KAZAN, Russia — It was one of the most spectacular goals of this World Cup, and what made Benjamin Pavard’s 20-yard half-volley against Argentina all the more remarkable was that so few saw him coming.
At 41 years of age, Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed Ali is the youngest head of government in Africa. Since coming to power two months ago, Abiy has made headlines globally as a reform-minded, polyglot
LONDON — The 19th-century poet Matthew Arnold spoke of its “dreaming spires.” The honeyed stonework of its colleges has drawn the global elite of learning to its quadrangles and tranquillity, as have League
BRUSSELS — As Italy’s new populist leaders prepare to form a government, European leaders are bracing for potential new confrontations over migration and some of the core principles of the common currency,
JERUSALEM — The tense shadow war between Iran and Israel burst into the open early Thursday as Israeli warplanes struck dozens of Iranian military targets inside Syria. It was a furious response to what
While Nancy Pelosi is shopping for speaker’s gavels, Chuck Schumer should be preparing for another term as minority leader. For Democrats, the Don Blankenship dream is over. The coal-mining baron and was
It’s a familiar story. A black person is minding their own business. A white woman notices them and calls the cops. The latest event in a long historical pattern took place at Yale University this week
PAICHO, Uganda — Just after dawn, Patrick Ogik placed a wooden yoke over the bulging necks of his two oxen and attached a metal plow behind them, the ropes, fraying from wear, tied to the animals. The
MOSCOW — The governing party in Armenia thwarted the opposition leader’s effort to become prime minister on Tuesday, setting the stage for continued upheaval as street protesters ratchet up their efforts
SEOUL, South Korea — On May 5, 1818, in the southern German town of Trier, in the picturesque wine-growing region of the Moselle Valley, Karl Marx was born. At the time Trier was one-tenth the size it
For the second time in a week, President Trump on Monday urged other countries to support the North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup and again implied there might be consequences for those who not.
'The Nazis didn't fall out of the sky, there is a deeper racist, xenophobic mindset in German history.' Berlin, Germany - Mnyaka Sururu Mboro walks through Wedding, a district in the northwest of Berlin,
BERLIN — A few weeks ago, it felt as if a trade war pitting the United States against allies like Australia, Canada and the European Union was over before it even began. The Trump administration dispensed
The long-held dream of economic integration in Africa is becoming more of a reality—thanks a crop of companies defying high odds. Despite the obvious difficulties of being a pan-African business, economic
Accra, Ghana Ghana’s cities have a sanitation problem, poor sanitation costs the country $290 million annually and a good proportion of the waste material is made up of plastic. Despite clogging drains