Brazil's economic party ended well before the World Cup was set to begin. What went wrong?
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Yes, young people are often a force for political change. But what kind, exactly?
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How to ski for Dominica if you're an Italian couple from Staten Island.
Why the controversy around the Sochi Olympics could turn out to be a good thing for Russia.
Once again, Australian Open champ Li Na didn't thank her homeland -- and China noticed.
A translator for the NBA star explains his cross-border appeal.
The world is profoundly divided over gay rights -- and it's going to get worse before it gets better.
As they gear up for the 2014 Winter Olympics, young Russians find themselves exercising some little-used facial muscles.
How the Ryan Braun scandal explains Egyptian Revolution punditry.
Can switching up seasons save the 2022 tournament in Qatar?
Russia is pushing ahead with its projects for the 2014 Winter Olympics. But not everyone is happy.
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How celebrities should handle visits to authoritarian countries in today's world.
The French aren't surprised by the fall of America's cycling hero. They knew he was cheating all along.
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As China and the United States compete for gold at the London Games, we take a look at the grueling lives of the People's Republic's next generation of top athletes.
Bahrain has badly botched its local version of the Arab Spring. And there seems to be no way out.
The phenomenal rise of NBA wunderkind Jeremy Lin is sweeping mainland China -- even though he's Taiwanese.
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