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An Inside Job: The Right-Wing Populist Plan to Destroy Europe
Europe's right-wing populists haven't been stopped by the scandal in Austria. They are working hard to destroy the European Union from within its own institutions and the European elections may show how close they are to success. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
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A Letter from DER SPIEGEL: Report on Relotius Fabrications Now Complete
In December 2018, DER SPIEGEL went public with the discovery that a journalist at the magazine had fabricated numerous stories and opened a probe into the fraud. The investigation may be complete, but the reckoning continues.
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Kyriakos Mitsotakis: The Strong Favorite to Become Greece's Next Leader
In Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the scion of a political dynasty, is a big name. He's campaigning with the conservative party to become the country's next prime minister. This weekend's European election offers him a chance to test his prospects.
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Interview with Norwegian Crown Prince Haakon: 'I Would Like to Live Completely Sustainably'
Norwegian Crown Prince Haakon, 45, has been driving an electric car for 15 years and is a champion of renewable energy sources. DER SPIEGEL spoke with him about sustainability and his own country's reliance on fossil fuel production.
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Eternal Poison: Vietnam's Ongoing Fight Against Agent Orange
Hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese suffer from gene mutations resulting from the Americans' use of Agent Orange during the war. Birth defects are still a regular occurrence. Now, 44 years later, the U.S. has suddenly pledged more aid.
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Strache's Defense: The Right-Wing Ideology Exposed
An Austrian far-right politician got caught red-handed. Or was he? Not in his worldview, as became clear during his resignation speech. The right-wing worldview holds that if you're fighting a vast and dangerous enemy, anything goes.
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Austria: The Strache Recordings - The Whole Story
In a secret recording from 2017 obtained by DER SPIEGEL, Austrian Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache of the far-right Freedom Party is heard discussing a deal with a purported Russian millionaire to trade state contracts for campaign support. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
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Archive Document: Queen Outed Herself as a Fan of the EU
Does Britain's future lie in Europe? In 1988, long before the prospect of Brexit, the queen spoke about the issue with a German diplomat. A document viewed by DER SPIEGEL shows that she held a very clear view.
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A Bloc Against the Right: The Dream of a Green Party Alliance with Macron
Influential Franco-German politician Daniel Cohn-Bendit would like the German Greens to join forces with French President Emmanuel Macron to get the European Union back on track. But not everyone is taken with the idea.
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The End of the Bashir Regime: Sudan Revolution Struggles to Keep Momentum
In a working-class neighborhood of Khartoum, six friends helped topple Sudan's dictator, Omar al-Bashir. Now, as they hope for a transition to civilian power, they are afraid their protest is devolving into a street party, and that the military will remain in control.
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Brexit Party Leader Nigel Farage: 'We Want Fundamental Political Change'
Nigel Farage's Brexit Party is leading in the British polls ahead of the European Parliament elections. In an interview, the former UKIP front man talks about upending the UK political system and how he plans to do it.
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Climate Stasis: German Failure on the Road to a Renewable Future
In 2011, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the country was turning away from nuclear energy in favor of a renewable future. Since then, however, progress has been limited. Berlin has wasted billions of euros and resistance is mounting.
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"He Said: 'Save My Life'": Pamela Anderson Discusses Her Visit with Julian Assange
Canadian actress Pamela Anderson, a friend of Julian Assange, recently visited the WikiLeaks founder in prison in Britain. In an interview, she reports on his condition and his fight against extradition to the United States, where he could face additional charges.
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Rising Tensions: Trump's Iran Escalation Poses a Threat for Germany
The U.S. under Donald Trump is exacerbating tensions with Iran, leading many to fear war may be just around the corner. Any military conflict would have dire consequences for Europe, but the Americans remain undeterred. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
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Terror Group Boko Haram: The Suicide Bomber Who Survived
Halima was supposed to die at a market in Chad. And her mission was to take as many people as possible with her -- a mission forced upon her by the terror group Boko Haram. But she survived, and the 20-year-old is now learning how to live again.
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The AfD Dilemma: Germany Struggles to Find Right Approach to Populists
With the AfD now holding seats in every state parliament and in the federal parliament in Berlin, churches, unions and other organizations across Germany are wrestling with a tough question: Is it better to kick the populists out or to try to integrate them? By DER SPIEGEL Staff
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Hell on Earth: Refugees Suffer as Libya's Civil War Rages On
As Libya descends into a bloody civil war, thousands of refugees are trapped in the crossfire. Some are forced to fight as mercenaries, while others are systematically raped, tortured or sold as slaves. One Italian is helping them tell their stories.
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A Nazi Critic and a Gestapo Spy: 'You Can't Report Your Own Father!'
The Gestapo spy Paul Reckzeh denounced a group of Nazi critics in Berlin and two of them were executed. Irmgard Ruppel was the last survivor of the group, and in an interview five decades later, she told the story of what happened.
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The Anti-Environment Party: AfD Hopes to Win Votes by Opposing Climate Protection
German populists are adopting climate change denialism as a new campaign strategy. The far-right Alternative for Germany party has begun directing its unscientific claims at global warming activists like 16-year-old Greta Thunberg and says it wants to be the party that "saves diesel."
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Interview with WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief: 'Everything Was Done To Make Julian Assange's Life Miserable'
In his first interview since Julian Assange's arrest, WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Kristinn Hrafnsson discusses the "disgraceful" detention of the platform's founder, criticism of its links to Russia and what he describes as the "appalling" treatment of Chelsea Manning.
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