Die Welt ("The World") is a German daily founded in Hamburg in 1946, and currently owned by the Axel Springer AG company, Europe's largest publishing house. Now based in Berlin, Die Welt is sold in more than 130 countries. A Sunday edition called Welt am Sonntag has been published since 1948.


European Union, Risks From Every Corner Of The Continent

Alexander Van der Bellen winning the presidential election in Austria made Europe’s political leaders jubilate. But the bitter pill followed the morning after: EU-sympathizer Matteo Renzi h......


Can Martin Schulz Conquer German Politics?


Netanyahu, The Real Master Of Populism

Right-wing populists are advancing in every corner of the world, but let's not forget the Israeli prime minister who has been in power for years. Here's his formula.


Only Angela Merkel Can Stop The Liberal West From Imploding

Guests are like dead fish, they say: after three days they start to smell. When it comes to government leaders, it usually takes a little longer. The Americans oblige their president to clear the W......


Flaws And All, The World Will Miss Barack Obama

President Obama was, on many levels, a major disappointment. But his legacy is one of grace and integrity in a political world that grows uglier by the day.


A Dirty Path From Smuggled Cigarettes To Terror Attacks

BERLIN – Organised crime has infiltrated many a company to smuggle cigarettes or medical drugs of various sorts. Their strategy of distribution is so clever that police on a global level have......


Vladimir Putin Is Playing The West For A Fool

The failure of the Western allies to weigh on the situation in Syria is a humanitarian disaster. It's also a sign for Putin that he can also have his way elsewhere.


The German Car, Europe's Last Stand Against U.S. Corporate Hegemony

In 2015, Apple earned more than the five most profitable companies in Europe combined.