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Friday, April 22, 2016

Der Spiegel

Vibrant, Noisy and Booming: Welcome to the New Moscow

Vibrant, Noisy and Booming: Welcome to the New Moscow
Moscow was long in the hands of criminals and the nouveau riche. Today, Europe's biggest metropolis is undergoing rapid change. It is becoming more open and more cosmopolitan, despite Putin's nationalism. By Christian Neef and Matthias Schepp more... Comment ]
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Satire AffairTurkish-Germans Caught Between Two Nations

Satire Affair: Turkish-Germans Caught Between Two Nations
An insulting poem about Turkish President Erdogan by German comedian Jan Böhmermann has set off widespread anger among German-Turkish people. But why is the community so attached to the Turkish president? By Serdar Somuncu more... Comment ]

Donald Tusk on Refugee CrisisWe Can Never Negotiate Our Values with Erdogan

Donald Tusk on Refugee Crisis: We Can Never Negotiate Our Values with Erdogan
Tough policies on migration do not rule out humanitarian goals in the EU, the European Council president argues in an editorial. But Europe must also set clear limits on the concessions it is willing to make with its partners in resolving the refugee crisis.  A Commentary By Donald Tuskmore... Comment ]

Attacking Beer PurityThe Twilight of Germany's Reinheitsgebot

Attacking Beer Purity: The Twilight of Germany's ReinheitsgebotPhotos
Germany's beer purity law celebrates its 500th birthday this weekend. The strict brewing rules are world-famous, but they also limit experimentation. With a rise of craft brewers and the loss of key legal battles, does the proud tradition have a future? By Nils Klawitter more...Comment ]

Expedition BeyondTomorrowThe Fit Children of Seinäjoki

Expedition BeyondTomorrow: The Fit Children of Seinäjoki
The Finnish city Seinäjoki has successfully tackled the problem of obesity in children with a program emphasizing physical fitness and better nutrition in schools. Can the lessons learned here also be applied in Germany and elsewhere in the world? more...

Failed StateCan a Unity Government Succeed in Divided Libya?

Failed State: Can a Unity Government Succeed in Divided Libya?Photos
The UN is trying to establish a unity government in Libya. But with competing governments, an expanding Islamic State and migrant smuggling as a primary source of income in the country, finding success will not be easy. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Kurdish Opposition Leader Demirtas'Erdogan Wants a Caliphate'

Kurdish Opposition Leader Demirtas: 'Erdogan Wants a Caliphate'
Kurdish opposition leader Selahattin Demirtas, 43, says that his HDP party wants a cease-fire in the ongoing battle between Turkish troops and Kurds in southeastern Turkey. But, he says, Turkish President Erdogan isn't willing to listen. Interview Conducted by Maximilian Poppmore... Comment ]

EU Security ScareIslamic State Propaganda Found on Parliament Drivers

EU Security Scare: Islamic State Propaganda Found on Parliament Drivers
European Parliament is planning to eliminate the use of private firms for its chauffeur service following the discovery of Islamic State propaganda on two drivers in Brussels and Strasbourg. By Peter Müller in Brusselsmore... Comment ]

John Grisham Interview'I'm Not Worried about Trump'

John Grisham Interview: 'I'm Not Worried about Trump'
John Grisham's legal thrillers, filled with depravity, injustice and prejudice, are microcosms of America. In an interview with SPIEGEL ONLINE, he discusses the US election, the Trump phenomenon and why he believes Hillary Clinton will prevail. Interview Conducted By Marc Pitzke more... Comment ]

Palestinian President Abbas'The World Must Not Forget Us'

Palestinian President Abbas: 'The World Must Not Forget Us'
On Tuesday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to meet with Angela Merkel in Berlin, where he will ask for support in pushing the peace process forward. In an interview, he says the issue has been on the back burner for far too long. Interview Conducted By Nicola Abémore... Comment ]

Erdogan and the SatiristInside Merkel's Comedy Conundrum

Erdogan and the Satirist: Inside Merkel's Comedy Conundrum
With his insulting poem about Turkish President Erdogan, Jan Böhmermann has triggered an affair of state. Now, Chancellor Merkel has elected to allow legal proceedings against the German comedian. What, though, was Böhmermann's intent? By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]
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