World Cup tie breakers look likely to fall in the USA's favor if it can manage a win or perhaps even a draw against Algeria Wednesday.
As G-20 summit to focus on a split over approach: Will reining in spending cut debt, or stall jobs and growth?
US vs. Slovenia ended in a controversial 2-2 tie after Mali referee Koman Colibaly disqualified American Maurice Edu’s 85th minute goal. Underdogs again, the US soccer team is exactly where it likes to be.
The EU program to train an army to fight for Somalia's beleaguered transitional government involves 150 instructors from 14 EU countries at a cost of $6 million. It's the latest in a series of internationally funded efforts around East Africa.
South Korean whistleblower Kim Yong-chul, who has written a book about his efforts to expose alleged corruption and greed at Samsung, faces censure and isolation.
Some Israelis argue that an 'Iranophobia' holds unnecessary sway over Israeli thinking about a wide range of problems, from rearming of Hezbollah to the 'terrorist' activists aboard the Gaza flotilla. Should Israel see less of a threat in Iran?
Fears are rising of a repeat of the inflammatory speech seen ahead of the 2007 elections, which unleashed a wave of deadly ethnic violence. The recent arrests of three members of parliament for hate speech is a positive change.
The official World Cup 2010 soccer ball, the Jabulani, is terrible, say players. Its flight is unpredictable and has produced some of the lowest scoring early matches in World Cup history.
First, Spain. Then, France. Now Germany tumbles 0-1 to Serbia in the first round as a controversial referee decision held back the European powerhouse during today's Germany vs. Serbia game.
The beating death of Alexandria businessmen Khalid Said has lit up Egyptian social networking sites, with complaints that police brutality and torture is widespread within the close US ally. Egypt's emergency law gives security forces broad powers and demands little accountability.
Serbia vs. Germany, USA vs. Slovenia, and England vs. Argentina on World Cup schedule Friday.
USA vs. Slovenia is a test to see how far the USA has or has not come – and if they can outgrow a David vs. Goliath complex. While proving they can match World Cup favorite England, in the past they have repeatedly lost to lower-ranked Eastern bloc countries.
The Lakers parade 2010 gives Los Angeles an opportunity to celebrate the team's championship win over the Boston Celtics. But it isn't the only thing the NBA is celebrating. More people globally watched these the 2010 Finals than ever before.
The Pakistani Taliban paid $12,000 to attempted Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad, according to a federal indictment released Thursday. Further evidence of their involvement showcases the lengthening reach of Pakistan-based militants.
Mexico vs. France: 2-0. A scrappy Mexico team outplayed Les Bleues in today's match, frustrating some of the world’s top stars.
A group calling for "resistance to the Islamization of France" is using Facebook to advertise an anti-Muslim party at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris Friday. Some 7,000 have RSVPed already.
American lawyer Peter Erlinder was released by a court in Rwanda. But he still faces charges that he denied the 1994 killing of 800,000 people is genocide.
Benjamin Netanyahu's handling of the Gaza blockade flotilla crisis has further isolated Israel in the world and strained relations with Washington. Can a tough nationalist emerge as a statesman?