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Brexit Chaos: Theresa May's Days Are Numbered. Now What? (Fr, 22 Mär 2019)
Even if British Prime Minister Theresa May's last attempt to get her much-maligned withdrawal agreement through parliament succeeds, she is unlikely to keep her job. But whoever comes next probably won't manage to defuse the crisis.
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The Emergence of Homo Sapiens: 'Those Who Obeyed the Rules Were Favored by Evolution' (Fri, 22 Mar 2019)
British anthropologist Richard Wrangham believes our humanity began with the murder of a tyrant. In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, he explains why homo sapiens are so murderous, while also being among the most peaceful species.
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An Epidemic and a War: Doctors Face Two Enemies in Fight Against Ebola (Thu, 21 Mar 2019)
The second-largest outbreak of Ebola in history is ravaging the Democratic Republic of Congo. But as humanitarian organizations and the Congolese government struggle to fight the virus, they find themselves thwarted by the very people they are trying to help.
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Cursed and Sold: Voodoo Spells and Forced Prostitution in Germany (Tue, 19 Mar 2019)
Virtually all the Nigerian women forced into prostitution in Germany were bound to their madams through a bizarre voodoo curse. One year ago, the spiritual leader Oba Ewuare II issued a countercurse in the hope of putting a stop to human-trafficking in the region. Has it helped?
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The Climate Activist vs. the Economics Minister: 'My Generation Has Been Fooled' (Tue, 19 Mar 2019)
Luisa Neubauer, the German face of the global movement spurred by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, debates the student climate strikes with German Economics Minister Peter Altmaier.
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Brexit Delay: 'Why Would We Extend These Discussions?' (Mon, 18 Mar 2019)
Any Article 50 extension delaying Britain's withdrawal from the EU would come with its own set of problems. There is plenty of disagreement among the remaining 27 EU member states on how long the delay should be.
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Theresa May's Brexit Disaster: The Prime Minister of Humiliation (Fri, 15 Mar 2019)
Despite facing one embarrassment after the other, British Prime Minister Theresa May continues to plow ahead, seemingly undeterred. It's becoming increasingly clear that she is the main impediment to solving the Brexit mess.
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Aerospace Turbulence: Boeing's Unsuccessful Attempt to Avert a Crisis (Fri, 15 Mar 2019)
Boeing has been the undisputed leader in the aviation market in recent years, with Airbus struggling to keep up. But the crashes of two Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft could invert the industry's pecking order.
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Fast, Expensive and Politically Polarizing: Germany Prepares to Auction Its 5G Frequencies (Fri, 15 Mar 2019)
An auction of Germany's 5G transmission frequencies is poised to earn the state billions and finally put the country on the digital map. But big network providers are making a fuss about certain rules and regulations -- not to mention all the American fearmongering about the Chinese.
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Chancellor Speculation: Merkel May Be in Office Longer Than You Think (Fri, 15 Mar 2019)
Angela Merkel has led the current grand coalition government in Berlin for a year now. There has been considerable speculation recently that she may not last through her fourth term. But there is more to suggest she will remain in office than step down.
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Flirting with Disaster: Brexit Vote Moves Britain Closer to the Brink (Wed, 13 Mar 2019)
The British parliament voted Tuesday to obstruct one of the last remaining ways to an orderly Brexit. This is partly due to the intransigence of members of parliament, and partly due to Prime Minister Theresa May's hamfisted negotiating tactics.
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Two Crashes in Five Months: What's Wrong with Boeing's 737 Max 8? (Wed, 13 Mar 2019)
Boeing's new airplane has only been around for two years and already two 737 Max 8s have crashed, killing 346 people. The disasters may be attributable to a design flaw that emerged when engineers began cutting corners.
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Patronizing, Frustrating and Divisive: The Shortcomings of Merkel's European Policies (Wed, 13 Mar 2019)
Germany had an historic opportunity to forge a more integrated Europe with French President Emmanuel Macron. Instead, it hesitated, dithered and ultimately missed its chance under Chancellor Angela Merkel. History will judge its failure unfavorably.
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Risk of No Deal Brexit Grows 'Significantly': EU Politicians Believe Withdrawal Agreement Is Dead (Wed, 13 Mar 2019)
Many in Brussels have reacted with frustration, anger and disappointment following British parliament's second vote against the withdrawal deal negotiated between Theresa May and the EU. They say there is no room left for compromise with London.
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A Migration Nightmare: Why Germany's Deportation System Is Failing Everyone (Tue, 12 Mar 2019)
As Germany tries to crack down on rejected asylum-seekers and criminal refugees, its civil servants are constrained by the limits of a dysfunctional system. Whether refugee, police officer or office clerk, almost everyone involved has something to complain about. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
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House of Hope: Battling the Devastation of America's Opioid Crisis (Mon, 11 Mar 2019)
The U.S. has failed to get it's burgeoning opioid crisis under control, with the number of newborns suffering from withdrawal having multiplied fivefold in the last decade. One family in New Hampshire is doing what it can to help.
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A German Prisoner's Account: Forced Labor and Torture in a Chinese Jail (Thu, 07 Mar 2019)
Robert Rother spent almost eight years in a Chinese prison after being convicted of financial fraud. Now that he's out, he told DER SPIEGEL about the forced labor and torture he witnessed while behind bars.
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Morals vs. Pragmatism: German Ban on Arms Exports to Saudis Spurs Pushback (Wed, 06 Mar 2019)
Germany's ruling parties are at odds over the decision to ban all German arms experts to Saudi Arabia in the wake of the Jamal Khashoggi killing. While some argue it is a question of values, others worry it is undermining European cooperation. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
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Interview with EPP Lead Candidate Manfred Weber: 'Viktor Orbán Is Following the Wrong Political Path' (Fri, 01 Mar 2019)
Manfred Weber, lead candidate for the conservative European People's Party in the upcoming European election, sees the right-wing populists as a significant threat as the campaign begins. But in Viktor Orbán, he has a populist firebrand in his own ranks.
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Ivan Rogers on Brexit: "What Surprises Me Is the Extent of the Mess" (Fri, 01 Mar 2019)
As the UK ambassador to the European Union, Ivan Rogers had a front-row seat as Brexit negotiations got underway. In an interview, he speaks with DER SPIEGEL about the mistakes made in London and the huge challenges that remain.
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