Surprise -- there are limits to how well politics and economics can predict World Cup matches.
There's something fishy about the U.S. Navy wanting to create a new fund to pay for nuclear submarines -- so it can also pay for other ships.
Smarting from a record fine on its largest bank, France wants the dollar dislodged as the global default currency.
Neymar’s injury shows what happens when soccer enters a bad equilibrium.
Georgians worry that their passion for Europe isn't being reciprocated. And Russia is ready to step in.
Sorry to be a downer, but the American economy’s best days are behind it. (And China’s are too.)
Why innovation-driven Chile might be just the team to beat old-school Brazil.
Farmers are killing themselves over debt in Punjab state -- and leaving wives, daughters, and other women behind.
Afghan banks dodged an international black mark Friday when a watchdog organization gave the government another shot at cleaning up its corrupt banking system.
When the United States meets Germany, will either side try to win?
Why iffy third-round games in the World Cup’s group stage should trade at a discount.
Globalization has benefited its economy and its soccer, but at what cost?
A fuel crisis prompts worries that the old regime is exploiting instability to bring itself back to power.
After years of bloodshed, Colombia's government is teaming up with its former rebel enemies to beat the drug problem.
West African countries have the players to win the World Cup, but they can’t develop them -- just like their economies.
There's more to the World Cup than a bunch of soccer games and funky hairstyles.
Why Hillary Clinton's greatest foreign policy "success" isn't the win her new book claims.
Why poor countries have too many entrepreneurs and not enough factory workers.
The land of sun, sex, and soccer couldn’t be more down about the World Cup.
Post-revolutionary Tunisia has made great strides toward democracy. Now it needs to deliver on promises of economic growth. The second in our series of Lab Reports on Tunisia.
The eurozone's central bank is up to something big. And this time, global investors could be hitting the beaches.
Tunisia's main political forces have agreed on a deal to shore up the political middle and undermine extremists. That could be a crucial milestone on the path to democracy. The first in our series of Lab Reports on Tunisia.
This question might seem odd, but it's at the heart of what world leaders need to grapple with at the G7 summit this week.
The Ukraine crisis is still seen as holding back investment.
Introducing the Yangtze Delta Super-Economic Region.
Welcome to this year’s Baseline Profitability Index.
Petro Poroshenko easily won Ukraine's elections. But from air strikes in the east to empty government coffers in Kiev, the country's new president will have no time to celebrate.