Germany Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:59:00 +0100Fact-Check: Is There Truth To Refugee Rape Reports?
Right-wing websites claim that Germany is facing an alleged epidemic of rape cases committed by refugees, fueling panic about the recent influx of foreigners and the safety of women in the country. We investigated one site's reports and found many pr...Fri, 12 Jan 2018 19:01:35 +0100Grand Coalition Redux: Progress for Merkel In Search for a Government
An end to Germany's leadership vacuum may finally be in sight as Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the center-left Social Democrats reached a preliminary agreement on Friday morning. But there are plenty of hurdles still left to clear.Mon, 08 Jan 2018 09:44:56 +0100Germany's Foreign Minister: 'We Are Seeing What Happens When the U.S. Pulls Back'
In an interview, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel urges Germany to pay greater attention to the future of the EU. He warns that there are no vacuums in international politics and that when the U.S. withdraws, Russia or China step in.Thu, 04 Jan 2018 18:29:47 +0100Germany's New Hate Speech Law: Populists Fight for Their Right to Racism
German right-wing populists are blasting a new law regulating hate postings on Twitter and Facebook, saying it destroys freedom of opinion in the country. But their tirades are misplaced.Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:01:44 +0100Country without a Government: Merkel's Difficult Road to a Coalition
Three months after the election, Germany is as far away from a governing coalition as ever and Social Democrats don't expect an agreement before Easter. Meanwhile, Germany's influence in the EU is on the wane. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
Germany European News Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:22:02 +0100Jihad on the Mediterranean?: 'I Heard Their Screams, and Then They Were Gone'
Seven Muslim refugees from Africa were recently convicted in Italy of throwing Christians from a dinghy on the journey across the Mediterranean. Prosecutors say it was a crime of faith. But was it?Wed, 03 Jan 2018 17:43:00 +0100Commissioner Oettinger on EU Reform: Macron Ideas 'An Excellent Basis for Discussion'
European Commissioner Günther Oettinger, 64, says in an interview with DER SPIEGEL that a United States of Europe is a worthwhile goal. He urges Germany to take French President Macron's proposals seriously -- and to form a government as soon as pos...Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:28:56 +0100Not So Great: Britain Grows Increasingly Hostile to EU Citizens
Ever since the Brexit referendum in June 2016, European Union citizens in the UK have felt increasingly unwelcome. Harrassment is on the rise and the government itself has fed the hate.Tue, 05 Dec 2017 14:26:47 +0100Ego Trip in Brussels: Juncker Seeks Greater Commission Control over Eurozone
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker would like the EU executive to have more control over the Eurozone in the future. But member states aren't eager to give up control.Thu, 30 Nov 2017 12:37:39 +0100Potential Catastrophe: How the Irish Border Became Brexit's Biggest Hurdle
A new "hard" border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland could have dire economic consequences for both sides -- and reignite old feuds. Now Dublin is playing hardball with British negotiators.