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Trudy Rubin: ‘Brexit’ would be huge step back

If Europe falters, the negative ripple effect would reach across the Atlantic. As Garton Ash rightly notes, the great global challenges we face – from a rising China to an …


Colombia scores 2 first-half goals, beats US in Copa opener

Cristian Zapata scored his first international goal, James Rodriguez added a 42nd-minute penalty kick and Colombia beat the United States 2-0 Friday night in the opener of the Copa America.


Deal reached to extend Syria truce to Aleppo, US officials say

The United States and Russia have persuaded Syria’s government and moderate rebels to extend the country’s fragile truce to the northern city of Aleppo, although sporadic clashes continue, U.S. officials …


Trudy Rubin: Turkey needs to support effort against Islamic State

A decision to assault Raqqa is hung up in large part not by resistance from jihadi enemies, but by opposition from Turkey, a (supposed) NATO ally


Toyota recalling 60,000 Avalons, Camrys for air bag defect

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 60,000 Avalon and Camry sedans in North America because their front passenger air bags may not deploy in a crash.


U.S. becoming top haven for tax cheats

WASHINGTON – The U.S. lambastes and strong-arms countries that help drug lords and millionaire investors hide their money from tax collectors. Critics say it should look closer to home. America …


Trudy Rubin: Uprooting ISIS’ territorial power more crucial than ever

Syrian Kurds are the only fighters willing and able to retake Raqqa from the Islamic State. The United States should work to clear the political obstacles that prevent this.


Russia, China oppose US missile-defense in South Korea

The foreign ministers of China and Russia are opposing the possible deployment of an advanced American missile-defense system in South Korea.


Trudy Rubin: Syrian mess awaits next president

If the nascent cease-fire collapses, it’s hard to see what Plan B the administration can come up with. The whole Syria mess seems likely to land front and center on …


Syria cease-fire holding despite some fighting, U.N. envoy says

A U.S.-Russia-brokered cease-fire in Syria, now in its sixth day, is largely holding despite sporadic clashes in some areas, a U.N. envoy said Thursday, raising expectations ahead of next week’s …


Crystal Dunn scores 5 goals as U.S. routs Puerto Rico 10-0

The U.S. women’s soccer team’s younger reserves not only didn’t disappoint in their Group A finale in CONCACAF qualifying for the Rio Olympics, they delivered a record performance.


Cease-fire in Syria announced by world powers

The United States, Russia and other world powers agreed to implement a nationwide “cessation of hostilities” in Syria’s civil war to start in one week in an effort to stop …


Obama honors U.S. women’s soccer team for World Cup victory

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama welcomed the U.S. women’s 2015 World Cup champion soccer team to the White House Tuesday, saying the team’s victory with class, excitement and style inspired …


U.S. in danger of missing Olympic men’s soccer again

SANDY, Utah – The United States is in danger of missing its second straight men’s Olympic soccer tournament. Alberth Elis scored in the 24th and 77th minutes, and Honduras beat …


Mexico TV uses Donald Trump to heat soccer rivalry

One of Mexico’s leading television networks is using the words of Republican presidential aspirant Donald Trump to bump up the already heated rivalry between the U.S. and Mexico men’s national …


Tim Howard, DeMarcus Beasley called up to U.S. team for September games

Goalkeeper Tim Howard is back with the U.S. national team. The U.S. Soccer Federation announced Thursday that coach Jurgen Klinsmann had called up Howard and veteran defender DaMarcus Beasley for …


U.S. will open qualifying bid for soccer’s 2018 World Cup in St. Louis

The U.S. men’s soccer team will open qualifying for the 2018 World Cup at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Nov. 13. Given a bye in the first three rounds …


U.S. women sweep China to avenge loss in World Grand Prix Finals volleyball

With the FIVB World Grand Prix Finals championship already secured, the United States added a three-set victory over China on Sunday to cap the tournament. The top-ranked Americans avenged their …


USA Gymnastics coordinator Martha Karolyi likely done after Rio

Martha Karolyi will likely retire after the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, the longtime U.S. women’s gymnastics coach said Friday. Karolyi, 72, officially USA Gymnastics’ national team coordinator, has headed …


Gonzaga’s Mark Few, U.S. defeated by Canada in Pan Am semifinals

TORONTO – Andrew Nicholson scored 31 points and had 10 rebounds, former No. 1 NBA Draft pick Anthony Bennett added 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and host Canada powered …


U.S. routs Puerto Rico at Pan Ams

TORONTO – After a resounding victory over Venezuela in their Pan Am Games opener, the United States men looked even more impressive in romping to a 102-70 victory over defending …


Tim Howard ready to return to the U.S. national team

Goalkeeper Tim Howard is ready to make himself available for the United States national team again after taking a break since the 2014 World Cup. The 36-year-old Howard, who plays …


Jamaica stuns U.S. in Gold Cup semifinals

ATLANTA – The United States had everything on its side. History. A raucous home crowd. And, supposedly, the better team. None of it prevented Jamaica from handing the Americans their …


UPDATED: Wed., July 22, 2015, 6:58 p.m.

Jamaica stuns U.S. in Gold Cup semifinals

ATLANTA — The United States had everything on its side. History. A raucous home crowd. And, supposedly, the better team.


U.S., Mexico face tough opponents in Gold Cup semifinals

It has been 15 years since a CONCACAF Gold Cup final has been played without the United States or Mexico. And both countries will need big performances in today’s semifinals …


UPDATED: Sat., July 18, 2015, 7:03 p.m.

Clint Dempsey’s 3 goals lift U.S. over Cuba, into Gold Cup semis

BALTIMORE — Clint Dempsey walked away with the game ball for one of the few times in his career. With his first international hat trick, he boosted the United States …


Jurgen Klinsmann shakes up U.S. roster for Gold Cup knockout rounds

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Jurgen Klinsmann spouted optimism after the United States played Panama to a 1-1 draw to wrap up the group stage of the Gold Cup, reasoning that …


Clint Dempsey scores twice, U.S. beats Honduras 2-1 to open Gold Cup

FRISCO, Texas – Clint Dempsey scored twice on headers in front his home state fans, and the United States opened defense of its CONCACAF Gold Cup title with a 2-1 …


U.S. women begin home World Cup celebrations with L.A. fan rally

Carli Lloyd looked out over the cheering mob of U.S. women’s national soccer team fans and raised an arm in triumph. “It feels great to wake up as a world …


UPDATED: Sun., July 5, 2015, 9:53 p.m.

U.S. wins Women’s World Cup

Carli Lloyd rewrote the Women’s World Cup record book with three goals in the first 16 minutes and the United States went on to rout Japan 5-2, giving the Americans …