| Jul 22, 2014
| 4:15 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - It is premature to talk about stripping Russia of the right to host the 2018 World Cup because of political tensions over Ukraine, English FA chairman Greg Dyke said on Tuesday.
"I don't think that you can make a decision based on...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 7:10 PM
After spending four years planning and prepping for the World Cup, it can be doubly devastating to go out with an injury this close to the tournament. But a number of key players are feeling that frustration after having been ruled out — or at least...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 5:00 PM
On Thursday, the United States Men's National Team has the opportunity to do the unthinkable and advance to the World Cup's round of 16. Mere seconds away from accomplishing this feat when they faced off with Portugal on Sunday, the USMNT can again escape...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 11:36 AM
For World Cup fans in Egypt, it’s a dilemma: Many are torn between their love of soccer and an abiding distaste for Israel.
Rather than paying hefty subscriptions to watch the matches on a Qatar-owned sports channel, Egyptian viewers can access...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 7:45 AM
LONDON - Oil company BP and the maker of Budweiser beer joined the ranks Monday of World Cup sponsors pressing soccer's rulers to tackle corruption allegations over the awarding of the 2022 tournament to Qatar.
The calls, which followed similar...
| Jun 8, 2014
Those who object to President Barack Obama's recent prisoner exchange raise a bracing question: How many Taliban terrorists is one freed U.S. soldier worth?
That question goes to the heart of the criticism Obama has received after doing what many of his...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Nearly a year after the launch, Al Jazeera America president Kate O'Brian is still dealing with the same question: How are you going to get over the inherent distrust among many Americans when they see the Al Jazeera moniker.
In the cabler's first...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 9:18 PM
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday defended the swapping of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban prisoners, insisting that the exchange was the "last, best chance" to get him back and did not violate a long-standing U.S. policy against...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 1:51 PM
Secretary of State John F. Kerry, in his first remarks on the controversial prisoner swap involving American soldier Bowe Bergdahl, said if the five released Taliban leaders reenter the fight, they would risk being killed by the U.S.
He spoke as reports...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 12:02 PM
As a player, Franz Beckenbauer was considered the consummate professional. Americans of a certain age recall the peerless defender from Germany as the quiet, stoic ballast amid yapping, preening teammates on New York's Cosmos, the most celebrity-studded...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 3:34 AM
CAIRO (Reuters) - Three Al Jazeera journalists were jailed for seven years in Egypt on Monday after a court convicted them of helping a "terrorist organization" by spreading lies, in a case that has raised questions about the country's respect for media...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 11:12 AM
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi today defended President Barack Obama’s decision to swap five suspected Taliban members for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl without notifying Congress and said she would have supported the move if it had been done...