It's been days coming. Algeria's government kept quiet while its army took back the gas plant from jihadists. Dozens of foreign nationals died in the operation.
Only three European teams remain at the World Cup in Brazil. That will be cut to one, when one of France or Germany heads for the exit door. But Löw says there will be more from his team.
The Algerian prime minister has said that 37 foreign hostages were killed during the standoff with Islamist militants at a gas plant in In Amenas. He said at least one Canadian was among the hostage takers.
Teams at the World Cup are heading into their second round of matches, with Brazil and Mexico due to take the first step towards a last 16 berth. Meanwhile, Belgium debut against Algeria, while Russia face South Korea.
President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will run for a fourth term in April's election, according to the country's prime minister. Bouteflika has been in power for 15 years and suffered a mini-stroke last year.
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