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Sudden Success: Germany's Green Party Faces Serious Growing Pains (Mi, 19 Jun 2019)
Public opinion polls indicate that Germany's Green Party is currently the strongest political force in the country.  With a lack of policy experts, money and even sufficient office space, though, the party isn't quite ready for prime time. Only time will tell if the Greens are up to the challenge. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
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Prince Bandar's World: The Man Behind the Scenes in Saudi Arabia (Wed, 19 Jun 2019)
He has negotiated weapons deals and instigated armed conflicts: Former Saudi intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan is one of the most influential men behind the scenes in global politics. His job is to increase the kingdom's influence in the world.
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A Wall Worse than Trump's: European Policies Create New Dangers on Mediterranean (Tue, 18 Jun 2019)
In just a few years, the dreams of European immigration hardliners have become reality on the Mediterranean. Volunteer sea rescue operations have been shut down, and the route across the sea is more dangerous than ever.
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Brewing Conflict: Protests in Hong Kong Unlikely to Yield Results (Sat, 15 Jun 2019)
Resistance to a planned extradition law has enlivened the opposition in Hong Kong after several years of placidity. But the danger of confrontation with Beijing is real and neither side seems ready for compromise.
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The Voice of Beijing: China's Expanding Media Dominance in Africa (Fri, 14 Jun 2019)
Chinese state television is gaining influence in Africa. But while the media outlets involved officially claim their journalism is independent, those who work for the companies tell a different story.
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Tolerance in Thailand: Confronting Reality in a Transgender Paradise (Fri, 14 Jun 2019)
Thailand is widely considered a paradise of transgender acceptance. But the realities of life as a so-called "ladyboy" don't always reflect that reputation. We spoke with three members of the transgender community there to get a clearer picture.
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The Downfall of Andrea Nahles: A Year with the Doomed SPD Chairwoman (Thu, 13 Jun 2019)
Andrea Nahles had hoped to rejuvenate Germany's Social Democratic Party. But after just over a year as party chair, she threw in the towel amid an unceasing storm of criticism. What went wrong?
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Apocalypse Now: A Moroccan Oasis Struggles with Climate Change (Wed, 12 Jun 2019)
Droughts, sandstorms and flash flooding: In the southern Moroccan oasis M'Hamid El Ghizlane, the effects global warming is likely to have on the Mediterranean region can already be observed today.
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Syrian Refugees: The Challenges of Starting a New Life in Jordan (Tue, 11 Jun 2019)
Hundreds of thousands of Syrians fled the violence in their homeland to Jordan. Many still live in camps while others have tried to start new lives in the city. Here, they speak of the challenges they face.
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Right-Wing Extremism? The Puzzling Murder of a German Politician (Fri, 07 Jun 2019)
The brutal murder of a politician in central Germany has led to widespread speculation about the motive and the identity of the perpetrator. Some see it as retaliation for his pro-refugee stance, but investigators have their doubts.
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Ex-Brazilian President Lula: 'Bolsonaro Is Setting the Whole Country on Fire' (Fri, 07 Jun 2019)
In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, former Brazilian President Lula da Silva discusses the loneliness of his prison term, the U.S. influence on Brazil and the threats he says are posed by the country's current leader, Jair Bolsonaro.
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Sustainable Cruise Ships? A New Way Forward for a Dirty Industry (Thu, 06 Jun 2019)
The cruise industry is booming -- but it is incredibly damaging to the environment. Most companies rely on dirty heavy oil, but some lines are taking a different approach. Can cruise ships become sustainable?
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'Literature, Not Journalism': The Historian Who Invented 22 Holocaust Victims (Thu, 06 Jun 2019)
A German blogger living in Dublin and pretending to be Jewish spread fictitious stories about her family's Holocaust history, even submitting false claims to the Yad Vashem Memorial in Jerusalem. But it was all made up.
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The Battle to Save Elephants: A Former Military Operative Sets Sights on Poachers (Thu, 06 Jun 2019)
Faye Cuevas worked in U.S. military intelligence for 17 years and has hunted terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now, as part of a conservation program, she's turning her skills to fighting poachers in Kenya and saving protected species in the region.
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Ronaldo Rape Accusations: The Challenges of Serving Notice to a Superstar (Wed, 05 Jun 2019)
For months, Kathryn Mayorga's lawyer has been trying to serve notice to Ronaldo of the complaint she has filed against him. She claims to have been raped by Ronaldo -- but he is doing what he can to dodge the papers. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
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Plastic Surgery and Botox: The Pressure to Be Beautiful in South Korea (Tue, 04 Jun 2019)
Lips plumped up during the lunch break, implants for a rounder head: Cosmetic surgery is extremely common in South Korea, even among men. The pressure to look good in the country is immense.
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A Nixon in China Moment? What Boris Johnson Could Mean for Brexit (Tue, 04 Jun 2019)
Political maverick Boris Johnson appears unbeatable in the race to replace Theresa May as prime minister. But he's an enigma and anything could be possible with him at the helm -- even an unexpected U-turn on Brexit.
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Commission President: Merkel and Macron at Odds over New EU Leader (Fri, 31 May 2019)
After disagreements over Brexit, the Nord Stream pipeline and Eurozone reforms, the relationship between France and Germany has grown tenser. Now, another conflict is brewing: Who should become president of the European Commission?
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FC Bayern CEO: 'Why Do We Need to Change Anything at All?' (Fri, 31 May 2019)
Everyone is talking about reforming the Champions League, but FC Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge would be happy for things to stay the same. He also tells DER SPIEGEL in an interview that he isn't interested in plans for a Super League.
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Oxford Professor on Brexit's Colonial Roots: 'The Empire Was Celebrated as A Great Thing' (Fri, 31 May 2019)
In the view of Oxford Professor Danny Dorling, a British elite drunk on nationalism is responsible for the Brexit disaster. Raised in the traditions of the British Empire, they continue to glorify the crimes committed during colonialism.
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