- *Pleas for Weapons: Europe Reluctant to Arm Syrian Rebels
Despite desperate pleas from top Syrian insurgents, Western leaders remain reluctant to arm them. Though the European embargo is set to expire at the end of the month, political and legal considerations make aid for the rebels unlikely.
- 7 hours ago, 24 May 13, 4:19pm -
- *Electric Avenue: Solar Road Panels Offer Asphalt Alternative
An American couple has found a surprising alternative to conventional asphalt motorways: solar road panels. In addition to providing electricity, saving oil and melting fresh snow, it could also prevent accidents.
- 7 hours ago, 24 May 13, 4:14pm -
- *Suicide by Sequester: US Feels Pinch of Erratic Spending Cuts
The pain of the sequester has been bearable thus far, but that will soon change. This summer, thousands of Americans will suffer due to cuts triggered by the entrenched budgetary battle in Washington -- and the damage could last for generations.
- 9 hours ago, 24 May 13, 2:05pm -
- Holocaust at Sea: The Lone Survivor of the 'Struma'
In 1942, a Soviet submarine in the Black Sea torpedoed and sank the Struma, a ship filled with almost 800 Jewish refugees headed from Romania to the Holy Land. David Stoliar, the lone survivor, agreed to share his story with SPIEGEL ONLINE.
- 1 day ago, 23 May 13, 1:29pm -
- Amnesty International: Report Slams European Asylum Policies
Millions are fleeing from war and violence, but Europe is sealing itself off to those in need, a new report from Amnesty International alleged on Thursday. The human rights organization urged EU countries to act and save lives.
- 2 days ago, 23 May 13, 10:48am -