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. 

Caught in the Trap

Heinz-Christian Strache, the head of Austria's right-wing populist FPÖ party, met with a purported multimillionaire on Ibiza in 2017. She offered him campaign support in exchange for public contracts. But she was a decoy.

The Boy Who Survived

The Nazis robbed him of his freedom and murdered his family. Jakub Szabmacher forgot what it meant to be human in the Flossenbürg concentration camp. Now named Jack Terry, he has made regular trips in recent years to the site of his suffering.

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"I Knew They Might Cut Off My Head on Camera"

German journalist Janina Findeisen was kidnapped by terrorists in Syria and held captive despite being pregnant. She was finally released in 2016. Here, she speaks of her months of captivity, during which she gave birth to her son.

The Phoenix from Aschheim

Launched in a Munich suburb, Wirecard's online payment business became a stock market darling - until its share price tanked. The story of the company and its market misfortune is a veritable whodunit about hubris and speculation in the digital age.

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Four of a Kind

Corporations and governments around the world are dependent on four major auditing companies – and so far, every attempt to rein in the Big Four's power and influence has failed. It is an untenable situation.

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Protecting our sources is our highest priority. How to reach the Süddeutsche Zeitung securely.

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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.

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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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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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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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Paradise Papers

The offshore data leak pries open the door on the wheeling and dealing of the super-rich and major corporations.

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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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Las Vegas
Roar and Renaissance

It’s the first weekend without restrictions after 15 months of Pandemic: ecstasy in its essence. 48 hours in Las Vegas.

Panama Papers

2.6 terabytes, 11.5 million documents, and 214,000 shell companies: The Panama Papers are the largest data leak journalists have ever worked with.

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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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