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New Lives in Uruguay: Freedom Elusive after 12 Years at Guantanamo

New Lives in Uruguay: Freedom Elusive after 12 Years at Guantanamo
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Six former Guantanamo prisoners have been sharing a house in the Uruguayan capital Montevideo for the last six months. The planned closure of the US detention facility couldáhinge on the outcome of this experiment. By Marian Blasberg in Montevideo, Uruguay more... Comment ]


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Interview with Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei 'The State Is Scared'

Interview with Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei: 'The State Is Scared'

In a SPIEGEL interview, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, 57, discusses the continuing repression faced by civil rights activists in China, why he believes progressive change in the country is inevitable and shameful human rights violations in the United States. Interview Conducted By Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]


Emrah and his Brothers Germany's Struggle for the Soul of Returning Islamists

Emrah and his Brothers: Germany's Struggle for the Soul of Returning Islamists Photos

German Islamists are returning from war abroad, some reformed but others more dangerous than ever. Social workers, imams and extremists are fighting for their souls -- and for Germany's safety. Government officials have few answers to the problem. By Ízlem Gezer more... Comment ]


Upwardly Mobile Postmates Readiesáfor Battle with Tech Giants

Upwardly Mobile: Postmates Readiesáfor Battle with Tech Giants

Founded by German entrepreneur Bastian Lehmann, on-demand courier service Postmates is going head-to-head with Uber and Amazon. The company has big ambitions but faces stiff competition. By Thomas Schulz in San Francisco more... Comment ]

The Spy Next Door The Double Life of Agent Jack Barsky

The Spy Next Door: The Double Life of Agent Jack Barsky Photos

An East German national spent two decades spying for the KGB in the United States before his capture, establishing two families in two countries and leading a complicated double life. The story of how a former communist became the guy next door. By Susanne Koelbl more... Comment ]

Interview with Iranian Foreign Minister 'We Will Have Differences with US No Matter What'

Interview with Iranian Foreign Minister: 'We Will Have Differences with US No Matter What'

In an interview with SPIEGEL, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif discusses his optimism that a deal will be reached over Tehran's nuclear program. But he warns this does not mean the country is seeking rapprochment with the West. Interview Conducted by Christiane Hoffmann more... Comment ]

An Eye To Iran European Businesses Prepare for Life After Sanctions

An Eye To Iran: European Businesses Prepare for Life After Sanctions

In Germany, officials believe Iran has investment needs of $100 billion per year. German companies are eager to rebuild ties and business in a lucrative market once a nuclear deal is reached and sanctions lifted. By Martin Hesse, Susanne Koelbl and Michael Sauga more... Comment ]

He's Back Sarkozy Eyes a Return to French Presidency

He's Back: Sarkozy Eyes a Return to French Presidency

After an extended break from politics, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is ready to make a comeback. Former advisors say he is more patient and a better listener. Critics, though, say he has drifted even further to the right. Is France ready for the sequel? By Julia Amalia Heyer more... Comment ]

S&M Images Max Mosely and Google End Legal Dispute

S&M Images: Max Mosely and Google End Legal Dispute

Max Mosley has ended his years-longálegal dispute with Google. The case centeredáon the search engine's inclusion ofáimages of the ex-Formula One president participating in an S&M sex party in its search results. Now, the two parties have reached a settlement. By Isabell HŘlsen more... Comment ]

Betrayal and Betrayers Merkel's Risky Silence in the NSA Scandal

Betrayal and Betrayers: Merkel's Risky Silence in the NSA Scandal

While Chancellor Angela Merkel remains tight-lipped about the German intelligence scandal, her second-in-command is casting her in an increasingly unflattering light by opening up. A Commentary By Klaus Brinkbńumer more... Comment ]

Interview with SaudiáPrince Turki Bin Faisal Al Saud 'We Try To Learn from Our Mistakes'

Interview with SaudiáPrince Turki Bin Faisal Al Saud: 'We Try To Learn from Our Mistakes'

In a SPIEGEL interview, Prince Turki bin Faisal Al Saud discusses Saudi Arabia's push for modernity, its role in the Yemeni civil war, anti-Iranian sentiment and the human rights situation in the Gulf's powerful but conservative monarchy. Interview Conducted By Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]

Risky Deterrence Europe Prepares Plan To Fight Human-Traffickers

Risky Deterrence: Europe Prepares Plan To Fight Human-Traffickers

As the refugee crisis continues to unfold, the EUámay seek a UN mandate authorizing the use of military force against migrants seeking to illegally enter Europe via the Mediterranean. But skepticism of the plans in Brussels is widespread. By Horand Knaup, Christoph Schult, Gordon Repinski and Ann-Katrin MŘller more... Comment ]

SPIEGEL Migration Debate 'One of the Most Serious Dramas of Our Times'

SPIEGEL Migration Debate: 'One of the Most Serious Dramas of Our Times'

Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann and human rights activist Elias Bierdel recently met with SPIEGEL editors to debate German and EU migration policies in light of the recentámass deaths in the Mediterranean Sea. Interview Conducted By Maximilian Popp and J÷rg Schindler more... Comment ]

Syria'sáMercenaries The Afghans Fighting Assad's War

Syria'sáMercenaries: The Afghans Fighting Assad's War Photos

Syrian dictator Bashar Assad is running out of soldiers and is forced to rely on mercenaries in his ongoing battle against rebels. Many of his foreign fighters come from Afghanistan -- men like Murad, who is now being held in Aleppo as a prisoner-of-war. By Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]