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16 сентября, 17:09

Football Leaks Lawyer: 'In Germany, Pinto Never Would Have Been Sent to Jail'

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Rui Pinto is the whistleblower behind Football Leaks and has been in jail in Portugal for months. In an interview, his lawyer William Bourdon talks about how his client is doing and what he is doing to get Pinto out of prison.

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13 сентября, 19:13

'Special Advisers': Investigators Target Illicit Trade in Diplomatic Passports

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Several Germans have managed to procure diplomatic passports from African countries, including former tennis star Boris Becker and figures with criminal histories. Now authorities are investigating a suspected network of intermediaries. By DER SPIEGEL Staff

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13 сентября, 18:50

Interview with Edward Snowden: 'If I Happen to Fall out of a Window, You Can Be Sure I Was Pushed'

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In a DER SPIEGEL interview, whistleblower Edward Snowden talks about how he managed to mislead the most powerful intelligence agency in the world, about his life in Russia and about why the internet must be reinvented.

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13 сентября, 14:59

Return to Gadhafi Era in Libya: A Warlord Rebuilds Benghazi in His Own Image

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Benghazi was the center of the revolution against former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi. After driving out the Islamists, warlord Khalifa Haftar has set up a culture of surveillance and fear in the city. Now he aims to conquer the rest of the country.

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12 сентября, 18:52

Alternative for Democracy: The AfD's Ongoing Slide toward Right-Wing Extremism

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In recent state elections, the right-wing populist party Alternative for Germany won almost a quarter of the votes. It was primarily radical candidates from the right-wing fringe who emerged triumphant. The party is continuing its slide into extremism. By DER SPIEGEL Staff

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12 сентября, 16:10

Football Leaks: Why FC Chelsea Parked a Young Player in Cologne

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Why did the 14-year-old football prodigy Thierno Ballo transfer from Bayer Leverkusen to the amateur club Viktoria Köln? He was apparently parked there as part of a contract with FC Chelsea.

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11 сентября, 14:49

The Fearless Generation: Russian Youth Stand Up to the State

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University student Yegor Zhukov was arrested for participating in a Moscow protest and thousands of young Russians threw their support behind him. A new generation of youth in Russia is standing up to Kremlin oppression.

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09 сентября, 11:07

Invisible Slaves: The Grim World of Bangladesh's Underage Domestics

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In Bangladesh, the children of poor families are often forced to work as domestic help for richer families. Many receive neither payment nor free time, nor even a proper place to sleep. Most of them are girls.

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06 сентября, 19:05

The Breaking of Britain: Johnson Goes Full Speed Ahead into Chaos

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The fight over Brexit is becoming increasingly absurd. In this week's epic clash between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the House of Commons, parliament appears to have won round one. But Johnson is going for broke.

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06 сентября, 19:04

Pearl River Delta: China Experiments with a New Kind of Megalopolis

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Beijing is building a megacity in the Pearl River Delta that it hopes will one day rival New York and Tokyo. This colossal urbanization project is a bold attempt at metropolitan integration -- and perhaps also a plan by the Chinese leadership to keep Hong Kong under its thumb.

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06 сентября, 19:02

Ukrainian Brotherhood: How UEFA Payments Ended Up in the British Virgin Islands

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UEFA transferred around 380 million euros intended for the Football Federation of Ukraine to a company in the British Virgin Islands without knowing who controlled the firm. It was the oligarch Igor Surkis, president of Dynamo Kyiv, who finance his club using the offshore company.

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06 сентября, 17:00

The Category-A Principle: How Adidas and Nike Are Cementing Football's Wealth Gap

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Adidas and Nike are locked in bitter competition for the right to represent players and teams with the greatest global reach. It is a battle that cements the gap between the rich and the poor in world football. Cristiano Ronaldo's contract is perhaps the most astonishing.