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  • FIFA suspends Nigeria from soccer events over political controversy

    FIFA suspends Nigeria from soccer events over political controversy
    Nigeria has been suspended from all international soccer competition effective immediately, FIFA announced Wednesday. The move comes less than a week after the country’s government dissolved the Nigeria Football Federation, firing its entire...
  • World Cup round-up: Germany crushes Portugal; Brazil set for Mexico

    World Cup round-up: Germany crushes Portugal; Brazil set for Mexico
    Thomas Muller scored a hat trick to lead Germany to a 4-0 win over Portugal in the Group G opener.  Muller, the 24-year-old striker, now has eight goals in seven career World Cup games. The win puts Germany firmly in charge of the group, while it also...
  • World Cup: Iran and Nigeria play to first draw of the tournament

    World Cup: Iran and Nigeria play to first draw of the tournament
    Stop the presses. The World Cup has its first tie and the first goals-starved game, all wrapped up in 90, mostly humdrum minutes involving Nigeria and Iran that elicited the occasional jeer from a crowd made up primarily by Brazilians, who tend to...
  • Boko Haram, ISIL, AQAP: The morphing terror threat abroad

    Boko Haram, ISIL, AQAP: The morphing terror threat abroad
    In Iraq, an al Qaeda splinter group is threatening Baghdad after seizing control of two cities. In Pakistan, the Taliban attacked a major airport twice in one week. And in Nigeria, the Islamist militant group Boko Haram was blamed for another mass...
  • Nigeria and Iran battle to scoreless draw

    Nigeria and Iran battle to scoreless draw
    CURRITIBA, Brazil -- Opening play in Group F, Nigeria and Iran played to a listless, 0-0 draw, the first of its kind in the 2014 World Cup at the Arena de Baixada. Despite a few early chances for the Super Eagles, there was nothing to split the teams on...
  • VIDEO - World Cup soccer jerseys winners and losers

    VIDEO - World Cup soccer jerseys winners and losers
    When we wear our soccer jerseys, we are not just wearing shirts. We are planting the flag. We are showing our colors. We are representin’. Soccer jerseys — particularly during the World Cup, which starts June 12 in Brazil — are a...
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  • Note to Congress: Protect the Export-Import Bank and U.S. jobs

    Note to Congress: Protect the Export-Import Bank and U.S. jobs
    To paraphrase Winston Churchill, a taxpayer-funded American bank that helps multinational companies like Boeing and GE is the worst form of export policy — except for all the others. We're stretching the statesman's point about the imperfect...
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  • Extremist Islam is scared of little girls

    There was a method to this madness. Meaning that night more than three weeks ago when a caravan of trucks and buses descended on a boarding school in rural Nigeria and more than 200 schoolgirls were abducted from their beds. As is often the case with...
  • Abducted Nigerian girls put terrorist group on world map

    Abducted Nigerian girls put terrorist group on world map
    The mass abduction of several hundred schoolgirls sparked outrage. But it was the rambling, hourlong Hausa-language video by the terrorist group’s leader that triggered a global uproar. In it, Boko Haram chief Abubakar Shekau threatened to sell...
  • What we can do for the kidnapped Nigerian girls

    The Nigerian schoolgirls will never receive the global hero status of Malala. There are too many of them. They are nameless and faceless, with at least 270 missing, not counting the 50 lucky ones who escaped their militant Islamist captors. But they...