Der Spiegel

Morrissey’s Brexit love affair makes him the last true rock’n’roll rebel

Morrissey, Smiths frontman turned solo crooner turned iffy novelist, has long taken pleasure in rattling the establishment. From mocking the monarchy on the 1986 Smiths album <i>The Queen is Dead</i>, to his lovely ballad about how much he wanted Margaret Thatcher to die, to his frequent foot-stomping over …

Morrissey

The other Morrissey on Weinstein, Spacey: The victims were asking for it

If the Moz gets a thumbs-up for his contrarianism, he also gets several thousand thumbs down for sense, morals, and sensitivity. In an interview with</i> …

Conservative View

Toyota's Chairman Appears Unimpressed by Recent Tesla Hype

The Japanese automaker is still unsure about the viability of electric cars.<p>Toyota<p>Stephen EdelsteinView Stephen Edelstein's …

Autos

Londoner's Diary: Swimmers on Heath dip toe in gender politics

Highgate Ponds moves with the times / Mum's the word for Ruth Rogers / Richard Branson reveals his advice for Harry Styles / Robbie Williams reveals …

Harry Styles

When good intentions bang heads with unintended consequences

With phrases like “Better safe than sorry” and “Look before you leap,” it’s clear that concerns about risk are a part of our vernacular – and our …

Scientific Research

Morrissey defends Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein after sexual harassment allegations

Here's that opinion we didn't asked for...<p>No one asked, but Morrissey has added his two cents to the conversation surrounding the sexual misconduct …

Morrissey

Western elites find new ‘China threat’ theory

Illustration: Liu Rui/GT<p>The world has been keeping an eye on China for the past 40 years, with adulation and anxiety. Last month, Western mainstream …

China

German investigation over Rolling Stones tickets

Police in Hamburg have raided a local authority and an events company over allegations that free Rolling Stones tickets worth €10,000 were given to …

News (Ireland)

Russian investigative journalist: Snowden is 'a sort of ghost'

Russian investigative journalist Andrei Soldatov, who co-wrote the definitive books on the post-Soviet security services and the history of the …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Germany bans Syrian who flew to Greece with ankle monitor

A refugee who was fitted with an electronic ankle tag monitor following violent behavior has been barred from Germany after leaving the country. …

World News

The uses of pretension

The cake on the cover of <i>Let It Bleed</i>, the Rolling Stones’ acclaimed 1969 album, was baked by the then obscure food writer Delia Smith. Even had she …

Emmanuel Macron

Coalition Talks in Berlin Go Into Overtime

Exploratory talks on forming a new government were supposed to have finished in Berlin on Thursday night. Instead, they have hit a wall, with parties …

European News

Electric cars not ready for mass production yet - Toyota chairman to Spiegel

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Battery-powered cars are not ready for mass production yet, the chairman of Japan's Toyota Motor Corp (T:7203) told a German …

Electric Vehicles

German coalition talks go into overtime

Tough talks between the parties hoping to form Germany’s next government failed to reach a breakthrough overnight and were expected to resume on …

Greece

German economy to grow much stronger than expected in 2017 - Ifo

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German economy will grow much more strongly than expected in 2017, expanding at its fastest rate in six years, the Ifo …

Economy

Merkel on the brink: German Chancellor’s fourth term in doubt as coalition talks collapse

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s efforts to form a three-way coalition government that would secure herself a fourth term hit a major setback after a …

News (China)

The best place in the world to make money

by Fritz Schaap<p>The first courses had just been served when the war came to the country club in Mogadishu. Fifty guests, including businesspeople and …

Africa

Historians’ disgrace?

On 17 October the popular German weekly magazine <i>Der Spiegel</i> ran a story about a scandal brewing within the German historical profession. Götz Aly, a …

European History

C.F. Payne: An American Illustrator

Anthony Moorman and Woodrow J. Hinton III—the writer/director/producer team responsible for the wonderful artist-focused film <i>Making It</i>—have just …

Fantasy Art

Merkel tries to bridge climate gap as coalition talks heat up

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany should lead the fight against climate change and cut emissions without destroying jobs, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday, treading a fine line as she tries to clinch a coalition deal with environmentalist and pro-business parties.<p>Angela Merkel, leader of the …

Climate

Trump And Transforming Capitalism: Making Our Movement See Itself

“Trump is America’s wake-up call” I heard a visitor to the United States say the other day. True. Trump’s first year has been a wake-up call heard around the world. But are we really waking up? And who is “we”? And what, if anything, is the new awareness that we are supposed to wake up to?<p>This …

Innovation

Party in German gov't talks backs off eurozone fund demand

BERLIN – A party in talks on joining Germany's new government is backing off a call to phase out the eurozone's rescue fund.<p>The pro-business Free Democrats, along with the Greens, would join Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives in government if ongoing talks following Germany's September …

Greece

Italian Crisis Region Sicily Elects New Government

Italy's poorest region, Sicily, is the country's problem child. Now it has elected a new government. To fix the island, it will have to overcome …

European News

NATO Set for Major Expansion - Transitions Online

NATO Set for Major Expansion<p>Alliance tries to allay concerns of unpreparedness in the face of Russia’s aggressive European policy.<p>NATO defense …

Russia

Wolfgang Kubicki, Potential German Fin Min, on Tax Havens

Wolfgang Kubicki of the business-friendly Free Democrats could end up being Germany's next finance minister. He spoke with DER SPIEGEL about what …

European News

Paradise Papers and the International Fight vs Tax Havens

The Paradise Papers offer only the most recent look into the widespread practice of tax avoidance. Governments around the world have taken steps …

European News

German regulator launches another probe into VW over scandal

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's financial watchdog said on Friday it was investigating whether Volkswagen illegally disclosed information about its …

Stock Markets

NATO wants to shoot down Russian planes with new Baltic air shield

<i>Update</i> | NATO is expected to build a new air defense shield across the Baltic states and Poland in order to further fortify the Western military …

Russia

German serial killer: Niels Hoegel 'killed at least 100'

Toxicology tests suggest a former German nurse murdered at least 100 people at two hospitals where he worked, prosecutors say.<p>Detectives believe …

Crime

Leaked German military documents detail plans in case of EU collapse

A leaked German defence document has revealed the country’s long-term concerns over the stability of the European Union and depicts a possible future …

Brexit