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Schulz versus Merkel: The Revitalization of Democracy in Germany
16 Feb 2017 at 7:21am
The surprise news that former European Parliament president Martin Schulz will run against Angela Merkel to become Germany's next chancellor has rekindled interest in politics in the country. After two lackluster elections in 2009 and 2013, it also fosters new hope for a liberal democracy in crisis.
Climate Change in Germany: Merkel Might Lose After All
14 Feb 2017 at 6:48am
With just six months until Germans go to the polls, Angela Merkel's re-election is looking less certain by the week. Martin Schulz is a dangerous adversary and his Social Democrats are full of the kind of enthusiasm that the chancellor's party lacks. By SPIEGEL Staff
'Achilles Heel': Merkel's Conservatives Divided as Campaign Begins
9 Feb 2017 at 10:39am
With the Social Democrats surging in the polls after choosing Martin Schulz as their candidate for chancellor, the German election campaign has begun. But Chancellor Merkel's conservatives are deeply divided -- and trying in vain to paper over their differences.
SPIEGEL Interview with Martin Schulz: 'The Trump Approach Will Never Be Our A...
8 Feb 2017 at 6:01am
Martin Schulz, the former president of European Parliament, is now running against Angela Merkel for the German Chancellery. SPIEGEL speaks with him about populism, the stability of democracy and Donald Trump.
A Tectonic Shift in the German Election: Meet the Man Who Will Challenge Merkel
1 Feb 2017 at 5:25am
With the surprise announcement that Martin Schulz, until recently the head of the European Parliament, will be the Social Democrats' chancellor candidate this fall, the German political landscape has undergone a tectonic shift. Now Chancellor Angela Merkel must prepare for a real fight.
Dear Facebook, This Man Is Not a Terrorist: Selfie with Merkel Haunts Refugee
19 Jan 2017 at 8:58am
Under normal circumstances, he would be considered a shining example of integration. But a selfie of Anas Modamani together with German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been used repeatedly to label the young Syrian refugee as a terrorist. The 19-year-old has had enough and is taking legal action against Facebook.
Democracy Under Pressure: Germany Balances Liberty and Security in Face of Te...
6 Jan 2017 at 10:50am
In the wake of the Berlin terror attack, leading German politicians have begun demanding changes to the country's security architecture. With fall elections approaching, the issue is set to dominate the campaign. But there's also a danger of going too far. By SPIEGEL Staff
A Known 'Threat': Why Did Germany Fail to Stop Terrorist?
5 Jan 2017 at 3:41am
German authorities identified Anis Amri as a potential terrorist threat months ago. How did they fail to stop him from committing his deadly attack? These government failures are likely to haunt the country for months to come. By SPIEGEL Staff
Terror in Berlin: How the Attack Has Changed the Country
23 Dec 2016 at 11:16am
Terror attacks bring people together. That, at least, is what used to happen. But the attack in Berlin has followed a different script, with the gap between those content to wait for the facts and those eager to score political points now wider than ever before. A look back at 48 hours that changed the country. By SPIEGEL Staff
Political Firestorm: Did Failures By German Authorities Lead to Attack?
22 Dec 2016 at 9:20am
German authorities identified the main suspect in the attack on a Christmas market in Berlin as a potential Islamist threat months ago. His deportation had even been ordered, but then suspended -- despite knowledge by investigators that he may have offered himself as a suicide bomber. By SPIEGEL Staff
Tunisian Suspect: Man Reportedly Offered Self As Suicide Bomber
22 Dec 2016 at 4:46am
German security agencies had been monitoring Anis Amri for months. SPIEGEL has learned that the Tunisian terror suspect is also believed to have offered his services as a suicide bomber. The language he used, however, was so coded that officials could not make an arrest.
Opinion: Why I Can Feel No Fear
22 Dec 2016 at 2:21am
No fear, no hatred. SPIEGEL ONLINE opinion editor Stefan Kuzmany lives in Berlin, but he feels strangely untouched by Monday's Christmas market terrorist attack.
Suspected Berlin Attacker Anis Amri: Officials Lost Track of A Man Identified...
21 Dec 2016 at 4:59pm
German police are conducting a manhunt for Anis Amri. The Tunisian national is the main suspect in the terrorist attack on a Berlin Christmas market on Monday night. The authorities had been monitoring him for months, but he still managed to avoid detection.
'Completely Unimpressed': Berliners Maintain Composure after Attack
21 Dec 2016 at 6:53am
How is Berlin coping with Christmas market attack? A foray through the city reveals something astounding. The seeds of fear the terrorists sought to plant don't appear to be germinating here.
Attack in Berlin: Germany Orders Manhunt for Tunisian Suspect
21 Dec 2016 at 2:24am
Germany has issued a manhunt order for a Tunisian man whose identity papers were found in the cab of the truck used in Monday's terrorist attack in Berlin. Deportation proceedings had been stalled because he lacked the necessary papers.