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Germany has sent dozens of search and rescue specialists; Qatar sent mobile hospitals, generators and burn sheets. Investigations continue on why a huge stockpile of volatile chemicals was left in the port for years.

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On her first visit to India, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock will address the climate crisis and sign a mobility agreement.
12 Dec
A militant group of Germany's far-right extremist Reichsbürger movement apparently planned to overthrow the government. Could such a coup succeed?
17 Dec
Interior Minister Nancy Faeser said the German government needed to "exert maximum pressure" to remove weapons from far-right extremists of the Reichsbürger movement.
12 Dec
In a nail-biting match full of high quality, France advanced to the World Cup semi-finals with a 2-1 win over England. Aurélien Tchouaméni opened with a scorching long-range effort, before Harry Kane equalised with a penalty but Olivier Giroud won the game with a bullet header.
12 Dec
It was a tough round of officiating for the men in charge as players voiced frustration and anger at decisions and referee appointments. Portuguese stars like Bruno Fernandez and Pepe questioned why an Argentinian referee took charge of their 1-0 loss to Morocco, while Harry Maguire's fury at Brazil's Wilton Sampaio was clear in England's 2-1 loss to France. But were the match officials to blame or do the laws need a review?
17 Dec
Germany's government has agreed to relax its immigration laws with the aim of attracting skilled workers to its jobs market. The cabinet wants a Canadian-style points system to bring in workers who speak German or have relevant skills.
13 Dec
We look ahead to all the action at this week's World Cup semi-final fixtures in Qatar. Argentina face 2018 runners-up Croatia on Tuesday, while defending champions France play surprise semi-finalists Morocco on Wednesday. What can we expect from what will no doubt be two thrilling matches?
13 Dec
We look ahead to all the action at this week's World Cup semi-final fixtures in Qatar. Argentina face 2018 runners-up Croatia on Tuesday, while defending champions France play surprise semi-finalists Morocco on Wednesday.
13 Dec
GuardianTV takes a look at what to expect from what will no doubt be two thrilling matches. But first, we look ahead to today's World Cup semi-final fixtures in Qatar as Argentina faces 2018 runners-up Croatia.
18 Dec
After a raid on members of a plot to violently overthrow the German state, questions are being asked about the links between the "Reichsbürger" movement the plotters belonged to, and the far-right populist AfD.
15 Dec
Morocco has said seven flights were canceled due to "restrictions imposed by Qatari authorities." The national Moroccan carrier had announced 30 flights to support the team in the World Cup semifinals.
16 Dec
Mammai Bhoo Laxmi's husband went to Qatar to work on its FIFA World Cup infrastructure as a construction worker. Within one week after arrival, he was reported dead.