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  • Pelosi backs Obama on Bergdahl exchange

    Pelosi backs Obama on Bergdahl exchange
    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...
  • Egypt jails Al Jazeera journalists for 7 years, supporters stunned

    Egypt jails Al Jazeera journalists for 7 years, supporters stunned
    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...
  • U.S. Increases Covert Aid In Syria

    The Obama administration, stung by reversals in Ukraine and Syria, appears to have decided to expand its covert program of training and assistance for the Syrian opposition, deepening U.S. involvement in that brutal and stalemated civil war. The White...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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&...
  • 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...