| Aug 19, 2014
| 5:47 AM
ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria has arrested 200 Syrians who had been hoping to reach Italy with the help of Libyan Islamists who had promised to smuggle them by boat, a security source said on Tuesday.
Algeria, like other countries in North Africa, is...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 11:12 AM
Yes, Nouri al-Maliki stubbornly refused to govern inclusively in Iraq. Yes, the rule of Syria's Assad family has been brutal. And yes, Moammar Gadhafi left Libyans with little in the way of national institutions when he fell. But the pathologies of...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 6:32 AM
LISBON (Reuters) - Benfica's reward for winning a domestic treble last season has to been to see the core of their team dismantled and sold off to clubs around Europe and they face a daunting rebuilding process.
Although they are one of the most enduring...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:43 AM
The World Cup round of 16 is set, and the tournament now changes as every team begins its win or go home mentality.
The U.S. and Algeria joined group winners Germany and Belgium as the final four teams to move out of the group stage and into the...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 7:16 AM
The Silvestre Varela header silenced celebrations, but it has not extinguished the U.S. hopes to advance in the World Cup.
The Americans still sit in good position to move on to the knockout stages, with some statistics saying the probability is as high...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 8:44 AM
The easy adage is scoreless draws are a boring indictment of the beautiful game. Mexico and Brazil proved otherwise in an up-and-down, back-and-forth game on Tuesday.
While neither team could find the net -- Mexico has goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa to...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 7:44 AM
The U.S. is in control of its World Cup destiny.
Ghana shocked many by holding World Cup favorites Germany to a 2-2 draw on Saturday, giving the U.S. a window to advance to the knockout stages with a win over Portugal on Sunday evening.
| Jul 1, 2014
| 7:47 AM
France left it late but managed to get past upset-minded Nigeria with a 2-0 win in the second round of the World Cup.
Paul Pogba broke the scoreless tie with a goal in the 79th minute and Joseph Yobo finished the match off with a goal two minutes into...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 7:06 AM
Xherdan Shaqiri netted the second hat trick of the tournament to send Switzerland through to the Round of 16 in the World Cup.
The Swiss were joined by Nigeria, who moved out of Group F despite a loss to Argentina and Lionel Messi, who scored two more...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 5:41 AM
Arjen Robben's skill -- and theatrics -- may have helped the Netherlands advance to the quarterfinals of the World Cup.
Did Robben flop? That was the question many were asking after the Netherlands overcame a one-goal deficit in the final minutes of...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 4:01 PM
For most of the bigwigs in the World Cup field, the appropriate theme song is the old Ringo Starr standard "It Don't Come Easy."
The degree of difficulty turned out stunningly high for Germany against Algeria, continuing a tournament theme with...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 3:40 PM
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil -- Germany were pushed all the way by an inspired Algeria on Monday before Andre Schuerrle and Mesut Ozil eventually secured them a 2-1 extra-time victory to send them into a mouthwatering World Cup quarter-final meeting with France....