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    World Cup dreams: Inspiring a nation through soccer

    World Cup dreams: Inspiring a nation through soccer


    On a bleak December day, inside an indoor training pitch with as much coziness as an igloo, toes are quickly becoming numb in the bone-chilling cold. But Phil Neville is...

    On a bleak December day, inside an indoor training pitch with as much coziness as an igloo, toes are quickly becoming numb in the bone-chilling cold. But Phil Neville is sanguine.
    Renault says it needs more information on Ghosn allegations

    Renault says it needs more information on Ghosn allegations


    Renault has given CEO Carlos Ghosn's pay arrangements a clean bill of health but has still not come to a conclusion about allegations of financial crime that led to his indictment in...

    Renault has given CEO Carlos Ghosn's pay arrangements a clean bill of health but has still not come to a conclusion about allegations of financial crime that led to his indictment in Japan.
    Bolton slams China, Russia over 'predatory practices' in Africa

    Bolton slams China, Russia over 'predatory practices' in Africa


    National security adviser John Bolton unveiled President Donald Trump's Africa strategy on Thursday, outlining a plan that he said focuses heavily on countering China and Russia's expanding influence across the region, while also making sure US taxpayer...

    National security adviser John Bolton unveiled President Donald Trump's Africa strategy on Thursday, outlining a plan that he said focuses heavily on countering China and Russia's expanding influence across the region, while also making sure US taxpayer dollars are spent responsibly with a reduction in US involvement in United Nations peacekeeping missions.
    Strasbourg shooting suspect killed by police, Paris authorities say

    Strasbourg shooting suspect killed by police, Paris authorities say


    The man responsible for the Strasbourg terror attack was killed by police Thursday after a two-day manhunt, a spokesman for the Paris prosecutor's office...

    The man responsible for the Strasbourg terror attack was killed by police Thursday after a two-day manhunt, a spokesman for the Paris prosecutor's office said.
    EU tells May Brexit deal not up for renegotiation as wounded UK leader seeks lifeline

    EU tells May Brexit deal not up for renegotiation as wounded UK leader seeks lifeline


    The European Union will not throw British Prime Minister Theresa May a lifeline over Brexit, after she survived a bruising confidence motion triggered by members of her own...

    The European Union will not throw British Prime Minister Theresa May a lifeline over Brexit, after she survived a bruising confidence motion triggered by members of her own party.
    Second Canadian detained in China as diplomatic spat intensifies

    Second Canadian detained in China as diplomatic spat intensifies


    A second Canadian has been detained in China in a potential act of retribution that threatens to escalate the diplomatic dispute between Washington, Beijing and Ottawa following the arrest of a Chinese Huawei executive in...

    A second Canadian has been detained in China in a potential act of retribution that threatens to escalate the diplomatic dispute between Washington, Beijing and Ottawa following the arrest of a Chinese Huawei executive in Canada.
    Hungary's 'slave law' passes, sparking protests in parliament and on the streets

    Hungary's 'slave law' passes, sparking protests in parliament and on the streets


    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Wednesday showed no signs of heeding US and European Union warnings to rein in his "illiberal state," instead introducing new laws that critics say will tighten his grip on...

    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Wednesday showed no signs of heeding US and European Union warnings to rein in his "illiberal state," instead introducing new laws that critics say will tighten his grip on power.
    Fire destroys 8,000 voting machines 10 days ahead of Congo's presidential election

    Fire destroys 8,000 voting machines 10 days ahead of Congo's presidential election


    A fire still under investigation has destroyed 8,000 voting machines in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital -- 80% of the city's stock -- just 10 days ahead of a presidential election, the nation's electoral body and police said...

    A fire still under investigation has destroyed 8,000 voting machines in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital -- 80% of the city's stock -- just 10 days ahead of a presidential election, the nation's electoral body and police said Thursday.
    Soccer's super agents $2.14 billion business

    Soccer's super agents $2.14 billion business


    They're the wheelers and dealers, the people that make football transfers happen -- and they're in a lucrative...

    They're the wheelers and dealers, the people that make football transfers happen -- and they're in a lucrative business.
    High-speed train crashes into bridge, killing seven, in Turkey

    High-speed train crashes into bridge, killing seven, in Turkey


    A high-speed train has crashed near the Turkish capital Ankara killing at least four people and leaving dozens more injured, according to the city's governor Vasip...

    A high-speed train has crashed near the Turkish capital Ankara killing at least four people and leaving dozens more injured, according to the city's governor Vasip Sahin.
    An island escape in the middle of the Danube

    An island escape in the middle of the Danube


    Floating regally in the middle of the Danube separating Buda from Pest, Margaret Island, or Margitsziget, is one of the jewels in Budapest's...

    Floating regally in the middle of the Danube separating Buda from Pest, Margaret Island, or Margitsziget, is one of the jewels in Budapest's crown.
    SoftBank considers pulling Huawei gear from its network

    SoftBank considers pulling Huawei gear from its network


    Huawei may lose a major customer in Japan, raising further questions about its ambition to lead the introduction of 5G technology around the...

