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Tough Times for German Savers: Who's Responsible for Eurozone's Negative Interest Rates? (Sa, 24 Aug 2019)
Vitor Constâncio spent eight years as the vice president of the European Central Bank. In an interview, he explains why not him or outgoing ECB head Mario Draghi are to blame for negative interest rates in the eurozone.
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Nervous About Trump: EU Fearful of Including U.S. on Tax-Haven List (Fri, 23 Aug 2019)
Although the United States fits the definition of a tax haven, EU officials in Brussels are weary of publicly shaming it on a "black list" of countries that allow companies to avoid taxes. Given Trump's harsh rhetoric, the Europeans are worried about a further deterioration of ties.
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Extinction Rebellion: A New Kind of Climate Protest Movement (Fri, 23 Aug 2019)
Alongside Fridays for Future, Extinction Rebellion is establishing itself as the second arm of a new global climate protection movement. Forged from the lessons of past protest cultures and a present-day understanding of mental health and sensitivity, the group seems to be finding its stride.
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Social Design Award 2019: There's Still Time To Participate in Our Reader Competition! (Fri, 23 Aug 2019)
Whether a residential project or innovative architecture: SPIEGEL ONLINE and SPIEGEL WISSEN are looking for the best ideas for creating a great neighborhood. Submit your idea by August 31 and you'll have a chance of winning 2,500 euros.
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Economic Downturn: Germany May Abandon Its Beloved Black Zero (Thu, 22 Aug 2019)
Chancellor Angela Merkel is still clinging to her policy of a balanced budget, but it is becoming increasingly clear that Germany's economic downturn could soon usher in a return to deficit spending. Government ministries are already signaling a willingness to abandoned years of cautious fiscal policy.
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Radio Silence: German-U.S. Ties Are Breaking Down (Wed, 21 Aug 2019)
Never since the founding of postwar Germany have relations between Berlin and the United States been as fragile as they are today. There is virtual radio silence between Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Donald Trump and U.S. Ambassador Richard Grenell is doing more to agitate the situation than to mediate.
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Lessons of Hong Kong: The West's Guiding Light Has Dimmed (Fri, 16 Aug 2019)
In Hong Kong, protesters are courageously fighting for democracy, rule of law and human rights -- values that the West used to promote. But not anymore, showing just how dramatically the world order has changed.
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Hostile Takeover: Fears Mount of Chinese Intervention in Hong Kong (Fri, 16 Aug 2019)
Beijing is mobilizing troops at the border and the protest movement is hoping to attract thousands of demonstrators following the occupation of the airport this week. The threat of a military intervention appears to be growing in Hong Kong.
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Microfinance in Cambodia: When Microloans Do More Harm Than Good (Fri, 16 Aug 2019)
Millions of Cambodians rely on microloans to survive, even though the practice drives many of them further into poverty. Some of the money given out to poor farmers comes from Germany, yet Berlin refuses to acknowledge there is a problem.
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A Hidden Legacy: Time for a New Look at Nazi Art (Wed, 14 Aug 2019)
Thousands of artworks from the Nazi period lie hidden away in storage depots, far from the public eye. The U.S. also holds a number of paintings, drawings and sculptures from the Third Reich under lock and key. It is time that they be more closely examined.
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White Terror: Donald Trump and the Ideology of Racist Hate (Wed, 14 Aug 2019)
The massacre in El Paso is the consequence of growing racist extremism in the United States. As president, Donald Trump's task should be that of uniting the country, but he himself has contributed to the climate of hate.
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Spat on the Nile: Ethiopia and Egypt at Odds Over Massive Dam Project (Tue, 13 Aug 2019)
Africa's largest hydroelectric power station is slated to go online next year in Ethiopia. But the project along the Blue Nile River is also the source of conflict.
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A Clique of 'Pseudo-Adults': Britain's Elite-School Problem (Fri, 09 Aug 2019)
Boris Johnson is the 20th prime minister to come out of Eton College. The school represents a system in which the elite stay among themselves and fail to see the problems of others. And it is becoming a serious problem for the country.
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Trade War: Trump Weaponizes Currency in Fight Against China (Fri, 09 Aug 2019)
U.S. President Donald Trump is using every opportunity to escalate the trade war with China. Now, he is accusing his rival of currency manipulation, a move that could further exacerbate tensions -- and might even push the global economy into recession.
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Honoring Stalin: The Comeback of a Soviet Dictator (Thu, 08 Aug 2019)
After he died in 1953, Stalin was quickly erased from the public eye in the Soviet Union. These days, though, he is making a comeback, with statues and plaques honoring the dictator going up throughout Russia. Why are people honoring a mass killer?
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The Syrian Patient: Assad Henchman Treated Abroad Despite Arrest Warrant (Wed, 07 Aug 2019)
Jamil Hassan is one of the Assad regime's most brutal henchmen. But despite an international warrant for his arrest, he was able to travel to Beirut for treatment of his ailing heart. Why wasn't he taken into custody?
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Middle East Expert Vali Nasr: 'The U.S. Has To Get a Sense of Iran's Security Interests' (Wed, 07 Aug 2019)
In an interview, Middle East expert and former White House adviser Vali Nasr warns of the danger of a new war in the region and calls on Europeans to oppose Washington's Iran policy.
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Between the Front Lines: Europe Caught in the Crossfire of Iran-U.S. Spat (Wed, 07 Aug 2019)
Iranian provocations in the Strait of Hormuz threaten to torpedo the EU's balancing act between U.S. President Donald Trump and the leadership in Tehran. Much depends on what British Prime Minister Boris Johnson chooses to do.
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The Lure of the West: Bosnia Feels the Pinch of Brain Drain to EU (Tue, 06 Aug 2019)
In Bosnia, thousands of people are learning German. With a lack of opportunity in their own country, talented young Bosnians are emigrating to what they hope will be a brighter future abroad. Entire towns have emptied out.
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The Death of Marie Sophie Hingst: Why It Was Right to Report on Her Lies (Tue, 06 Aug 2019)
In June, I wrote an article exposing fabrications in Marie Sophie Hingst's blog about Jewish family members who allegedly died in the Holocaust. In mid-July, she was found dead in her apartment. Now, I am grappling with the question of whether my reporting was necessary.
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