Soccer is a cruel game. Sometimes even for its winners. Cruel because Cristiano Ronaldo had to watch the victory of his life -- at least one of them -- from the sidelines.
Israel this week marks a decade since its 2006 war with its "main enemy" Hezbollah, but the Lebanese militia's involvement in Syria has made another conflict less likely for now.
The pattern has become familiar: A black person dies at the hands of police, with video footage of the incident hitting social media and fueling accusations of bias and misconduct.
The Dallas ambush by a black gunman targeting white police is the latest spasm of fury that reflects what experts see as a rising tide of extremism and intolerance on the fringes of American society.
Are code names necessary? Oh yes, they are necessary for the military. General Dwight D. Eisenhower dubbed his Normandy invasion "Operation Overlord" during WWII.
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Bangladesh has been hit by a surge in Islamist attacks in the past three years that reached new heights last weekend when 20 hostages were murdered in Dhaka.
Britain's vote to leave the European Union and simmering discontent in other Western countries is seen as hastening the arrival of an "Asian Century," analysts say, led by the rise of China and India.
The European Union is already operating at several different speeds, even before Britain's vote to leave raised new questions about whether the bloc should be more integrated or give more power back to its member countries.
There is grave concern that the world economy is slipping into what Harvard professor and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers calls global secular deflation. In simple terms, growth has slowed without inflation, despite exceptionally stimulative monetary policy. Summer's view is that advanced countries can use fiscal policy to stimulate growth, using massive investments in infrastructure. If need be, this can be financed by central banks.
I've never had the opportunity to meet journalist Frank Ching, but if I ever get that privilege, I'd like to shake his hand and thank him for his fine work.