Friday, August 22 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:55:13 GMT
Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric has called on the country's leaders to settle their differences in a "realistic and doable" manner and swiftly form a new government, badly needed in the face of a...More >>
Gunmen attacked a Sunni mosque during Friday prayers and killed at least 64 people, prompting Sunni lawmakers to withdraw from talks on forming a new, more inclusive government capable of confronting the Islamic extremists...More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:25:06 GMT
Ukraine's armed forces say they have caused heavy casualties among pro-Russian separatist forces, although their overall advance quelling the rebel resistance remains haphazard and faltering.More >>
Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated sharply on Friday as Moscow sent more than 130 trucks rolling across the border in what it said was a mission to deliver humanitarian aid. Ukraine called it a "direct...More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:15:26 GMT
Mexico launched a special 5,000-strong police force Friday to combat industrial, farm and business crime that has extended far throughout the country's economy, strangling commerce in some regions.More >>
Mexico launched a special 5,000-strong police force Friday to combat industrial, farm and business crime that has extended throughout the country's economy, strangling commerce in some regions.More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:55:09 GMT
A Gaza health official says two Palestinians have been killed in an Israeli airstrike as fighting continued for a third day after the collapse of Egyptian-led cease-fire talks.More >>
Gaza militants Friday gunned down 18 alleged spies for Israel in an apparent attempt to plug security breaches and deter others, a day after Israel killed three top Hamas military commanders in an airstrike likely guided...More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 4:07 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:07:35 GMT
Two girls, aged 15 and 17, are under investigation in France for allegedly making plans to join jihadis in Syria.More >>
Two French girls, aged 15 and 17, have been captured by a security net that authorities are using to ferret out citizens who are considering traveling to other countries to join jihads.More >>
BOGOTA, COLUMBIA (CNN) - There were goals, there was choreographed dancing, there were moments of great footballing beauty, but Colombia - one of the teams to excite most at this most thrilling of World Cups -- is going home after a quarterfinal defeat at the hands of Brazil in Fortaleza.
Strikes from the center-back pairing of captain Thiago Silva and David Luiz put Brazil into an unassailable lead in Friday's all-South American clash clash and, despite a late penalty by James Rodriguez, the tournament host held on to win 2-1.
There was concern, however, for Brazil's star striker Neymar - who was stretchered off in what seemed like considerable pain in the game's closing moments.
The result marks the first time Brazil has reached the semifinal stage since winning the title in Japan and South Korea in 2002, and sets up an intriguing clash against Germany on Tuesday - a repeat of that year's final.
The Germans overcame France in the day's earlier quarterfinal in Rio de Janeiro thanks to a single goal from defender Mats Hummels.
In the sweaty evening heat of the Estadio Castelao, however, it was another pair of defenders who were the unlikely heroes for Brazil.
Wednesday, July 2 2014 9:21 AM EDT2014-07-02 13:21:19 GMT
If you've ever wondered why a goal doesn't add to the score, what those little colored cards mean or why everyone seems to be lining up to block the soccer ball with their heads, then check out our guide for new soccer fans.More >>
If you've ever wondered why a goal doesn't add to the score, what those little colored cards mean or why everyone seems to be lining up to block the soccer ball with their heads, then check out our guide for new soccer fans. More >>
Thursday, June 26 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-06-26 14:30:38 GMT
Here's what to root for when the USA plays Germany in Thursday's World Cup match. More >>
If you've just jumped on the USA soccer bandwagon, you need to cheer for a win (totally American), a tie (un-American), or low-scoring, boring soccer (not remotely American) if you want our team to advance after Thursday's noon clash with mighty Germany.More >>
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