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Germany's Acute Nursing Shortage: My Nurse Named Mohamed

German retirement homes are having trouble finding geriatric nurses. To resolve the problem, they're looking for help from abroad, recently expanding that search to Africa. Is it a good st...
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:59:17

Fast Food Nation: Street Vendors Take on Multinationals To Fight India's Food Crisis

Food multinationals are quickly squeezing out traditional nutritious cooking in India, bringing in fast foods that are literally making people sick. Street vendors, day laborers as well as...
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:51:47

'69 People on My 69th Birthday': Suicide Casts Doubts On German Deportation Policies

As Germany's interior minister joked about deporting 69 refugees on his birthday last week, news emerged that one of those Afghan deportees had committed suicide in Kabul. The man's treatm...
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:50:00
NSU Network: The Many Shortcomings of Germany's Neo-Nazi Terror Trial
NSU Network: The Many Shortcomings of Germany's Neo-Nazi Terror Trial

NSU Network: The Many Shortcomings of Germany's Neo-Nazi Terror Trial

The right-wing extremist terror cell known as the National Socialist Underground ultimately murdered 10 people. The trial ended last week, but plenty of questions remain about the group's ...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:26:45
Hamburg Refugee Helper: 'Integration Cannot Succeed Like This'
Hamburg Refugee Helper: 'Integration Cannot Succeed Like This'

Hamburg Refugee Helper: 'Integration Cannot Succeed Like This'

Christine Simon-Noll is active helping refugees in Hamburg's HafenCity neighborhood. She says it is getting much tougher to find volunteers. In an interview, she outlines what needs to hap...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:52:29
Friendly Fire: Trump Takes Aim at Germany and NATO
Friendly Fire: Trump Takes Aim at Germany and NATO

Friendly Fire: Trump Takes Aim at Germany and NATO

Germany used to be one of Washington's closest allies. But Donald Trump has singled the country out as his favorite target for criticism. The U.S. president continued to pursue that obsess...
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 19:26:08
Criticism of Israel or Blatant Anti-Semitism?: BDS Movement Sets Sights on German Cultural Festivals
Criticism of Israel or Blatant Anti-Semitism?: BDS Movement Sets Sights on German Cultural Festivals

Criticism of Israel or Blatant Anti-Semitism?: BDS Movement Sets Sights on German Cultural Festivals

The Middle East conflict has arrived in Germany in the form of boycotts against German cultural festivals. The development raises the question of where the line is crossed between criticiz...
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 12:00:11
Interview with Madeleine Albright: 'I Am an Optimist Who Worries A Lot'
Interview with Madeleine Albright: 'I Am an Optimist Who Worries A Lot'

Interview with Madeleine Albright: 'I Am an Optimist Who Worries A Lot'

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, 81, is concerned about the possibility of a new rise of fascism in the world. But she remains confident in the strength of liberal democr...
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 14:41:00
Migration Quiz: How Much Do You Really Know about Immigration?
Migration Quiz: How Much Do You Really Know about Immigration?

Migration Quiz: How Much Do You Really Know about Immigration?

Do you know what country attracts the most immigrants? What about the most popular destination for German emigrants? Test your knowledge about migration....
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 14:46:00
Two Minutes of Happiness: A Failed Journey on the African Migrant Trail
Two Minutes of Happiness: A Failed Journey on the African Migrant Trail

Two Minutes of Happiness: A Failed Journey on the African Migrant Trail

Majid Diallo set off for Europe carrying the expectations of his friends, family and village. But he didn't make it. His story is one of struggle, imprisonment, several brushes with death ...
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 14:41:17

Europe's Next Test Case: A Journey Down Austria's Path to the Right

With a right-wing extremist party in government again, a major experiment is currently taking place in Austria -- one that may test the endurance of democracy in Western Europe. A visit to...
Mon, 09 Jul 2018 13:01:54
A Disaster Foretold: NATO Prepares for a Trumper Tantrum
A Disaster Foretold: NATO Prepares for a Trumper Tantrum

A Disaster Foretold: NATO Prepares for a Trumper Tantrum

NATO is preparing for a contentious summit this month, primarily due to the posturing by U.S. President Donald Trump ahead of the meeting. He has made it clear that he is unhappy - and Ber...
Mon, 09 Jul 2018 10:31:26
With Friends Like These ...: Inside the Battle that Almost Brought Down Merkel
With Friends Like These ...: Inside the Battle that Almost Brought Down Merkel

With Friends Like These ...: Inside the Battle that Almost Brought Down Merkel

From the outside, the internecine battle between Germany's two conservative parties looked rather absurd. From the inside, though, it became clear it was all about one man's desire to fina...
Fri, 06 Jul 2018 18:00:23
Crisis in Berlin: The End of German Politics As We Know It
Crisis in Berlin: The End of German Politics As We Know It

Crisis in Berlin: The End of German Politics As We Know It

With his threat to resign on Sunday, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer dramatically increased the chances that Chancellor Angela Merkel's government might collapse. And he may have sounded ...
Mon, 02 Jul 2018 15:32:55

Back to the Jungle: WTO Faces Existential Threat in Times of Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump has set his sights squarely on the World Trade Organization in Geneva. Even its critics are worried that without the organization, the world of trade would reve...
Sat, 30 Jun 2018 08:14:31

Interview with Mikhail Khodorkovsky: 'I Believe Putin Is Capable of Change'

In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, former Russian oligarch and regime critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky talks about the importance of the World Cup for Moscow's reputation and of a possible end t...
Sat, 30 Jun 2018 08:14:12
Italian Interior Minister Salvini: 'Within a Year, We'll See if a United Europe Still Exists'
Italian Interior Minister Salvini: 'Within a Year, We'll See if a United Europe Still Exists'

Italian Interior Minister Salvini: 'Within a Year, We'll See if a United Europe Still Exists'

Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini wants to prevent any more migrants from coming to Italy and is skeptical of Chancellor Angela Merkel's efforts to come up with a joint European sol...
Wed, 27 Jun 2018 11:03:08
'We Cannot Be Stopped': Merkel's Toughest Adversary in Europe
'We Cannot Be Stopped': Merkel's Toughest Adversary in Europe

'We Cannot Be Stopped': Merkel's Toughest Adversary in Europe

Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini is a populist and a firebrand, but also a fearless tactician. His hardline approach to migration threatens not only Angela Merkel's tenure as chanc...
Wed, 27 Jun 2018 10:38:02
Interview with U.S. Economist Larry Summers: 'The Very People Who Voted for Trump Will Suffer'
Interview with U.S. Economist Larry Summers: 'The Very People Who Voted for Trump Will Suffer'

Interview with U.S. Economist Larry Summers: 'The Very People Who Voted for Trump Will Suffer'

In an interview, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers discusses the escalation of trade tensions between his country, China and Europe and the harm President Trump's economic polic...
Tue, 26 Jun 2018 13:04:29
Germany's Conservative Meltdown: The Approaching End to Merkel's Tenure
Germany's Conservative Meltdown: The Approaching End to Merkel's Tenure

Germany's Conservative Meltdown: The Approaching End to Merkel's Tenure

With the chancellor under heavy fire from Bavarian conservatives, Germany's political landscape may be facing radical upheaval. Angela Merkel might lose her job and the country's tradition...
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 18:56:24
 
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