Greece: "Ms. Merkel Could Be More Audacious"

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Crisis in Italy, eurozone reform and the end of the Greek bailout program after eight years: Greek Finance Minister Tsakalotos says Germany needs to show more courage.

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Tihange Nuclear Power Plant: Fear of a Meltdown

Distrust of the aging Tihange nuclear reactor in Belgium is growing. Across the border in Aachen, the largest anti-nuclear power movement since the 1980s has formed.

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The Leutra Valley: An Autobahn Disappears

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For decades, one of the dirtiest highways in the country led through a nature conservation area near Jena. It recently got dismantled, but has nature retuned?

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Sexism: A New Desire for Refugee Porn

With up to 800,000 search requests monthly, demand for porn clips starring refugees is growing in Germany and abroad. It's revolves around exoticization and submission.

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Syria: Fear came with Hafez Assad

The revolution was not the cause of the war in Syria. Over the course of decades, the Assad family established a rigid system of fear – and it was ready to explode.

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Syria: Bombed into Obedience

Syria lies in rubble and the Assad regime, certain of victory, is allowing journalists to visit again to see how peaceful things are. But the horrors are everywhere.

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Israel: How Mr. Ruppin built a Country

Seventy years ago, Jews from all over the world founded their own state in the Middle East. Why is Israel still so restless today?

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Serie: Deutschland spricht

Germany Talks: 'It Awakened Our Sense of Civic Identity'

At the invitation of ZEIT ONLINE, over 1,200 people recently met across Germany for political debates. Initial reactions provide the first takeaways from the event.

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Bats: Stop Publishing Fake News About Bats

Yes, bats can transmit diseases – but you are extremely unlikely to be infected by one. Why fake news about bats is dangerous to their survival.

Serie: Deutschland spricht

Germany Talks: 'You Are Rejecting an Entire Religion'

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How do you speak with a stranger about refugees, same-sex marriage, Islam and Russia? Six-hundred pairs took on this experiment for ZEIT ONLINE. We accompanied five.

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Serie: Überland

Bank Branches: The Bank Is Closing

In the small town of Habichsthal in Lower Franconia the local bank branch is closing. Like many other branches, it is suffering from a lack of customers.

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Serie: Heimatreporter

Laufdorf: Lauf vs. Dorf: A Rural Idyll, Divided

The story of Laufdorf and its local soccer team is the epitome of German normalcy. Except for the conflict that tore the team apart 25 years ago.

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Doping: 
Poisoned by East Germany

They dreamed of triumph and medals, but thousands of East German athletes were given performance-enhancing drugs without their knowledge. Many are still suffering today.

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Donald Trump: "We Liberals Looked Away for Far Too Long"

Trump is a nightmare for American liberals, says historian Adam Tooze. But they also share some of the blame. Too long they ignored the growing inequalities in society.

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Eastern Ghouta: The Smell of Fear and Death

The situation in Eastern Ghouta, Syria is horrific. While male photographers are capturing visuals of the suffering, women are telling the stories behind that footage.

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Pop-Up-Section: Why We're Launching #D18

In a new special section, ZEIT ONLINE is setting out to explore the myriad places Germans call home and organize global experiments in democracy.

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Serie: Deutschland spricht

Germany Talks: Start Debating!

ZEIT ONLINE matched up 1,200 people across Germany to meet up for face-to-face political debates. How did we do it? Here's a look behind the scenes.