German Foreign Minister Maas: 'Trump Could Hardly Have Chosen a Worse Moment'

German Foreign Minister Maas 'Trump Could Hardly Have Chosen a Worse Moment'

In a DER SPIEGEL interview, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas laments America's rejection of multilateralism and says that Donald Trump does not view the U.S. as the leading power among liberal democracies. He's hoping to save the INF. Interview Conducted By Christiane Hoffmann and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

Enshrined Impotence: Germany Joins a Dysfunctional Security Council

Enshrined Impotence Germany Joins a Dysfunctional Security Council

Germany is once again part of the UN Security Council for a two-year stint. But the council's inability to put a stop to the violence in Syria and Yemen in recent years shows the need for reform is more urgent than ever. Can Berlin make a difference? By Dietmar Pieper more... Comment ]


The Year of Populism: Europe's Right Wing Takes Aim at the EU

The Year of Populism Europe's Right Wing Takes Aim at the EU

Right-wing populist parties in Europe have been gaining strength for years. Now, they hope to use European Parliament elections in May as a springboard for gaining greater influence in the EU. Surveys indicate they may be successful. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Fergus Falls: A Fantastic Town

Fergus Falls A Fantastic Town

Fergus Falls in Minnesota is one of the places Claas Relotius spread untruths about. A visit to a small town where the only thing left for a DER SPIEGEL reporter to do is apologize. By Christoph Scheuermann in Fergus Falls, Minnesota more...


War and Pestilence: The Ongoing Fragmentation of Yemen

War and Pestilence The Ongoing Fragmentation of Yemen

There are hopes that a cease-fire could end the fighting in Yemen's civil war. But a visit to the front near Hodeida shows that even if the violence stops, it will be difficult to keep the country together. By Christoph Reuter and Daniel Etter (Photos) more... Comment ]

Addressing the Inevitable: Preparations Begin for the Climate Change Deluge

Addressing the Inevitable Preparations Begin for the Climate Change Deluge

Global sea levels are rising steadily as a result of climate change and the IPCC believes the deluge has already begun. What will it mean for humankind? And what changes will this bring to our coasts and our way of life? By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Escalating Tension: Russia Tries to Strangle Ukraine with New Maritime Strategy

Escalating Tension Russia Tries to Strangle Ukraine with New Maritime Strategy

Russia is adopting a new tactic in its ongoing conflict with Ukraine by cutting off the latter's access to its important ports in the Sea of Azov. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has tried to use the situation to his own advantage -- without much success. By Christian Esch more... Comment ]

Anti-Doping Delay: FIFA's Foot-Dragging in an Investigation in Russia

Anti-Doping Delay FIFA's Foot-Dragging in an Investigation in Russia

Lawyer Richard McLaren was initially supposed to investigate widespread doping allegations in Russian football ahead of the 2018 World Cup. But he was prevented from doing so by a top FIFA official. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Doping Irregularities: Ramos, Ronaldo and the Controllers

Doping Irregularities Ramos, Ronaldo and the Controllers

Do anti-doping rules apply equally to all players and teams? After Real Madrid won the Champions League in 2017, Sergio Ramos was tested for a substance prohibited in competition and caught the eye of inspectors. But the case never reached the light of day. Now, the team captain is entangled in a new affair. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Interview with Suspected 9/11 Recruiter: 'I Didn't Know Anything, With God As My Witness.'

Interview with Suspected 9/11 Recruiter 'I Didn't Know Anything, With God As My Witness.'

German national Mohammed Haydar Zammar has known them all: Osama bin Laden, the Hamburg terror cell that perpetrated the 9/11 attacks and members of Islamic State. In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, he speaks for the first time with journalists inside a Kurdish prison. Interview Conducted by Syara Kareb, Andreas Lünser, Christoph Reuter and Fidelius Schmid more... Comment ]

Don't Get Injured: The Unfair Rules in Women's Football

Don't Get Injured The Unfair Rules in Women's Football

Special rules apply to female football players in the Women's Super League: If they get injured, their contract can be terminated after just three months. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]