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Donald Trump's Voter Fraud Claims Are Dangerous (Fr, 29 Mai 2020)
Not taking Trump at face value is naïve. And with the U.S. president now issuing constant warnings of voter fraud this fall, it is time to accept that he is laying the groundwork for his next attack on democracy.
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Virologist Christian Drosten: "We Managed to Stop a Pandemic Wave with Relatively Mild Measures" (Fri, 29 May 2020)
Germany's most famous virologist Christian Drosten has been the target of hatred and adoration. In an interview, he tells DER SPIEGEL how he is dealing with his newfound fame and what comes next in the fight against COVID-19.
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Generation Coronavirus: Economic Scars for Decades to Come (Fri, 29 May 2020)
Companies in Germany were practically begging 20- to 30-year-olds to come work for them. Then came the coronavirus, destroying health, lives and jobs. It will take decades for this generation to catch up economically.
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The Empregadas and the Epidemic: COVID-19 Lays Bare Brazil’s Deep Societal Divide (Thu, 28 May 2020)
The coronavirus pandemic is hitting Brazil harder than most other countries, in part because social inequality is so massive. Armies of maids commute between favela slums and middle-class neighborhoods. Taking a closer look at them tells a lot about the country.
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The Assads against the Makhloufs: A Bitter Feud over Power and Money Erupts in Syria (Tue, 26 May 2020)
For the last several months, a heated conflict has been escalating between the most powerful families in Syria. It has been trying Russia's patience and could decide who will ultimately wield control.
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Bangladeshi Seamstresses Struggle for Survival amid Factory Closures (Tue, 26 May 2020)
A million seamstresses in Bangladesh had to stop work due to the corona closures of clothing stores in Europe and the U.S. Now, production is restarting, and the workers have been given a choice: Either go hungry or risk infection at work.
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EU Pandemic Adviser Peter Piot: "We Will Have to Learn to Live with COVID-19" (Sat, 23 May 2020)
Belgian pandemic expert Peter Piot helped discover the Ebola virus, and is currently advising the EU on the COVID-19 pandemic. He is also a survivor of the disease, and found it much worse than he had expected.
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Merkel and Macron Find the Strength for Europe (Fri, 22 May 2020)
France and Germany have once again banded together for the greater good in Europe. Their show of unity was long overdue.
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France and Germany Show the Way Forward in the COVID-19 Crisis (Fri, 22 May 2020)
For a time, it looked as though the crisis surrounding the coronavirus could deliver a fatal blow to the European Union. But on Monday, Paris and Berlin announced a new fund. There is still plenty of opposition to overcome. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
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Germany: The Bunker that Became a Hub of International Crime (Fri, 22 May 2020)
A former military facility in Germany’s Mosel region served as a hub for organized crime on the internet until 650 police shut it down in a raid. The bizarre story behind the bunker that is likely to produce countless criminal cases. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
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Database Exposes Offshore Holdings of Prominent Germans (Fri, 22 May 2020)
A group of internet activists has posted data from a Bahamas corporate registry online. Searches of the database have turned up a number of prominent Germans whose offshore holdings weren’t previously known to the public. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
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Corona in Germany: The Towns on the Front Lines of COVID-19 (Wed, 20 May 2020)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the country's state governors have decided that if a municipality becomes a coronavirus hotspot, authorities there must intervene. But local leaders have other plans.
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Jordan's King Abdullah II: “The Danger of People Starving to Death Is Greater than the Danger from the Virus” (Fri, 15 May 2020)
Jordan is concerned about the security of the country's food supplies in the crisis triggered by the coronavirus. In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, King Abdullah II discusses the pandemic and warns U.S. President Donald Trump against trying to implement his peace plan for the Middle East.
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Germany's Corona Divide: Berlin Fears Populists Will Exploit Protest Movement (Fri, 15 May 2020)
A vocal minority in Germany opposes the restrictions put in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, including right-wing radicals, but also people at the center of society. How can the government best address the protest movement?
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What the Coronavirus Does Inside the Body: Anatomy of a Killer (Fri, 15 May 2020)
SARS-CoV-2 does much more damage to the human body than initially assumed. It can attack any number of organs and even penetrates the brain. But why do some people experience worse symptoms than others?
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The Corona Conspiracy Theorists: Protests in Germany See Fringe Mix with the Mainstream (Thu, 14 May 2020)
At demonstrations and on the internet, both the far-left and the far-right have converged in their agitation against measures taken to limit the spread of the coronavirus. In a disturbing development, their conspiracy theories are also reaching the mainstream.
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The Coronavirus Could Cripple Public Finances (Thu, 14 May 2020)
The coronavirus has plunged the global economy into a new phase of uncertainty. Governments and central banks are once again trying to shield companies and banks from collapse with massive bailouts. But there is danger in stimulating the economy on credit: It could spark a post-crisis crisis.
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Pandemic Side Effect: Other Diseases Are Spreading in the Shadow of COVID-19 (Wed, 13 May 2020)
Efforts to control major life-threatening diseases are in danger of being thwarted by the global fight against the coronavirus. Doctors and aid workers are afraid millions of people could die.
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A Failed Deception: The Early Days of the Coronavirus Outbreak in Wuhan (Tue, 12 May 2020)
In December, a mysterious new respiratory illness began spreading in Wuhan. But it took fully 21 days before the Chinese authorities mobilized to fight the disease. Could the coronavirus pandemic have been prevented?
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Too Casual with COVID-19: The High Price of Freedom in Sweden (Tue, 12 May 2020)
Many Europeans suffering under lockdowns view Sweden as a role model for how the Scandinavian country has dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic. But the price of Stockholm's lax approach has been high.
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