How is it possible that 2,750 tons of highly explosive ammonium nitrate was stored in the heart of Beirut for several years? DER SPIEGEL recounts the missteps, corruption and incompetence that led to the August blast.
Humanity is continuing to crank up the heat in our atmosphere – with catastrophic consequences. How warm will it get? What does it mean for Germany and the world? And what can we still do about it?
Joe Biden has won the election, but he is facing an immense task. America is deeply divided and Trump’s followers are just as passionate as ever. What are the president-elect’s prospects for success?
A huge blaze has erupted in an abandoned building in France’s northern port city of Le Havre, triggering the evacuation of nearby houses. Footage from the scene shows a large column of fire and thick clouds of smoke in the air. The fire broke out on Saturday. According to France’s emergency services, the building is…
Israel has issued a warning to its citizens abroad about potential terrorist attacks amid threats from Tehran of retaliatory action in response to the killing of a top Iranian nuclear scientist. Iran was quick to blame Israel last week for the killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, though it has not taken credit for the action. Fakhrizadeh…
Leading politicians in Germany from all mainstream parties are demanding that construction on the natural gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 be suspended as a result of the poisoning of Alexei Navalny. But Merkel’s government is so far resisting such calls.
President Donald Trump has repeatedly locked horns with John Bolton since the latter was fired as national security adviser in 2019; Bolton was, in particular, infuriated over POTUS’s attack on the second-ranking Senate Republican, John Thune.