Despite Donald Trump's defeat, the United States still appears to be in a state of moral decay. A DER SPIEGEL correspondent reflects on his five years in America.
The US allows more methods for execution as 39 countries reject UN resolution on a moratorium.
The Kolyma Highway in the Russian Far East once delivered tens of thousands of prisoners to the work camps of Stalin’s gulag. The ruins of that cruel era are still visible today.
Ultimately, it's about getting Indigenous lands back in Indigenous hands.
The Drudge Report has become a conformist shadow of its formerly bratty, oppositional self. Why?
The problem with the internet is that when you start researching one thing, you inevitably open a can of worms, unleashing a plethora of information that,though related in subject, will only...
A vast dump in central Accra is the final resting place for e-waste from all over the world, but it takes a serious toll on local residents
Although memorials to past pandemics are not as prolific as war memorials, they do exist. A scholar of visual culture provides a brief history of monuments around the world.
They're often touted as a path to affordable housing. But the scale of the problem calls for a bigger solution
In the summer of 2014 an unusual bank robber shocked, mystified and captivated the US. The Bombshell Bandit tells Jeff Maysh her story.
India's Covid-19 immunisation programme will face unprecedented challenges, say experts.
He wasn’t fast. He couldn’t jump. But the way he moved with the ball, the control he had with his left foot, left people gasping
Small bites are common. Some people have been scratched, but never killed
What started as a dispute over an art installation between two famous neighbors escalated into blasting the theme song of Gilligan's Island and has now wound its way into the courts.
In order to prevent the theft of the coveted vaccines, pharmaceutical companies are also considering equipping shipments with GPS trackers or sending out empty trucks to deceive possible thieves
To those who think vaccines are harmful, COVID-19 is just another conspiracy
The incoming Biden administration should seek to build a U.S.-EU alliance that will hardwire democratic governance into everything digital.
Joe Biden’s foreign policy nominees say they will prioritise human rights in relations with Middle East governments.
On Martinique and Guadeloupe a pesticide has poisoned the soil and water and caused many cases of prostate cancer.
The automatic culture of the world's favorite new social network.
China’s tightening control over its internet is narrowing the divide between online and offline identity.
Beware of leaders willing to set their own country on fire.
Even after a Covid-19 vaccine, changes to how we shop, dine, work out and entertain ourselves are likely to endure.
Rising inequality, and widespread celibacy — the new medieval age awaits
Library staff believed manuscripts were ‘mis-shelved’ in 2000 but now think theft likely
Hypothetical median income of full-time U.S. workers if income were distributed as evenly as it was in 1975
Polling experts are questioning whether the margin of error is a useful metric, with some saying it should be banished.
I took a look at Obama’s new memoir and found the man in the middle, who promised hope but chose pragmatism.
John Fetterman has become a symbol of Pennsylvania’s resistance to Trump’s anti-democratic moves, writes Richard Hall
The aftermath of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, Rudy Giuliani at that press conference, the continuing conflict in Idlib and the enduring impact of Covid-19: the most striking images from...
QR codes - bar codes that can be read by mobile phones - have been used in China during the pandemic.
Observers with a view from abroad tell us how dysfunctional the U.S. political system looks to everyone else.
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Taipei in Taiwan.