The Brewing Storm: Chaos Erupts in London Over Brexit Deal

The Brewing Storm Chaos Erupts in London Over Brexit Deal

Some 874 days after the Brexit referendum, Theresa May has reached a deal with the European Union to prevent a hard exit from the bloc. But events of recent days make clear that months of drama in Brussels pales in comparison to the one unfolding in London now. By Peter Müller and Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]

Buying Time: The Scramble for Fresh Capital in Professional Football

Buying Time The Scramble for Fresh Capital in Professional Football

Representatives of private banks and investors regularly come knocking on football clubs' doors like traveling salesmen, because even some of the largest European teams frequently find themselves short on cash. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]


Double Agents: A Handy Tax Trick Used By Agents and Players

Double Agents A Handy Tax Trick Used By Agents and Players

For years, England's Premier League clubs have been using the same trick to avoid tax payments. But tax authorities are starting to pursue the cases -- and German star player Michael Ballack and agent José Mourinho have both attracted their attention. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Moscow Meddling: The Forgotten War in Eastern Ukraine

Moscow Meddling The Forgotten War in Eastern Ukraine

Russia is making little effort to disguise its leadership role in the self-proclaimed people's republics in eastern Ukraine. Putin needs the regions to blackmail Kiev. An Essay by Christian Neef more... Comment ]


Carlos Tévez in Manchester: A Dubious Transfer Deal Gone Sour

Carlos Tévez in Manchester A Dubious Transfer Deal Gone Sour

Carlos Tévez was one of the first superstars signed by Manchester City's new owners from Abu Dhabi in 2009. The transfer fee was paid to a dubious company located in a tax haven. By DER SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

The Disappeared An Inside Look at China's Reeducation Camps

A million Muslims are being held in reeducation camps in northwestern China, where they are forced to learn Mandarin and sing communist songs. Ex-prisoners who have escaped across the border to Kazakhstan talk about their imprisonment. By Katrin Kuntz more... Comment ]


Interview with Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn: 'We Can't Stop Brexit'

Interview with Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn 'We Can't Stop Brexit'

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn believes that politics have left young people behind. In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, he speaks about Brexit, the crisis of social democracy in Europe and the uphill battle to unite his party. Interview Conducted by Jörg Schindler more... Comment ]

Pinhas Zahavi: Inside the World of a Powerful Football Agent

Pinhas Zahavi Inside the World of a Powerful Football Agent

Football agent Pinhas Zahavi sought to free Robert Lewandowski from his contract with Bayern Munich this summer. The Israeli is one of the most influential professionals in the business. He brought Neymar to Paris, but was also involved in murky deals with underage players. more... Comment ]


Venture Capital: How Clubs Profit By Exploiting Young African Talent

Venture Capital How Clubs Profit By Exploiting Young African Talent

Manchester City invests millions in an African football academy. But very few of its attendees make the jump to Europe. Those that do are treated like commodities. more... Comment ]

Crumbling Currency: Yemen Slides into the Horrors of Famine

Crumbling Currency Yemen Slides into the Horrors of Famine

War-torn Yemen is experiencing the disastrous collapse of its currency. Food, fuel, medication and clean water is becoming astronomically expensive. The result is a looming famine that could become one of the biggest ever. By Christoph Reuter more... Comment ]