DER SPIEGEL senior Washington correspondent Gregor Peter Schmitz elaborates on the magazine's recent reports on NSA spying. Friends of the Congo's Kambale Musavuli discusses what impact UN troops can have in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Europe saw a political shake up this weekend when voters went to the polls in France, Serbia and Greece. Greek voters gave a majority to the center-right New Democracy party. But with only about 19 percent of the vote, they did not win enough seats to take control of parliament.
Chicago is having its warmest winter in 80 years, according to The Sun-Times. Meanwhile, Mexico is mired in drought. Europe is experiencing bone-chilling cold in places where snow doesn't usually even fall.
Thanks to the feverish coverage of the European debt crisis, we know that Germany is the economic engine that’s kept the Eurozone afloat. The Germans attribute their success in large part to their dual education system.
Greek Prime Minster George Papandreou, who was born and raised in the U.S., belongs to Greece's most important political dynasty — he's the son and grandson of prime ministers.And yet just two years after he led the Socialist party to victory, his popularity has plummeted, his debt-stricken country
Financial markets in Europe and the United States slumped badly Monday after Greece conceded it will not meet its deficit reduction goals for this year — or next — despite its austerity measures.Stocks indexes in the U.S., France, Germany and Spain all fell about 2 percent.The markets were respondin