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Sidelined: Germany's Incredibly Shrinking Role on the World Stage
With a wayward president at the helm in the United States, the world has become a more dangerous place. In response, though, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is once again steering Germany to the foreign policy sidelines, clearing the way for French President Emmanuel Macron. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
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Interview with James Comey: 'What Am I Doing? How Did I End Up Here?'
In a DER SPIEGEL interview, former FBI Director James Comey discusses how U.S. President Donald Trump resembles a mafia boss, the dangers of egocentrism and why impeachment would let the American people off the hook.
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Football Leaks: Cristiano Ronaldo Used Offshore Firms in Luxembourg and Jersey
As an athlete, Cristiano Ronaldo may be in top form, but his financial dealings are looking increasingly bleak. DER SPIEGEL has obtained documents showing that the football superstar was active in more tax havens than previously known.
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An Island Disappears: Dead End in the Mississippi Delta
The island of Jean Charles in the Mississippi River Delta has provided refuge to Native Americans for decades. Now, though, the island is disappearing. Many have decided to leave.
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Germany and Immigration: The Changing Face of the Country
Many Germans feel foreign in their own country and are afraid that immigration is changing their homeland rapidly. Every fifth person in Germany comes from an immigration background and that number will continue to climb. What does that mean for the country? By DER SPIEGEL Staff
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Thank You, Donald!: What Trump Means for Germany's Future
The cracks in trans-Atlantic relations caused by Donald Trump's election provide an opportunity for Germany to finally forge ahead with its own foreign policy. One that draws Europe together and fights for what is right.
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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas: 'Syria Is Not Auschwitz'
In a DER SPIEGEL interview, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas discusses Germany's position on Syria, criticizes U.S. President Donald Trump's Twitter diplomacy and calls for a tougher approach to Russia.
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Learning from Crisis: Inside the Effort to Improve Emergency Care in Haiti
A year and a half after Hurricane Matthew, Haiti's health care system is still ill-equipped for another major disaster. Several innovative groups are now training doctors and nurses to better prepare them for catastrophes.
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The Power of the Algorithms: Pedro Domingos on the Arms Race in Artificial Intelligence
In an interview, best-selling author and machine-learning expert Pedro Domingos discusses the global competition to take the lead in artificial intelligence, the advance of autocrats and the threats modern technology presents to Western democracies.
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En Marche One Year On: How Macron's Movement Is Transforming French Politics
Nearly one year ago, Emmanuel Macron became the president of France. Since then, members of his En Marche movement have begun reimagining the world of French politics while governing the country at the same time. Can it work?
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Donald Trump's War Games: Why Intervening in Syria Is the Wrong Move
U.S. President Donald Trump this week issued a Twitter threat to Russia and hinted that America would soon attack Syria. But even if Assad does deserve punishment for again using chemical weapons, the urge to intervene should be resisted.
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'Get Ready Russia': Donald Trump Is Stuck In The Syrian Quagmire
Following last weekend's suspected chemical weapons attack, the Syrian conflict could escalate once again. U.S. President Donald Trump's Twitter threat and Russian response show just how dangerous the situation has become. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
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Priced Out: Rising Rents Are Putting the Squeeze on Germans
Housing shortages have become a serious issue in many German cities, where there is a shortfall around 2 million affordable apartments. A new study shows that the problem is hitting low-earners hard.
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A Woman's World in the Caucasus: Nagorno-Karabakh's Grand Experiment
The small, renegade republic of Nagorno-Karabakh in the Caucasus is deeply patriachal. But for the last several years, more and more women have been rising to positions of leadership in the government, courts and universities. The development has changed the country.
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Hungarian Elections: What Orbán's Third Win Could Mean for Europe
With his strong election victory on Sunday, Hungary's Viktor Orbán exceeded all expectations. What will the party's third win mean for Europe?
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Poisoned Dialogue: Skripal Case Descends into a Propaganda War
In its rush to assign guilt to Moscow for the nerve agent attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter, the British government now finds itself on the defensive. Some German politicians have their doubts. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
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Former Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams: 'It's Still My View That the Use of Armed Actions Is Legitimate'
April 10 marks the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement that brought tentative peace to Northern Ireland. In an interview, Gerry Adams, the deal's co-architect, discusses the ongoing conflict and why Brexit could become a curse -- or a blessing -- for the region.
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Opinion: German Court Made Right Decision in Releasing Puigdemont
A German court ruled Thursday to temporarily release Catalonian separatist leader Carles Puigdemont. The case is still under review, but the judges have lifted the most serious charge the former leader faced. It was the correct decision.
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Wrangling over Warsaw: EU Considers Funding Cuts for Eastern Europe
The European Commission is considering linking member-state subsidies to adherence to the rule of law, a step aimed at bringing a handful of Eastern European countries back into line. But the proposal also threatens to deepen the current rift in Europe.
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Catalonian Independence: Puigdemont Case Puts Germany in a Tight Spot
The arrest of erstwhile Catalonian leader Carles Puigdemont in Germany has put Chancellor Angela Merkel's new government in a tight spot. Berlin has the option of blocking extradition, but any move it makes could backfire. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
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