Anger with Israel over the Gaza flotilla raid, which ended in the deaths of nine Turkish activists, has illustrated the difficulty of Turkey's effort to bridge East and West.
If the Bafana Bafana are to win today's South Africa vs. Uruguay game, goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune will have to be as quick and alert as he was in the game against Mexico.
There are 4,483 women truck drivers employed in Australia's mining industry, and more are being sought. Life on the road earns a six-figure salary, but also entails enduring harsh conditions.
The Swiss outlasted a game-long onslaught from the world’s top players to emerge from the Spain vs. Switzerland match 1-0.
An Israeli cabinet meeting on easing the Gaza blockade broke up without a decision today. But it appears the aftermath of the Gaza flotilla raid is forcing Israel to dramatically alter its approach to the Hamas-run enclave.
Support for Venezuela President Hugo Chávez has fallen as problems have mounted for an economy battered by falling oil prices.
Gary Brooks Faulkner was detained in Pakistan Tuesday, and is undergoing psychological tests today. He said he was there to assassinate Osama bin Laden. Some Pakistanis wondered if he was working for the US government or Blackwater. His brother defended him as a 'man on a mission.'
A South Africa World Cup strike over what security officers and stewards say are unpaid wages led local police to fire most workers and take over stadium security.
The Kyrgyzstan riots that ethnically cleansed the city of Osh of much of its Uzbek population could lead to a humanitarian catastrophe. The interim government blames ousted President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, and says the situation is improving.
A Mexico drug war shootout killed more than a dozen people Tuesday in the tourist town of Taxco, just days after police found a mass grave there with 55 bodies.
Honduras vs. Chile starts the day, followed by Spain vs. Switzerland, and finally South Africa vs. Uruguay. The host country is looking to upset another Spanish-speaking nation, following its tie against Mexico.
North Korea vowed a military response if the UN Security Council reprimands it for the sinking of the South Korean Navy's ship Cheonan. Fiery rhetoric from Pyongyang is common, but comes at a particularly tense time.
Ireland now joins Britain and Australia in expelling Israeli diplomats over their government's connections to the Dubai assassination plot that killed a Hamas leader in January.
Looking beyond the current Lakers-Celtics NBA finals, basketball scouts are hunting for the next Pau Gasol. With the NBA's recent push into developing countries, many expect a star to rise from Africa, India, or China.
A well-deserved goal late in the Brazil vs. North Korea game gave the Koreans some solace from a performance that was far from disgraceful against soccer juggernaut, Brazil.
Nearly 40 years after 14 Catholic civil rights marchers were killed by British soldiers in Derry, Northern Ireland, the UK's Saville report on Bloody Sunday exonerated the marchers. But prosecutions look unlikely, analysts say.
Today's Brazil vs. North Korea match is set to be the most lopsided game in a long time. But the lackluster World Cup could use some goals – and some of that old Brazilian magic.
Israel's Gaza flotilla raid prompted a response in Turkey that rattled some Europeans. Turkey has been rebuffed in its efforts to join the European Union for years, and is now forging a more independent international course.
No self-respecting World Cup Group of Death should be caught dead with soccer lightweight North Korea in it. Yes, the rogue nation's leader routinely threatens to turn South Korea into a 'sea of fire.' But North Korea poses little threat on the soccer pitch.