The early exit of host-nation South Africa and France, Italy, England, and the United States has taken its toll on the vendors that had been doing well on the periphery of the World Cup.
As the furor over bad World Cup referees continues, Sepp Blatter, the head of world soccer's governing body, FIFA, said Tuesday that the debate over whether to use technology to aid refs will be reopened.
The latest China-Taiwan trade deal, signed Tuesday, avoided discussing sensitive political relations but signaled much closer cooperation between the longtime rivals.
World Cup schedule Tuesday: Paraguay vs Japan is at 10 am ET, followed by Spain vs Portugal at 2:30 pm ET. These are the last matches to determine who advances to the quarterfinals.
Foreign firms doing business in China say laws discriminate against them, an EU Chamber of Commerce Report said Tuesday, echoing complaints from other international competitors.
At General Petraeus’s confirmation hearing Tuesday, legislators are expected to endorse the respected commander but scrutinize the patchy progress of the nine-year Afghanistan war.
Mexican gubernatorial candidate Rodolfo Torre Cantu, the leading PRI candidate in Tamaulipas state, was gunned down Monday by suspected drug cartel hitmen. President Felipe Calderon says the drug lords are interfering with Mexico's election process.
Brazil owned its South American neighbor, Chile, for the better part of 90 minutes in the Brazil vs Chile match. The Netherlands, however, may be a different story.
A battle for control of the ailing French newspaper Le Monde is over. A business group favored by French President Nicolas Sarkozy withdrew its bid after journalists on the newspaper voted against it.
The soccer juggernauts of South America are expected to outshine a sturdy Chilean team in today's Brazil vs Chile match. But not if Chile's coach, Marcelo 'El Loco' Bielsa, has anything to say about it.
Four years after Gilad Shalit was abducted by Hamas on the border of the Gaza Strip, his family is marching to Jerusalem and vowing to camp outside Netanyahu's door until Israel brings Shalit home.
Holland has been overlooked in this World Cup. But in today’s Netherlands vs Slovakia match, Arjen Robben returned to make the world take notice of the men in orange.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev unexpectedly criticized a government reform vote in Kyrgyzstan that passed Sunday with 91 percent support.
The Burma election this year is widely expected to reinforce the junta’s power. But some nonprofits support the vote, and dozens of political parties are taking part, in hopes of chipping away at military rule.
For 25 pounds, a social anthropologist provides a flirting and walking tour of London, to help folks find a date – even during World Cup 2010.
As General Petraeus assumes command in Afghanistan, President Karzai is pushing Taliban negotiations, but many Afghan women and minorities resist such talks.
Horribly botched calls by World Cup referees changed the tenor of both the England vs Germany and the Mexico vs Argentina matches yesterday. Yet soccer's governing body, FIFA, remains resolute in its aversion to instant replay.
Netherlands vs Slovakia and Brazil vs Chile face off on the World Cup schedule Monday as the Group of 16 sudden knock-out round continues.