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To blackmail the West, Russian President Vladimir #Putin is blocking the export of millions of tons of corn and wheat from Ukraine. By doing so, he is triggering famine in Africa and Asia – while at the same time seeking to pose as their savior. spiegel.de/international/…
Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, 99, experienced several Soviet leaders during his career in politics. Now, he says that Russian President Vladimir Putin is both calculated and resentful. And that Russia's future relationship with Europe… dlvr.it/STxgBz
The Brits have been the source of chaos in the European Union in recent years, but they are also indispensable in crises like that currently unfolding in Ukraine. Whoever succeeds Boris Johnson now that he is stepping down will need to seek closer ties… dlvr.it/STc8p3
How did the actor Volodymyr Zelenskyy transform into a wartime president? Some answers can be found in his hometown, the heavy industry city of Kryvyi Rih. Pride in their famous son is palpable, as is a feeling that the war is drawing ever closer. dlvr.it/STNXpX
Germany is facing a deep crisis, with inflation is reaching record levels and recession on the horizon. Even the middle class has begun to feel the pain. dlvr.it/STNVRr
The European Union spent months preparing comprehensive sanctions against Russia in the event of an invasion of Ukraine. The measures are deeper than anything ever passed before in Brussels, but are they working? dlvr.it/STBbb4
Our @derspiegel investigation exposing the slave army of migrants used by Greek police in #Evros to illegally push back other migrants to Turkey now in English (free to read). Greek government has yet to utter a word in response. spiegel.de/international/…
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New reporting exposes how Greek police are exploiting refugees to engage in illegal pushbacks of other would-be asylum-seekers at the EU’s external border. spiegel.de/international/…
New reporting exposes how Greek police are exploiting refugees to engage in illegal pushbacks of other would-be asylum-seekers at the EU’s external border. Witness testimony, satellite images and other documents provide evidence of how officials are… dlvr.it/ST5vHP
The Americans warned Germany, as did the Eastern Europeans. But Germany just continued buying more and more natural gas from Russia. The addiction stretches back several decades, and it is full of misjudgments and errors. spiegel.de/international/…
In an interview, recently appointed New York Times Executive Editor Joe Kahn talks about how Donald Trump's disinformation campaign is gaining steam and explains why he advises journalists against battles on Twitter. spiegel.de/international/…
In an interview, leading German virologist Drosten discusses his concerns about a major new wave of COVID-19 this winter, his own mistakes in the pandemic and the reasons he distanced himself from a government committee convened to battle the disease. (S+) spiegel.de/international/…
Germany is facing a potentially difficult winter due to natural gas shortages. In an interview, German Economy Minister Robert Habeck talks about what Putin is trying to achieve and how Germany is seeking to dull the effects. dlvr.it/SSmXf5
Germany is facing a potentially difficult winter due to natural gas shortages. In an interview, German Economy Minister Robert #Habeck talks about what Putin is trying to achieve and how Germany is seeking to dull the effects. spiegel.de/international/…
Rwandan Genocide: In 1994, Hutu extremists slaughtered 800,000 Tutsi using nail-spiked clubs, machetes and other weapons. A UN unit led by Chief Prosecutor Serge Brammertz is still trying to track down those responsible, but it is a race against time. spiegel.de/international/…
In an interview, American diplomat Karen Donfried expresses her concern about Russia's advances in the Donbas and her approval of German Chancellor Scholz's pledges to provide more military aid to Kyiv and increase Berlin's own defense spending. spiegel.de/international/…
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy wants his country to become an EU member as rapidly as possible. But no all countries in the bloc are supportive of the idea. And potential members in the Balkans that have been waiting for years for the privilege… dlvr.it/SSMvdV
The European Union promised to quickly wean itself off of Russian natural gas. But the Commission is far behind its stated goals – with potentially serious consequences for this winter. dlvr.it/SRywF8
Despite the Taliban's grip on power and recently introduced requirement that women cover themselves, some refuse to be intimidated. They organize demonstrations and continue to fight for their rights. We spoke to three of them. dlvr.it/SRvwhj
Europe can no longer rely solely on the United States as a protective force. It must learn how to defend itself in a way that brings everyone into one boat, including skeptics. How might that happen? spiegel.de/international/…
The Taliban are ruling ever more harshly, oppressing women and running moral police patrols in Kabul. Now they are appealing to the world to help the country in one of its worst-ever hunger crises. Should the West work with the Islamists? spiegel.de/international/…
Half of all Germans – not to mention numerous allied nations – believe the German chancellor could be doing more to help Ukraine. Why has Olaf Scholz's government been so hesitant? dlvr.it/SRZ6Sp
Exclusive: Telegram handed over user data of suspects in several terrorism and csam cases to German federal police BKA. This contradicts Telegrams claim that they have "to this date disclosed 0 byte" to third parties + governments. Full story (German)⬇️ spiegel.de/netzwelt/apps/…
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Russian President Vladimir Putin is apparently settling in for an extended war of attrition in Ukraine. NATO, meanwhile, has begun debating what war aims it is willing to support and how peace might ultimately look. dlvr.it/SRKC0G
