| 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....
| Jul 27, 2013
| 9:07 AM
RIO DE JANEIRO--Pope Francis on Saturday seemed to endorse Brazilian demonstrators who have filled the streets here in recent weeks, urging government leaders to work to redress severe social inequities that cripple society. But he also told young...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 2:09 PM
SAN DIEGO -- Soccer superstar Neymar is from Brazil and will play next season in Spain. But he also has a growing fan base in the Bolivian capital of La Paz.
According to government officials there, 20% of male newborns are being given the name Neymar....
| Jul 25, 2013
| 12:35 PM
An American was killed and five were injured in a deadly train derailment in northwest Spain, the State Department said Thursday.
They were among at least 80 fatalities and scores of injuries in one of the worst railway disasters in Spain’s...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 11:16 AM
The horrific train derailment in northwest Spain that killed at least 80 people was captured in chilling detail on security camera footage.
The video, which was circulating widely Thursday, shows the train careening off the tracks as it rounded a bend,...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 5:02 PM
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. The eyes of the world were on England this week as Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge exited St. Mary's hospital with their newborn, Prince George of Cambridge....
| Jul 28, 2013
| 6:26 PM
As Alejo Muniz was carried through the crowd after winning the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing, he raised his fingers to the sky while a fan draped a Brazilian flag around his back. The flag read "Ordem e Progresso" ("Order and Progress"), although it was the...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 11:05 AM
He wades into crowds without hesitation, shaking hands and kissing babies. He cracks jokes and delivers unscripted remarks, to the occasional dismay of staffers scrambling to keep up.
Four months in office, Pope Francis is engaged in what seems like a...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 11:24 PM
After all the surgeries and disappointments, Nate Adams finally made his way back to the top of the podium with a gold-medal performance in Moto X speed and style, which combines racing and freestyle tricks for a final score.
The Glendale, Ariz., native...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 2:48 PM
The State Department said Sunday that it was extending the closure of 19 embassies and consulates in the Muslim world through next Saturday, but not solely because of heightened concerns about terrorist attacks in the region.
Jen Psaki, a department...
| May 7, 2013
| 2:21 PM
SAO PAULO, Brazil--Roberto Azevedo of Brazil has been elected the first Latin American director-general of the World Trade Organization, the global body charged with moving forward stalled trade agreement talks.
The choice of Azevedo over close rival...