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Obama's foreign policy shortcomings

Washington - When Attorney General Eric Holder says that the Islamic State that has taken root in Iraq and Syria poses a "deadly" threat, and that he has "extreme, extreme concern" about its bomb-makers, that sounds like an emergency. Yet the Obama administration hasn't settled on a coordinated, aggressive response that might prevent this inferno... weiter

Middle East

Rethinking Wilson's points

Washington - As American policymakers ponder the future shape of the Middle East, they should perhaps recall that the United States was opposed to the 1916 Sykes-Picot agreement, the famous "line in the sand" that is now said to be dissolving. American's opposition back then was based on its rejection of the secret diplomacy between Britain and... weiter


Holder grows in the job

Washington - Setting clear management guidelines may be the least glamorous part of being a Cabinet secretary, but by this measure, Attorney General Eric Holder has succeeded over the past year in communicating his law-enforcement priorities to the Justice Department. When I queried a range of Washington attorneys about Holder's record for a June... weiter

Isis im Irak

Terrorist with gang-leader charisma

Washington - A glimpse of the passionate loyalty inspired by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the insurgent group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, comes in a recent video made by a 20-year-old Muslim recruit from the British city of Cardiff, Wales. "We understand no borders," says the young man, identified as Nasser Muthana... weiter

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Ein Mikroskop im Labor. Der Blick hinter die Kulissen der Brustkrebsforschung von Josef Penninger.

20140718mh7 22.07.2014 - Newcastle United-Kapitän Fabricio Coloccini trägt vor dem Spiel gegen Sydney FC in Dunedin, Neuseeland, Blumen, als Zeichen der Anteilnahme am Tod des Newcastle-Fans, der beim Abschuss der MH17 ums Leben kam,  auf das Spielfeld.

Müde? Dann geht es Ihnen wie der "lebendigen" Skultpur von Claude Pontis, zu sehen in Nantes in der Ausstellung <a href="http://www.levoyageanantes.fr/fr/" target="_blank"> "Le Voyage à Nantes"</a>. Ein Foto, das im Laufe der Zeit an Bedeutung gewonnen hat. Die deutsche Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel und ihr Smartphone. Vor der NSA-Spionagekrise noch ein Randthema nun topaktuell. Angela Merkel feiert am 17. 7. ihren 60. Geburtstag.