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[l] at 7/15/19 2:09am
As the European Union has expanded eastward, hundreds of thousands of children have been turned into orphans in all but name. They grow up without their parents, who have no choice but to work in rich, Western European countries for a lack of job options back home.

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[l] at 7/12/19 11:16am
The far-right fringe of Germany's populist Alternative for Germany party is gaining ground. Politicians in the party who once opposed the wing and its leader, Björn Höcke, have abandoned their resistance and are taking steps to embrace the extremists.
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[l] at 7/12/19 11:15am
Until recently, Ursula von der Leyen was largely unknown in Brussels. Now the German defense minister needs to win over a majority of the EU Parliament to secure the presidency of the European Commission. She remains an enigma to many, but is hoping some high-profile advisers can help change that.

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[l] at 7/11/19 3:52am
By 2050, the world will require nearly twice as much food as today. But producing it without consuming any extra resources -- so as not to exacerbate climate change -- will be tricky. Three scientists explain how this agricultural feat may be possible.
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[l] at 7/9/19 7:58am
Seventeen days at sea, chaos, distress and an act of desperation: The drama surrounding German captain Carola Rackete has exposed the cynicism behind European migration policy. The EU is no longer rescuing drowning migrants and the number of refugees continues to fall. By DER SPIEGEL Staff

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[l] at 7/8/19 4:48am
Carola Rackete saved 53 migrants adrift at sea. In an interview, she discusses the hardships on board, her arrest in Italy and the failure of European immigration policy.
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[l] at 7/5/19 10:00am
The nomination of German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen as European Commission president came as a surprise. And many are unhappy. It not only undermines efforts to make the EU more democratic, but she may not be confirmed.

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[l] at 7/4/19 3:39am
It's easy to criticize Washington's migration policies as inhumane, but the approach taken by the European Union is even more outrageous. Politicians in the EU outsource the horrors and wash their hands of any guilt.

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[l] at 7/4/19 3:03am
China is the largest creditor in the world, funding infrastructure projects in the developing world in exchange for access to raw materials. A new study shows that the risk of a new debt crisis is significant.

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[l] at 7/3/19 9:09am
Islamic State has been conquered and the war has ended in large parts of Syria, but most Syrian refugees living in Germany want to stay. Many fear persecution if they go back while others have already established themselves in their new home.

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[l] at 7/3/19 8:29am
Only a small percentage of the world's refugees ever reach Europe. Most never even leave the continent they are originally from. Some of the world's poorest nations as hosts to millions of refugees, including Ethiopia.
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[l] at 7/2/19 6:01am
Does President Donald Trump know what he's doing? Former U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has his doubts. In an interview, he discusses the crisis in Iran and Trump's strange decision to abort a missile strike just minutes before launch.

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[l] at 7/1/19 9:26am
Half of Europe has been slammed by a massive heat wave in recent days, with many regions experiencing temperatures never before seen in June. But it may just be the beginning. 

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[l] at 7/1/19 8:35am
Addiction to paco, a by-product of cocaine production, is rampant in poor districts of Buenos Aires. Photographer Karl Mancini documented the everyday lives of teens struggling with the drug.
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[l] at 6/28/19 10:40am
French President Emmanuel Macron is ignoring the results of the European election by trying to make a back-room deal with other EU leaders over who should become the next president of the European Commission. It's a serious mistake.

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[l] at 6/28/19 10:39am
With U.S. President Donald Trump and Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani trading taunts and threats, tensions between the two countries are reaching an all-time high. The slightest misstep could trigger yet another full-blown, armed conflict in the Middle East.

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[l] at 6/28/19 10:10am
After opposition politician Ekrem Imamoglu won the first Istanbul mayoral election, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had the vote repeated. The new mayor's second victory heralds the arrival of a great democratic hope for Turkey -- and perhaps even the beginning of the end of the Erdogan era.

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[l] at 6/27/19 9:45am
The recent politically motivated assassination of a prominent local leader in Germany has raised concern about the growing threat of far-right extremism in the country. As investigators search for possible accomplices, politicians are struggling to find answers to the escalating violence. By DER SPIEGEL Staff

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[l] at 6/26/19 9:27am
In an interview, European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström discusses what the tariff dispute between the United States and China means for European companies and consumers and why President Trump's strategy could end with the "law of the jungle."

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[l] at 6/25/19 5:34am
The trade war between the United States and China is increasingly creating a bipolar world. As U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping prepare to meet at the upcoming G-20 summit, Europe is facing an increasingly tense dilemma: Which side should it choose?

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[l] at 6/21/19 9:58am
In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, Nicola Sturgeon, the head of the Scottish government, discusses her plans for an independence referendum, the possibility of a no-deal Brexit and the battle in the Tory Party to pick Theresa May's successor.

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