SZ international

Süddeutsche Zeitung, founded 1945, also known as SZ, Germany's largest broadsheet newspaper, publishes articles of international interest in English. SZ has won a number of prestigious awards for its investigative journalism. 

Implant Files

Implant Files
The Sick System

Insulin pumps, artificial joints, pacemakers: Implants and prostheses are often brought to market with cheap materials and without studies or clinical trials. They can cause pain, long-term injury or even death. Patients are powerless.

Implant Files
The Scaremongers

They fuel fears, warning that more stringent regulations could be deleterious or even deadly to consumers, and they have a direct line to top politicians. How lobbyists in Berlin and Brussels are working to prevent thorough testing for medical devices.

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Implant Files
Macho Medicine

The world of medicine is dangerously male-centric, often providing the same treatments to both sexes. This can have devastating consequences for women. When it comes to healthcare, greater attention needs to be paid to gender differences.

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Implant Files
The Reluctant Hero

Jürgen Thoma spent eight years fighting the manufacturer of his artificial hip in court. The ruling could trigger a wave of lawsuits.

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United Nations
For the Sake of Peace

After two UN investigators are murdered during a mission in the Congo, the government blames rebels in the killing. But documents underscore suspicions that the intelligence service and the military may have been behind the crime. 

The activist

Roger Waters, the former singer of Pink Floyd, has received rave reviews for his current world tour. But critics have accused him of anti-Semitism for his vocal support of BDS, an organization that calls for a boycott of Israel. His response: "They just want me to keep my mouth shut!" A debate.

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Last Gasp for Press Freedom
A Turkish Lawsuit Could Muzzle an Important Journalist

A reporter with Turkey's Cumhuriyet newspaper is to go on trial this week for damages relating to her reporting on the Paradise Papers.

Edward Snowden
"The Russian government is corrupt in many ways"

In an interview, the NSA-whistleblower spoke publicly about his life in Russia, Angela Merkel and the need for better whistleblower-protection.

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"I don’t carry any hate"

Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi is deeply rooted in India's most influential clan of politicians. It's his job to challenge the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Daphne Caruana Galizia
Media appeals to EU

In an open letter, top editors of international media have appealed to the European Commission to investigate the state of journalism in Malta following the murder of  investigative reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia.

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Özil’s Resignation Is A Fatal Message For Integration In Germany

Mesut Özil is one of the best football players. The german football association and politics stylised him as an excellent example for integration. The fact that they have now dropped him confirms the frustration of many Turkish-Germans.

Strache Files

Heinz-Christian Strache, the leader of the right-wing populist Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ), was a member of the Neo-Nazi movement as a young man. Our reconstruction shows how deep his involvement was. 

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Max Pechstein
The Bridge

For generations, two families – one in America and the other in Germany – have been searching for paintings by the artist Max Pechstein. The search is about more than just art.

Haven For Turkey's Exiled Intellectuals

Writers, artists and others fleeing oppression in Turkey are settling in the Kreuzberg neighborhood of Berlin. But the dream is always to go back home.  

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Robot Brains Need Human Rules

Artificial intelligence is too useful and advanced to ignore. But it also comes with huge risks, and should be limited accordingly.

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Germany's Difficult Divorce From Diesel

Owners of diesel cars are trying to get rid of them in wake of a landmark ruling that could lead to urban bans on the vehicles.  

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A Modern Tale Of Anti-Semitism

Paul is 14 years old. For months, he was assaulted and bullied by his classmates, and finally had to leave his school. Anti-Semitism lives on in Germany — but it’s changing.  

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