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  • World Cup games Monday on TV

    World Cup games Monday on TV
    Group G: GERMANY vs. PORTUGAL Where: Salvador. Time: 9 a.m. PDT. TV: EPSN, Univision. The buzz: Portugal has been mocked as "Cristiano Ronaldo and 10 other guys." They won't even be that if Ronaldo, the reigning world player of the year, is not at...
  • No. 2 U.S. diplomat to join Iran nuclear talks

    The Obama administration is sending both its second- and third-ranking diplomats to international negotiations on Iran's nuclear program this week, in a sign of the mounting urgency of the talks. The State Department announced that Deputy Secretary of...
  • Purported executions in Iraq recall mass sectarian killings

    In a chilling reminder of the mass sectarian killings eight years ago, an Al Qaeda splinter group that is waging a major offensive in Iraq posted gruesome photos online Sunday purporting to show the summary executions of dozens, perhaps hundreds, of Iraqi...
  • Embassy staff evacuated as Iraqi rebels seize northwest town

    Embassy staff evacuated as Iraqi rebels seize northwest town
    The United States is beefing up security at its embassy in Baghdad and will evacuate some workers out of the Iraqi capital, the U.S. State Department said on Sunday. The move comes as Sunni insurgents seized a mainly ethnic Turkmen city in northwestern ...
  • United States to finally kick off World Cup

    United States to finally kick off World Cup
    Yesterday in one sentence: Sunday is basically irrelevant because all I can think about is the U.S. game, but since this is a regular feature, yesterday was proof the Europeans can beat non-European teams (even if they aren't good ones) and Lionel Messi...
  • Iran and the veil: Get it off, put it on

    Iran and the veil: Get it off, put it on
    In fashion-conscious Iranian households dozens of colourful headscarves, suitable for every outfit and season, hang from a rack of hijab hooks by the door. Though many Iranian women stay covered even at home in the presence of male relatives, millions...
  • World Cup round-up: Messi lifts Argentina; U.S. opens vs. Ghana

    World Cup round-up: Messi lifts Argentina; U.S. opens vs. Ghana
    Lionel Messi scored his first goal in a World Cup since 2006 to lead Argentina to a tournament-opening win over Bosnia and Herzegovina. The best player in the world has not had the best track record in World Cups, but leading La Albiceleste in its rival...
  • Obama has painted himself into a foreign policy corner [Commentary]

    Obama has painted himself into a foreign policy corner [Commentary]
    The Arab Spring is over. Welcome to the Jihadi Spring. Across a huge swath of what, up until recently, had been known as Iraq and Syria, a transnational movement of Sunni Islamic extremists has taken control. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)...
  • Militants' gains in Iraq pose threat of broad regional ramifications

    Militants' gains in Iraq pose threat of broad regional ramifications
    Fallout from the conflict in Iraq has spread to the deserts of North Africa and the shores of the Persian Gulf amid fear of a widening arc of sectarian strife, emboldened Islamist militant movements and a burgeoning exodus of refugees. The Sunni...
  • Thousands of Iraqi Shiites join military to turn back ISIS militants

    Thousands of Iraqi Shiites join military to turn back ISIS militants
    Thousands of young Iraqi Shiite Muslims volunteered for military service Saturday and an American aircraft carrier headed toward the Persian Gulf in efforts to counter the blitz attack by Sunni militants sweeping through Iraq's northern provinces. The...
  • GOP lacks logic in criticizing Obama over Iraq

    President Barack Obama's opponents object to his decision to pull our troops out of Iraq and blame that for today’s chaos there. Based on false claims about weapons of mass destruction, Republicans backed the war against Iraq in 2003. They aimed...