How the World Cup played into a global power struggle

politics

How the World Cup played into a global power struggle

It was an uncomfortable moment. Mohamed bin Hammam, who until last week was the head of Qatar’s secretariat of soccer diplomacy, was being grilled by a trio of former Qatar Football Association executives who…

Africa: Are coups making a comeback in Africa?

asia

Africa: Are coups making a comeback in Africa?

Countries around the world are becoming increasingly adept at using coups to change their rulers. The trend has been most visible in the past year in Madagascar, where activists have staged protests to stop…

Supreme Court Tosses Claim Against Death Row Inmate

health

Supreme Court Tosses Claim Against Death Row Inmate

The Supreme Court on Tuesday sent the case of a Mississippi death row inmate, Arthur Austin, back to lower courts so they can reassess his claim that he didn’t have effective counsel at his…