The Charm Wears OffTsipras Caught Between EU and Voter Demands

When he got elected nearly two years ago, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras promised to stand up to the EU's austerity demands and restore his country's dignity. His failure to deliver risks plunging the country into a new political crisis. By Giorgos Christides and Katrin Kuntz more... Comment ]

The Attack on MosulThree Shepherds on a Surreal Front

The attempt to retake Mosul from Islamic State has been underway for almost two weeks. Resistance from the jihadists is fierce and chaos on the front lines has resulted in some surreal scenes. By Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]

The Deutsche Bank DownfallHow a Pillar of German Banking Lost Its Way

For most of its 146 years, Deutsche Bank was the embodiment of German values: reliable and safe. Now, the once-proud institution is facing the abyss. SPIEGEL tells the story of how Deutsche's 1990s rush to join the world banking elite paved the way for its own downfall. By Ullrich Fichtner, Hauke Goos and Martin Hesse more... Comment ]
The Way Forward after Dieselgate: 'We Will Do Everything to Bring VW Back'

The Way Forward after Dieselgate'We Will Do Everything to Bring VW Back'

Volkswagen is struggling. The diesel emissions scandal, slim profit margins and a leadership shake-up have challenged the automobile company. SPIEGEL sat down with senior members of the family, Wolfgang Porsche and Hans Michel Piëch, to discuss the path out of the disaster. Interview Conducted by Dietmar Hawranek and Armin Mahler more... Comment ]
'Reichsbürger' Shooting: An Anti-Government Group Turns Violent

'Reichsbürger' ShootingAn Anti-Government Group Turns Violent

After a series of increasingly violent encounters between German authorities and Reichsbürger, a group that rejects the legitimacy of the German government, officials are concerned that they are radicalizing -- and turning from a nuisance into a threat. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]
On the Ground in Mosul: A Precarious Alliance Takes on Islamic State

On the Ground in MosulA Precarious Alliance Takes on Islamic State

The battle for Mosul, a key city for Islamic State, has begun. On one side, a fragile alliance with conflicting political goals, and on the other, a ruthless enemy who might go to extreme lengths to defend the Iraqi metropolis -- incluing chemical weapons. By Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]
Space Odyssey: A New Technology for Following Songbirds

Space OdysseyA New Technology for Following Songbirds

There are 1.6 billion songbirds in Europe and half of them fly south for the winter. Scientists would like to follow them -- but keeping up isn't easy. At least for now. By Christoph Seidler more... Video | Comment ]
A Candidate Unhinged: Trump Targets the Essence of America

A Candidate UnhingedTrump Targets the Essence of America

To be American means to believe in the Constitution: This narrative, despite its obvious flaws, has kept the country together over the centuries. Now, though, Donald Trump is presenting an altogether different identity for the United States. And the consequences are potentially horrific. An Essay by Charles Hawley more... Comment ]
Interview with Rafael Nadal: 'Tennis Is a Lesson in Self-Control'

Interview with Rafael Nadal'Tennis Is a Lesson in Self-Control'

Tennis star Rafael Nadal has won 14 Grand Slam tournaments and is still a force to be reckoned with. Recently, he opened a tennis academy to train the next generation of players. SPIEGEL spoke with him about the academy, the modern game and his plans for the future. By Lukas Eberle more... Comment ]
Child of Israel: A Terrorist, a Killing and the Search for Justice

Child of IsraelA Terrorist, a Killing and the Search for Justice

In March, Israeli soldier Elor Azaria killed a wounded Palestinian attacker. After a video of the event surfaced, the military put Azaria on trial. But for many in the country, he is a hero. Who is right? By Nicola Abé more... Comment ]