| May 16, 2014
| 4:30 PM
With a film from the Ivory Coast selected for the first time to screen at Cannes, hopes are high that the West African country's long-dormant film industry might finally be on the rebound.
Helmer Philippe Lacote, who was born and raised in Abidjan, the...
| May 24, 2014
| 3:46 PM
An African nation has advanced to the quarterfinals twice in the last three World Cups, with Senegal reaching the final eight in 2002 and Ghana doing the same in 2010. And if the continent is quickly catching up to the rest of the world, the credit goes...
| May 27, 2014
| 4:30 AM
The tumultuous recent history of the Ivory Coast is refracted through the ever-shifting identity of the title character in "Run," an impressive if not fully realized first feature from French-Ivorian writer-director Philippe Lacote. Retracing the strange,...
| May 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
All 64 matches of the FIFA World Cup from Brazil will be broadcast live on ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 in English and on Univision Communications broadcast and cable nets in Spanish. The tournament kicks off June 12, culminating with the championship game July 13...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 11:30 AM
A look at the teams competing in Group C at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil:
WORLD CUP PREVIEW
FIFA World ranking: 5.
Last World Cup: 1998.
Best World Cup finish: Round of 16 (1990).
How qualified: CONMEBOL round-robin runner-...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 4:00 AM
That was some star-laden cast in "The Longest Day," the 1962 film about D-Day with John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Richard Burton and Robert Mitchum.
The marquee for the longest day in the World Cup similarly shines with dazzling names, from Italy's Mario...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 8:25 PM
Through three days, the World Cup has resembled the men's dress code for casual Fridays at the office: No ties.
Japan endeavored for almost half an hour to pull even against Ivory Coast in the tournament's eighth game but bowed 2-1, thus assuring that a...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 10:55 AM
The United States will open play in the 2014 World Cup on June 16 in Natal, Brazil, in a Group G game against Ghana, a team that has eliminated it from the last two tournaments.
The Americans were drawn into Group G along with Germany and Portugal....
| Mar 28, 2014
| 10:34 AM
The World Cup won't kick off for 3 1/2 months but already tickets remain available for just seven of the tournament's 64 matches, according to FIFA.
With fewer than five days remaining before the latest sales period ends, more than 2.5 million tickets...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 2:45 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- African countries dominate a new global index on slavery, with 38 of the 50 nations where the scourge is at its worst found on the continent. The Global Slavery Index, released Thursday, estimated that nearly 30 million...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 9:43 AM
Tuesday's Pictures in the News begins in Cambodia, where people mourn the death of former King Norodom Sihanouk at the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh. Cambodians prayed for the soul of Sihanouk on Tuesday and world leaders sent their condolences as the...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 2:43 PM
The Week in Pictures from around the world....