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  • Belgium: When 750,000 begonia flowers come to Brussels' main square

    Belgium: When 750,000 begonia flowers come to Brussels' main square
    Every August a huge flower carpet as intricate as a stitched tapestry takes over the Grand Place in Brussels. This year hundreds of thousands of begonia flowers -- it's never any other kind -- in deep pinks and reds will be used to create the geometric...
  • U.S. drops to 15th in world soccer rankings

    U.S. drops to 15th in world soccer rankings
    Despite advancing to the Round of 16 in this summer’s World Cup, the U.S. national team dropped two spots, to 15th, in the latest FIFA World Rankings released Thursday. That’s the lowest the U.S. has been since August, when it was 19th....
  • Blackrock sees riskier outlook for major emerging markets

    LONDON (Reuters) - Political instability and a worsening economic outlook mean major emerging markets such as Argentina, Brazil and Russia are riskier places to invest, according to a closely watched index. According to asset manager Blackrock's...
  • FIFA rankings put Germany on top of the world

    (Reuters) - Germany's World Cup triumph has seen them rise to the top of the world rankings for the first time in 20 years, FIFA announced on Thursday. The 1-0 victory in the final has taken them up one place to top spot, ahead of their opponents in...
  • World Cup round-up: Argentina-Belgium, Holland-Costa Rica square off

    World Cup round-up: Argentina-Belgium, Holland-Costa Rica square off
    The joy of Brazil advancing to the World Cup semifinals on Friday was tempered by the loss of its star, Neymar. The 22-year-old playmaker suffered a fractured vertebra in his lower back when he was kneed in the back by Colombia's Juan Camilo Zuniga...
  • Cooperstown beyond the hall

    Cooperstown beyond the hall
    Whether you're heading to Cooperstown to see former White Sox slugger Frank Thomas and former Cubs hurler Greg Maddux inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on July 27 or planning a visit for later in the summer, there's a lot more to this...
  • World Cup 2014: Highlights, lowlights and surprises

    World Cup 2014: Highlights, lowlights and surprises
    Thirty-one days, 64 games, 12 cities, 171 goals and one bizarre assault, with Uruguay's Luis Suarez biting an Italian opponent. This World Cup had it all. Brazil, the host country, proved to be better at party planning than at soccer (who would have...
  • Anheuser-Busch InBev may be in the market for another beer blockbuster

    ST.LOUIS InBev's $52 billion purchase of Anheuser-Busch Cos., announced six years ago, remains the biggest deal in beer history. But there's another merger of brewers that could eclipse it. A number of industry analysts say they have reason to believe...
  • Australia to play Belgium in Asian Cup warmup

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia will play a friendly against World Cup quarter-finalists Belgium in September as the Socceroos seek a testing warmup ahead of next January's Asian Cup on home soil. Ange Postecoglou's team will face the Red Devils in Liege...
  • Georgian Film 'Corn Island,' Elle Fanning Win Big at Karlovy Vary Film Festival

    Georgian filmmaker George Ovashvili's "Corn Island" took top prize Saturday at the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival, the leading movie event in Central and Eastern Europe. The film, which brought together partners from Georgia, Germany, France, Czech...
  • Nibali perfectly poised for climbs, say Astana team

    MULHOUSE France (Reuters) - Vincenzo Nibali's week-long hold on the yellow jersey came to an end on Sunday but his Astana team believe they are exactly where they want to be as the Tour de France heads into its first major mountain stage. Monday's lung-...