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Thousands Rally In Hong Kong To Call For Democratic Vote

Thousands Rally In Hong Kong To Call For Democratic VoteThe annual July 1 march for greater autonomy in Hong Kong has brought a large turnout, as tens of thousands of demonstrators demand democratic elections.

Ukraine Signs Trade Deal With EU, Risking Russia’s Ire

Ukraine Signs Trade Deal With EU, Risking Russia’s IreA free-trade zone between Ukraine and the European Union takes another step toward reality today, as the nation that's under pressure from pro-Russian separatists signs an economic agreement with the EU.

Weather, History Muddy The Field For U.S.-Germany Showdown

Weather, History Muddy The Field For U.S.-Germany ShowdownThe U.S. team plays its final game in group play against world No. 2-ranked Germany at noon EDT in the Brazilian seaside city of Recife. The stakes couldn't be higher, and the intrigue is all here, folks.

Vladimir Putin Asks Parliament To Revoke Power To Use Force In Ukraine

Vladimir Putin Asks Parliament To Revoke Power To Use Force In UkraineRussian President Vladimir Putin has asked his parliament to revoke his authorization to use force in Ukraine.

Under Attack By ISIS, Iraq Agrees To Give U.S. Troops Immunity

Under Attack By ISIS, Iraq Agrees To Give U.S. Troops ImmunityRemember last week when President Obama said he planned to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq? Well, the U.S. couldn't do it until the Iraqi government gave U.S. soldiers immunity from prosecution, through what's called a "diplomatic note."

Russia Puts Its Troops On ‘Full Combat Alert’

Russia Puts Its Troops On ‘Full Combat Alert’Russian President Vladimir Putin has placed his armed forces on "full combat alert," the state-run news agency ITAR-Tass reports.

In A Stunning Finish, Portugal Ties U.S.

In A Stunning Finish, Portugal Ties U.S.With 30 seconds left and despite astronomical odds, the United States men's national soccer team was about to qualify for the second round of the World Cup.

The Twisty Tale Of The World’s Most Expensive Stamp

The Twisty Tale Of The World’s Most Expensive StampBlemished, battered and cut, the "British Guiana One-Cent Black on Magenta" is a stamp with a twisty tale to tell, one that begins in the hands of a young Scottish boy and passes through the hands of a killer.

Number Of Displaced People Hits A High Last Seen In World War II

Number Of Displaced People Hits A High Last Seen In World War IIAt least 51.2 million people are now living under forced displacement, a UN agency says, announcing its tally of people who are seeking refuge or asylum, or who are internally displaced.

After His Game-Winning Goal, We Ask, Who Is John Brooks?

After His Game-Winning Goal, We Ask, Who Is John Brooks?The name John Anthony Brooks likely didn't ring a bell for many Americans before Monday. But by minute 87 of the U.S. vs. Ghana game, John Brooks had become America's newest national hero.