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Friday, January 30, 2015

Der Spiegel

Opinion: The Myth of Humane Killing

Opinion: The Myth of Humane Killing
Recent events involving a controversial drug, cruel mistakes and arbitrary, last-minute decisions have exposed the United States' system of capital punishment for exactly what it is: a human rights violation unworthy of a democracy. A Commentary By Markus Feldenkirchenmore... Comment ]
SPIEGEL E-Book: 1914 - 2014. The Disturbing Relevance of World War I
  • Even a century after the outbreak of World War I, its consequences can still be felt. SPIEGEL explored this phenomenon in a recent series, using World War I as the starting point for observing conditions today in a number of the world's regions. These included the role of the United States as a superpower and global police force, the ongoing failure of peace efforts in the Middle East and the as yet unresolved ethnic divisions in the Balkans last manifested in the Bosnian War. In the 12 features, now compiled as an E-Book, SPIEGEL reporters describe the effects of the primal catastrophe of the 20th century that remain present today.
  • Edited By Alfred Weinzierl and Klaus Wiegrefe:
    1914 - 2014The Disturbing Relevance of World War I.
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Draghi's Dangerous BetThe Perils of a Weak Euro

Draghi's Dangerous Bet: The Perils of a Weak Euro
The recent decision by the European Central Bank to open the monetary floodgates has weakened the euro and is boosting the German economy. But the move increases the threat of turbulence on the financial markets and could trigger a currency war. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Ghost ShipsTurkey Becomes Springboard for Syrians Heading to Europe

Ghost Ships: Turkey Becomes Springboard for Syrians Heading to Europe
Turkey has become a hub for human traffickers, with freighters picking up Syrians in the port city and smuggling them on to Europe. It's a lucrative business built on the hardships of others.  By SPIEGEL Staffmore... Comment ]

Source Code SimilaritiesExperts Unmask 'Regin' Trojan as NSA Tool

Source Code Similarities: Experts Unmask 'Regin' Trojan as NSA Tool
Just weeks ago, SPIEGEL published the source code of an NSA malware program known internally as QWERTY. Now, experts have found that it is none other than the notorious trojan Regin, used in dozens of cyber attacks around the world. By Marcel Rosenbach, Hilmar Schmundt and Christian Stöcker more... Comment ]

The Belgium QuestionWhy Is a Small Country Producing So Many Jihadists?

The Belgium Question: Why Is a Small Country Producing So Many Jihadists?Photos
Relative to the size of its population, no other country in Europe sends as many young jihadists to Syria as Belgium does. But why? Some say one problem lies with the fractured nature of the country itself. By Katrin Kuntz and Gregor Peter Schmitz more... Comment ]

Rising Anti-SemitismIncreasing Numbers of French Jews Moving to Israel

Rising Anti-Semitism: Increasing Numbers of French Jews Moving to IsraelPhotos
Following the recent terror attacks in France, more French Jews than ever before are planning on emigrating to Israel. Life there is expensive and far from perfect, but anti-Semitism in Europe, say many, is becoming intolerable. By Nicola Abé and Julia Amalia Heyer in Tel Aviv and Paris more... Comment ]

Free Trade FaultsEuropeans Fear Wave of Litigation from US Firms

Free Trade Faults: Europeans Fear Wave of Litigation from US Firms
With broad public resistance and a European Parliament majority against it, EU officials are rethinking their positions on the proposed free-trade agreement with Washington. Many fear investor protection rules will wreak havoc on national laws. By Christoph Pauly more... Comment ]

Decades of SuspicionsDid German Companies Aid Syrian Chemical Weapons Program?

Decades of Suspicions: Did German Companies Aid Syrian Chemical Weapons Program?
Government documents and information from the Assad regime indicate that German companies may have helped Syria produce chemical weapons over the course of decades. So far, the Merkel administration has shown no willingness to investigate. By Gunther Latsch, Fidelius Schmid and Klaus Wiegrefe more... Comment ]

'We Were Arrogant'Interview with New York Times Editor Baquet

'We Were Arrogant': Interview with New York Times Editor Baquet
Dean Baquet, executive editor of the New York Times, is unusually self-critical. In an interview, he admits that it pained him to see Edward Snowden give his story to others and explains why his paper chose not to run Charlie Hebdo caricatures of Muhammad. Interview Conducted by Isabell Hülsen and Holger Stark more... Comment ]

Ex-FBI Official'We Left Our Most Important Prisoners To Amateurs'

Ex-FBI Official: 'We Left Our Most Important Prisoners To Amateurs'
Former FBI agent Ali Soufan was one of the first to interrogate terror suspects at Guantanamo. He later left the prison and criticized torture methods used by the CIA. He accuses the government of turning interrogations of inmates over to outsourced amateurs. more...Comment ]

#notinmynameGerman Muslims Fear Backlash after Paris Attacks

#notinmyname: German Muslims Fear Backlash after Paris Attacks
The vast majority of Muslims in Germany condemn the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris. But they are concerned that a new wave of Islamophobia may wash over the country anyway. By SPIEGEL Staff more...Comment ]

Guantanamo Prisoner Diary'We're Gonna Teach You About Great American Sex'

Guantanamo Prisoner Diary: 'We're Gonna Teach You About Great American Sex'
Mauritanian national Mohamedou Ould Slahi has been held at Guantanamo for 12 years now without trial and despite a dearth of evidence. A diary he kept of his torture is now being published around the world. SPIEGEL presents some excerpts. By Britta Sandberg more...Comment ]
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