9:46am
For years, Helmut Kohl's second wife held a tight grip over his legacy. With his passing now, she is pushing for an EU state funeral rather than a national one -- and even considered not inviting any German leaders to speak. A major dispute is expected over the estate of one of Europe's most distinguished politicians.