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Interview with Afghan Pop Star Aryana Sayeed: 'I Am Very Aware of the Danger' (Mi, 15 Aug 2018)
Aryana Sayeed, 33, is the only internationally known pop act in Afghanistan. She is adored by youth -- and hunted by the Taliban.
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The Looming Crisis: What If Iran Becomes the Next Syria? (Di, 14 Aug 2018)
Donald Trump's Iran policy is a threat to European security. It's time for the EU to stand up to the U.S. president.
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The End of the Bailout: Greece Is Back on the Grid, But Recovery Remains Elusive (Di, 14 Aug 2018)
On August 20, the third aid package for Greece will end, marking the end -- for now -- of the country's debt crisis. But the country's slow economic growth and grim demographic outlook mean that even without the onerous rules attached to its repayments, it faces an uphill battle.
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Voting by Smartphone: Quick and Easy, Just Not Very Secure (Mo, 13 Aug 2018)
With the U.S. midterm election approaching, concerns about cybersecurity and Russian meddling are mounting. The state of West Virginia has chosen now, of all times, to introduce smartphone voting.
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Former Catalan President Puigdemont: 'I Don't Like Being in Exile' (Mo, 13 Aug 2018)
In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont talks about fleeing Spain, his detention in Germany and the future of the independence movement.
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Satellite Image Quiz: Where Our Glaciers and Forests Are Disappearing (Mi, 08 Aug 2018)
Satellites are taking pictures of the Earth around the clock. The images show how our planet is changing -- both naturally and because of human influence. Test your knowledge!
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The Country of Hunger: A State of Deep Suffering in Venezuela's Hospitals (Mi, 08 Aug 2018)
Venezuela has the largest known oil reserves in the world, but under the leadership of Nicolas Maduro, its hospitals lack equipment, medicines, food, anesthetics and even pens. The doctors who remain face a daily struggle to treat patients with little more than hope.
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The Never-Ending Summer: Is Germany's Heat Wave a Preview of the Future? (Di, 07 Aug 2018)
Germany is currently experiencing a state of meteorological emergency. Although many are enjoying the scorching summer, the heat wave has left others with health problems and also led to a drought. Is this a preview of how climate change may soon change our lives? By DER SPIEGEL Staff
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Playing Doctor with Watson: Medical Applications Expose Current Limits of AI (Fr, 03 Aug 2018)
IBM has big plans for how its Watson artificial intelligence software could change the medical industry. But a number of hospitals have ended their experiments with the platform, arguing that it doesn't help diagnose or treat diseases.
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Shifting Overseas Route: Spain Becomes New Target for Migrants (Fr, 03 Aug 2018)
Although the number of migrants making their way across the Mediterranean to Europe has fallen drastically, the preferred overseas route has now moved westward to the strait between Morocco and Spain. Now Rome, Madrid and North African countries are battling to find a solution. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
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The Matchmakers: China's 200 Million Singles Are a Big Business (Fr, 03 Aug 2018)
Many people in China who want to get married are having trouble finding a partner. The country's decadeslong one-child policy led to the country having more young men than women, and their growing prosperity is making them pickier.
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'That's It, We're Dead': Questions of Accountability After Tragedy in the Alps (Do, 02 Aug 2018)
Ten alpinists, including a guide with years of experience, set off to cross one of the Alps' most majestic mountaineering routes, the Haute Route. By the fourth day, a heavy snowstorm was brewing -- but the group kept going, with deadly consequences.
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Alienating Immigrants: Is Germany Lurching To the Right? (Di, 31 Jul 2018)
Right-wing agitators are heating up the discussion about immigration in Germany and filling it with hate. Last week's resignation of national football player Mesut Özil over concerns about racism is spurring a necessary and emotional debate about social cohesion in the country.
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Alliance of the Likeminded: Germany's Anti-Trump Strategy Begins to Take Shape (Fr, 27 Jul 2018)
During an official visit to Japan, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas unveiled the first hints of Berlin's new plan for countering Donald Trump's nationalist policies: a network of countries with a shared belief in the rules of the postwar order.
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Jean-Claude Juncker's Unexpected Deal: How the European Commission President Won Over Trump (Fr, 27 Jul 2018)
This week, Washington and Brussels struck an unexpected agreement to lift levies in the tariff conflict between the U.S. and the EU. The move represents a victory for all sides, but especially beleaguered European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.
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A German on Probation: What Özil's Resignation Tells Us About Germany in 2018 (Fr, 27 Jul 2018)
You don't have to be a fan of German footballer Mesut Özil. And it's OK to criticize his photo op with autocratic Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, or the letter he wrote resigning from the German national team. But Özil's accusations of "racism and disrespect" say much about Germany's acceptance of its immigrants.
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'Our Antennae Are Up': Rise in Anti-Semitism Unsettles Gemany's Jews (Do, 26 Jul 2018)
How does it feel to be Jewish in Germany in 2018? After decades of successful reconciliation and integration, an increase in anti-Semitic attacks has many Jews in Germany wondering: Is the pendulum swinging back?
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China's Xinjiang Region: A Surveillance State Unlike Any the World Has Ever Seen (Do, 26 Jul 2018)
In western China, Beijing is using the most modern means available to control its Uighur minority. Tens of thousands have disappeared into re-education camps. A journey to an eerily quiet region.
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Twelve Weeks in Riyadh: Exploring the New Saudi Arabia from the Inside (Mi, 25 Jul 2018)
The religious police has been stripped of power, pop concerts are now allowed and women are even permitted to drive cars. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is liberalizing Saudi Arabian society but the system remains authoritarian. Can it work?
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NATO Spending Debate: What Did Merkel Pledge in Brussels? (Fr, 20 Jul 2018)
Did German Chancellor Angela Merkel agree behind closed doors to increase military spending in Berlin? The debate over the defense budget is now reheating within her coalition government.
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