No more surrender for Brexit Party’s Farage in election

LONDON (Reuters) - Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage on Thursday rejected demands to further help British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in next month’s general election by pulling out of contests with the opposition Labour Party, saying he aimed to win enough seats to hold Johnson to account. Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage wears boxing gloves during a visit at a boxing gym in Ilford, Britain, November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay The Dec. 12 e..

Trans-Atlantic Hate: Neo-Nazi ‘Atomwaffen Division’ Spreads Fear in Germany

German politicians and activists have been the focus of a wave of vicious, neo-Nazi threats of late, many of them signed by a new extremist group from the U.S. called the "Atomwaffen Division." Security officials in Germany are concerned. Members of the Atomwaffen Division in the U.S., together with neo-Nazi ideologue James Mason. When Donna Clark moved to German..

Conservatives warn of economic crisis under Labour, citing disputed dossier

LONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister Sajid Javid said on Sunday the opposition Labour Party’s “reckless” spending plans would trigger an economic crisis within months if it won the Dec. 12 election, citing a contested dossier published by his Conservative Party. Labour strongly dismissed the report, which said it would increase spending by 1.2 trillion pounds ($1.5 trillion) over the next five years, calling it fake news. The future path..

Sinking suburban ‘home’ drifts down Thames in watery climate protest

A mock-up of a typical British suburban home is seen sinking into the River Thames, in a protest by Extinction Rebellion to demand faster government action on climate change in London, Britain November 10, 2019. Extinction Rebellion/Guy Reece/Handout via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. LONDON (Reuters) - A floating mock-up of a typical British suburban home was seen slowly sinking into the Thames in centra..

Javid says opposition Labour would trigger economic crisis – BBC

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid appears on BBC TV's The Andrew Marr Show in London, Britain, November 10, 2019. Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister Sajid Javid said the opposition Labour Party’s spending plans would trigger an economic crisis within months, citing a contested dossier published by his Conservative Party and refusing to give costs for his own fiscal..

Interview with Mikhail Gorbachev: ‘It Was Impossible To Go On Living Like Before’

In a DER SPIEGEL interview, former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev speaks about the fall of the Berlin Wall, why perestroika was unavoidable and the present-day relationship between the West and Russia. Yuriy Chichkov/ DER SPIEGEL Former leader of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev Mikhail Gorbachev was the general secretary of the Communist Party..

Corruption and Cruise Ships: Montenegro’s Scenic Coast Spoiled by Greed

Montenegro is the only country in the world to describe itself as "ecological" in its constitution. But the exploitation of its Adriatic coastline, where developers are given free rein, tells a different story. Stevan Kordic Global Societies All Articles It's a beautiful day along Montenegro's Adriatic coast. The air is warm, the sun is high and Miljan Vujosevic cruises along in his ..

Freedom of Speech: Germany Struggles To Define Limits of What Can Be Said

11/08/2019 01:56 PM Germany Struggles To Define Limits of What Can Be Said A debate over the limits of free speech is exploding in Germany, with the left and the right seeking to outdo each other. The political debate has grown intense in this polarized country, but it's also more vital than ever. By DER SPIEGEL Staff Someone must have made it all up, it was just too perfect to have really happened. At some point, the curtain will be ..

Battle over the Defense Budget: Germany Remains Tepid on NATO 2-Percent Goal

U.S. President Donald Trump has been extremely critical of German defense spending. But in a midterm government report, Finance Minister Olaf Scholz successfully prevented an explicit pledge to increase the defense budget. German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer In the process of formulating the German government's goals for the next two y..

Angela Merkel on the Fall of the Wall: ‘I Wanted to See the Rockies...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was 35 when the Berlin Wall came down. In an interview, she speaks of her dreams as a citizen of East Germany, the divide between Germany's East and West and the rise of the populists during her tenure. Peter Rigaud/ DER SPIEGEL Angela Merkel speaks to DER SPIEGEL about life in East Germany, the fall of the Berlin Wall and reunification. ..

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