In Davos ⁦@MichaelBraecher⁩ and I spoke to ⁦IMF chief ⁦@KGeorgieva⁩ about Germany‘s depency on Russian gas, the looming hunger crisis and how her family is affected by the war in Ukraine. #WEF22 spiegel.de/international/…
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Germany's opposition demanded a shift in the country's China policy: twitter.com/n_roettgen/sta…
Baerbock's fellow party member Margarete Bause, the green party's spokeswoman on human rights policy, condemned China's actions harshly: twitter.com/MargareteBause…
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock called on China to clarify the allegations: twitter.com/ABaerbock/stat…
The US Ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, called on the United Nations and UN Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet to press for answers on her upcoming trip to the #Xinjiang region. twitter.com/USAmbUN/status…
Michèle Taylor, United States ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council wrote she was »horrified« by the contents of the #XinjiangPoliceFiles twitter.com/USAmbHRC/statu…
British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss called for China to be held accountable. twitter.com/trussliz/statu…
The #XinjiangPoliceFiles offer a rare glimpse into #China’s brutal system of internment camps. The leak covered by DER SPIEGEL and other media partners is causing political outrage, as this thread shows (1/x):
The #Xinjiangpolicefiles offer a »window into a police state« – and attach names and faces to a brutal system of internment camps in China. spiegel.de/international/…
In recent years, the Chinese state has allegedly locked away a million Uyghurs in internment camps. The #XinjiangPoliceFiles now attach names and faces to this brutal system, providing an unprecedented look behind the veil of secrecy. spiegel.de/international/…
The #XinjiangPoliceFiles. Thousands of individual stories. Thousands of women, men and children locked in Chinese detention centers. Our story @derspiegel (S+ German): spiegel.de/ausland/xinjia…
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Germany's largest magazine front page is literally plastered with reporting on the #XinjiangPoliceFiles. Seeing this atrocity getting the coverage it deserves is beyond words. It was such a pleasure to work with @christophgiesen and @bzand. spiegel.de
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#XinjiangPoliceFiles. If you wanna learn more about the internment camps in Xinjiang, I can only recommend the award-winning reporting of @alisonkilling @meghara buzzfeednews.com/article/meghar… twitter.com/alisonkilling/…
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Do you remember Igor Zelensky, the ex-director of the Bavarian State Ballet? According to an @istories_media @paper_trail_m @derspiegel investigation he is closer to Putin than previously known. Documents suggest that he dated Putin's daughter Katerina spiegel.de/panorama/leute…
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A dentist and his Ukrainian mistress allegedly used forged Kremlin powers of attorney to sell Russian government-owned properties worth millions. Investigators, intelligence services and diplomats are now puzzling over the bizarre case. spiegel.de/international/…
Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the EU has been united against Russia. On the question of EU accession, however, it is striking how different the messages sent from Europe to Kyiv have been. @derspiegel-report: spiegel.de/international/…
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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is pushing for rapid EU accession talks with Kyiv. The Eastern Europeans are applauding the move, but Berlin and Paris are applying the brakes. The issue poses a threat to Europe's united stance against… dlvr.it/SQJm8x
The Elite Ukrainian Soldiers Defending the Donbas: A visit with Captain Oleksandr Staryna, who says the Russians have recently lost momentum. @alexsarovic spiegel.de/international/… via @derspiegel
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German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock of the Green Party had been hoping to pursue a feminist foreign policy. Now, she has become a proponent of weapons deliveries to Ukraine. In an interview, she explains how those two things are not mutually… dlvr.it/SPtYKK
The Greens have long been regarded as peace-loving idealists. They are now among the loudest voices calling for heavy weapons to be delivered to Ukraine and have placed considerable pressure on German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to do so. spiegel.de/international/…
The drama surrounding the adoption of the stateless Ukrainian orphan Bridget has come to an end. The six-year-old from Zaporizhzhia has now been able to leave the country after her American adoptive parents braved the war to come get her. spiegel.de/international/…
With the world focusing on Ukraine, the Kremlin is continuing its efforts to destabilize the Balkans – with the eager assistance of Serbs in the region. The country of Bosnia and Herzegovina is at particular risk. spiegel.de/international/…
Absurd wealth, devastating poverty, drugs and corruption: The story of a ton of cocaine that went missing in Guinea-Bissau highlights the deep roots of the drug trade in the country. spiegel.de/international/…
"Germany’s military has to be integrated into a European defense plan that also addresses the most sensitive issue: nuclear deterrence. ... That may sound dystopian, but it would be reckless not to at least think about it." My editorial in @derspiegel spiegel.de/international/…
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Resistance fighters, the wounded and families with children have been trapped in a steel works in Mariupol for weeks. Shocking reports from the people trapped inside are now trickling out. Many fear they won’t survive the siege. dlvr.it/SPTYYw
Editorial: Europe needs a strong deterrent against Moscow, and that will only be possible if France and Germany team up to advance the debate. @MartinKnobbe spiegel.de/international/… via @derspiegel
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