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Untethered in Italy: Salvini Pushes Country to the Precipice (Di, 16 Okt 2018)
With the approval of his partners in government, Italy's Matteo Salvini is lambasting the EU, foreigners and the press while at the same time quoting a fascist dictator. A tragedy with potentially wide-reaching consequences is unfolding at the heart of Europe.
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Anti-Democratic Tendencies: Germany Considers Monitoring Right-Wing AfD (Di, 16 Okt 2018)
Germany's domestic intelligence agency is wary of officially monitoring the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany party. But there is plenty of cause for concern. Extremist ideas are present at all levels within the AfD. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
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Merkel's Bavaria Headache: Berlin Coalition Emerges Even Weaker (Mo, 15 Okt 2018)
It was an historic defeat for both the center-right Christian Social Union and the center-left Social Democrats. The aftershocks of the state election in Bavaria are likely to reach all the way to Berlin, with Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition even more wobbly that it was.
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A European IMF: The New Face of the Eurozone Bailout Fund (Fr, 12 Okt 2018)
The erstwhile bailout fund known as the European Stability Mechanism may soon be granted far-reaching new powers, including the kinds of functions currently possessed by the IMF. But there's a hitch.
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Social Design Award: Vote For Your Favorite Neighborhood Project (Fr, 12 Okt 2018)
Waffles for everybody, a children's hotel, a community beer garden: We have narrowed down the Social Design Award submissions to a shortlist of 10. Which one is your favorite? It's time to submit your vote for the Audience Award.
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Rape Allegations: Ronaldo's Defense Team Develops a Strategy (Do, 11 Okt 2018)
It took two weeks, but the legal team seeking to defend Cristiano Ronaldo against rape allegations levelled by Kathryn Mayorga has now settled on a defense strategy. They are seeking to cast doubt on information published by DER SPIEGEL. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
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Operation Mekong: China Solidifies Its Influence in Southeast Asia (Do, 11 Okt 2018)
China has always wielded significant influence in Southeast Asia. Lately, though, as the West turns its attention elsewhere, Beijing has been seeking to solidify its economic and political clout in the region.
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CSU in Crisis: What Went Wrong for Bavarian Conservatives? (Mi, 10 Okt 2018)
For decades, the Christian Social Union in Bavaria has exerted outsized influence on Germany's national political stage. With state elections approaching on Sunday, however, the CSU finds itself embroiled in crisis. What went wrong?
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Germany's Extremism Problem: Officials Zero In on Neo-Nazi Terror Cell (Mo, 08 Okt 2018)
In the wake of far-right unrest in the eastern German city of Chemnitz, investigators have uncovered a suspected neo-Nazi terror cell thought to have been planning a major attack. The arrests show how self-confident extremists have become. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
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Rape Allegations: How Ronaldo's Legal Team Dealt with Disaster (Fr, 05 Okt 2018)
After Kathryn Mayorga claimed she was raped by soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo on June 13, 2009, a phalanx of high-profile lawyers were tasked with fixing the problem. In the wake of a DER SPIEGEL report, authorities have reopened their investigation. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
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Growing Anti-Semitism in Germany: 'We Are Facing a Monster' (Fr, 05 Okt 2018)
In a DER SPIEGEL interview, Charlotte Knobloch, 85, speaks of the fears Jews in Germany have of growing right-wing populism in the country. The former president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany is also sharply critical of U.S. Ambassador Richard Grenell.
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Cristiano Ronaldo: Police Open Investigation into Rape Allegations (Do, 04 Okt 2018)
Just days after DER SPIEGEL reported about rape allegations against soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, Las Vegas police opened an investigation into the claims. The alleged victim's lawyer has filed a civil complaint.
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SpaceX Chief Engineer Hans Königsmann: 'I Am Too Old for Mars' (Do, 04 Okt 2018)
The problems are piling up for Elon Musk, the eccentric billionaire behind SpaceX. Could the space exploration company one day jettison its embattled founder? We asked Chief Engineer for Launches Hans Königsmann to weigh in.
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What Comes Next?: Chinks in Merkel's Power Becoming Visible (Do, 04 Okt 2018)
In a recent act of rebellion, German conservatives chose to oust one of Angela Merkel's closest confidants. It is just the latest sign that the chancellor's power is eroding. And the scuffle within her party to succeed her has begun. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
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Sky Cruise: Turning the Alps into an Industrial Playground (Di, 02 Okt 2018)
A new cable car to the top of Klein Matterhorn leads to the highest gondola station in Europe. Now, only a small link is missing to complete a grand vision: The crossing of the Alps by aerial tramway. Environmentalists are not impressed.
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Dr. Smartphone: New App from Berlin Making Headway in Healthcare (Mo, 01 Okt 2018)
Patients are increasingly using software to try to self-diagnose their ailments. A new Berlin startup is seeking to turn your smartphone into your family doctor.
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Her Name Is Kathryn: The Woman Who Accuses Ronaldo of Rape (Sa, 29 Sep 2018)
An American woman claims Cristiano Ronaldo raped her in Las Vegas. Years ago, the soccer star paid her to remain silent. Now, the woman is going public for the first time and filing a complaint against Ronaldo. She possesses a document that could be extremely dangerous for him. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
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Complaint by an American Woman: Serious Allegations Against Cristiano Ronaldo (Fr, 28 Sep 2018)
The affair surrounding the alleged rape of an American woman in 2009 will have a legal follow-up for Cristiano Ronaldo. The lawyer of the alleged victim is filing a complaint in Nevada.
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The Shadowy Arms Trade: A Look Back at a Questionable Tank Deal (Fr, 28 Sep 2018)
An intermediary received a commission of almost $200 million for the sale of battle tanks to United Arab Emirates. Some of that money, though, may have been used to bribe government officials.
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Armageddon Postponed: Syria's Idlib Province Gets New Lease on Life (Fr, 28 Sep 2018)
The looming military offensive on the Idlib province in Syria has been called off for now. People there are yearning to return to normal life and rapidly planning for the future. But how long with the peace last?
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