    Huawei may lose a major customer in Japan, raising further questions about its ambition to lead the introduction of 5G technology around the world.
    Paralyzed teen walks at graduation

    Paralyzed teen walks at graduation


    A Burke, Virginia, high school senior who was paralyzed in a swimming accident in Hawaii walks at his...

    A Burke, Virginia, high school senior who was paralyzed in a swimming accident in Hawaii walks at his graduation.
    Firefighters rescue dozens of reptiles from a burning home

    Firefighters rescue dozens of reptiles from a burning home


    For many people, the thought of picking up a python or a boa constrictor is terrifying. But for some firefighters in Texas, no victim is too scary, or too scaly, to...

    For many people, the thought of picking up a python or a boa constrictor is terrifying. But for some firefighters in Texas, no victim is too scary, or too scaly, to rescue.
    How China could retaliate against US and Canadian companies

    How China could retaliate against US and Canadian companies


    Canadian and US companies are bracing themselves for fallout from the arrest of a top executive at Chinese tech giant...

    Canadian and US companies are bracing themselves for fallout from the arrest of a top executive at Chinese tech giant Huawei.
    Boeing's new jet capable of world's longest flight

    Boeing's new jet capable of world's longest flight


    Boeing has unveiled its newest line of business jets, which the company says will allow VIP travelers to fly nonstop between "any two cities on...

    Boeing has unveiled its newest line of business jets, which the company says will allow VIP travelers to fly nonstop between "any two cities on Earth."
    Massa races the fastest animal on earth

    Massa races the fastest animal on earth


    Veteran driver Felipe Massa has been getting fans in a flap ahead of his Formula E...

    Veteran driver Felipe Massa has been getting fans in a flap ahead of his Formula E debut.
    Fashion brands unite against climate change

    Fashion brands unite against climate change


    The multitrillion-dollar business of fashion, with its complex and long supply chain, is worryingly vexed with problems contributing to climate...

    The multitrillion-dollar business of fashion, with its complex and long supply chain, is worryingly vexed with problems contributing to climate change.
    Prada launches members-only club in Miami

    Prada launches members-only club in Miami


    At this year's Art Basel Miami Beach, Prada launched Prada Mode Miami, a pop-up members-only club that featured a tightly edited program of art, music and...

    At this year's Art Basel Miami Beach, Prada launched Prada Mode Miami, a pop-up members-only club that featured a tightly edited program of art, music and dining.
    Vintage Chinese movie magazines capture a glamorous bygone era

    Vintage Chinese movie magazines capture a glamorous bygone era


    If Hollywood's golden era can be understood through magazines like Silver Screen and Photoplay, then China's early film industry can also be viewed through the most popular movie publications of their...

    If Hollywood's golden era can be understood through magazines like Silver Screen and Photoplay, then China's early film industry can also be viewed through the most popular movie publications of their day.
    Meet the 87-year-old boy racer

    Meet the 87-year-old boy racer


    He's 87 years old, but Londoner John Chance-Reed is still into racing...

    He's 87 years old, but Londoner John Chance-Reed is still into racing cars.
    Best places in Europe to visit

    Best places in Europe to visit


    The Grand Tour was a right of passage for men and women of certain wealth and status in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, taking in the best Europe had to...

    The Grand Tour was a right of passage for men and women of certain wealth and status in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, taking in the best Europe had to offer.
    Hidden Cold War sites in Germany

    Hidden Cold War sites in Germany


    Berlin and its infamous wall are the epicenter for Cold War tourism, but there are plenty of other sites around Germany that portray the tension between east and west after World War...

    Berlin and its infamous wall are the epicenter for Cold War tourism, but there are plenty of other sites around Germany that portray the tension between east and west after World War II.
    Unseen photos of America's early 'working girls'

    Unseen photos of America's early 'working girls'


    Women in sexual professions have always distinguished themselves from other women, from the mores of the time, by pushing the boundaries of style. The most celebrated concubines and courtesans in history set the trends in their respective courts. The...

    Women in sexual professions have always distinguished themselves from other women, from the mores of the time, by pushing the boundaries of style. The most celebrated concubines and courtesans in history set the trends in their respective courts. The great dames of burlesque -- Sally Rand, Gypsy Rose Lee -- boasted a signature style on- and offstage, reflecting broader-than-life personalities.
    India's 30 most beautiful places

    India's 30 most beautiful places


    India might just be the most colorful country in the...

    India might just be the most colorful country in the world.
    Why Hong Kong high-rises have holes

    Why Hong Kong high-rises have holes


    The Repulse Bay is a luxury apartment complex in Hong Kong that is famous locally for the curious hole cut into the body of its undulating...

    The Repulse Bay is a luxury apartment complex in Hong Kong that is famous locally for the curious hole cut into the body of its undulating façade.