Spain will begin defense of its World Cup title against the Netherlands in a repeat of the 2010 final, a day after host and tournament favorite Brazil opens soccer’s monthlong showpiece against Croatia.
Kazakhstan’s financial police said a former Atyrau regional governor, Bergei Ryskaliyev, and his associates committed crimes that caused 71 billion tenge ($459 million) in damages to the state and individuals.
Former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, ousted in a 2009 coup, rejected official election results showing his wife, Xiomara Castro, losing the presidential vote with more than half the precincts reporting.
Juan Orlando Hernandez, a lawyer and former head of Congress, is leading the presidential election in Honduras over the wife of ousted former President Manuel Zelaya, with both candidates claiming victory.
Hondurans will choose between competing strategies for lowering the world’s highest murder rate this weekend in presidential elections that include the wife of Manuel Zelaya, who was ousted in a 2009 coup.
The following is a list of the 32 countries that will compete in the 2014 soccer World Cup in Brazil. The final playoff match took place last night in Montevideo: Uruguay drew 0-0 with Jordan to win 5-0 over two games.
The following is a list of countries that have qualified for the 2014 soccer World Cup in Brazil. The final playoff match takes place today in Montevideo, with Uruguay leading Jordan 5-0 after the first leg.
The West African nation of Gambia cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan, leaving President Ma Ying- jeou’s government with one less formal ally as China courts nations that recognize the island’s sovereignty.