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  • Chuck Hagel defends Bowe Bergdahl swap in testimony before House panel

    Chuck Hagel defends Bowe Bergdahl swap in testimony before House panel
    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...
  • World Cup notes: Players feeling down about being left out

    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...
  • White House plans more transfers from Guantanamo prison

    The White House is making plans to transfer more detainees from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay despite the mounting political furor over the exchange of five Taliban prisoners for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, officials said Tuesday. Caitlin...
  • Franz Beckenbauer suspended for 90 days by FIFA

    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...
  • Jailed journalist says Egypt to blame if hunger strike kills him

    Thin and frail, detained Al Jazeera journalist Abdullah El-Shamy said in a jailhouse video posted Thursday that he holds Egyptian authorities responsible if he dies as a result of a hunger strike. The footage, which appeared on the website of the Qatar-...
  • Sen. Casey: Move Qatar World Cup to U.S.

    Sen. Casey: Move Qatar World Cup to U.S.
    As American soccer fans are packing bars and other venues to watch World Cup matches, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey is looking ahead to the controversial location selected for the 2022 tournament. Casey penned a letter to the Swiss-based FIFA, urging the sport&...
  • Egypt's fear of the truth

     Egypt's fear of the truth
    After meeting with Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in Cairo on Sunday, Secretary of State John Kerry said he had raised human rights concerns and that the new Egyptian president "gave me a very strong sense of his commitment" to reconsider the government's...
  • Doha Film Institute's Ajyal Kiddie Fest Sets December Dates

    The Doha Film Institute has set Dec.1-6 as the dates for the second edition of its Ajyal Youth Film Festival, where hundreds of kids and adolescents aged 8-21 will be the jurors. Ajyal's youth jury programme, the Doha Film Experience, is the central...
  • Beyond stadium walls, global crisis ensues

    Beyond stadium walls, global crisis ensues
    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...
  • FIFA president admits 2022 World Cup vote for Qatar was 'a mistake'

    Sepp Blatter, president of FIFA, the world governing body for soccer, generally throws mea culpas around like they were manhole covers. So it was stunning to hear him admit the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar was an error. “Of course it...
  • Afghanistan presidential campaign stays away from Bergdahl release

    Afghanistan presidential campaign stays away from Bergdahl release
    A heated presidential race in Afghanistan leading to Saturday's runoff election scarcely touched the news that has captivated many Americans for days:  the Taliban’s release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. As they crisscrossed the country, neither...
  • FIFA bans Franz Beckenbauer for not cooperating with investigation

    FIFA bans Franz Beckenbauer for not cooperating with investigation
    Franz Beckenbauer, who won World Cups with West Germany as both a player and coach, was banned by FIFA on Friday from any association with soccer for 90 days after being accused of not cooperating with an investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup...