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World Cup 2014: Where they will stay - Ivory Coast

Created by former Brazilian international Oscar, who captained his country at the 1982 World Cup, also runs a youth development academy at the site. The small town is most famous for its hot springs, although it not particularly accessible by air, with the nearest airport ¬– Viracopos–Campinas – …

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France World Cup Preview: 3 Hopes, 1 Fear

Many expectations are on the shoulders of the French national team, will they be able to fulfill them? Let’s review the main hopes and fears of the French fans for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.<p><b>Hope number 1: Move on forever on the 2010 nightmare</b><p>2014 is the best opportunity for France to definitely …

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The Happiest Countries In The World

The polling firm asked 1,000 people in 138 countries whether they had experienced various "positive" emotions the previous day.<p>Overall, most respondents felt some level of positivity in their lives. They were asked whether they experienced enjoyment, laughed or smiled, felt well-rested, were …

Latin America's political right in decline as leftist governments move to middle

Regional summit in Cuba points to a geopolitical realignment as US diplomatic attention is largely focused elsewhere<p>More than two decades after the cold war, during which the US backed anti-communist military rulers and pushed free-market policies in Latin America, conservative governments have …

Harsh game for France against Paraguay

After a great victory against Norway last Tuesday, France welcomed Paraguay into the Mediterranean city of Nice. In the brand new stadium of the local football club, the Allianz Riviera, Didier Deschamps wanted to confirm the good performance from the last friendly. Few changes in the starting …

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