This World Cup match is gonna be a knockout. The Americans square off against the Belgians on Tuesday at 4 p.m., and there’s a lot on the line: The winner advances to the quarterfinals, while the loser gets sent home once and for all. Team Belgium may be unbeaten in this year’s tournament, but Team USA trounced them in the inaugural 1930 World Cup, so history could be on our side. Plus, forward Jozy Altidore is back on the field after missing the last few matches with a pulled hamstring. Need to get up to speed? From the hottest players to celebrity supporters, here's how the two teams stack up. NICKNAME U.S.: The Yanks, or the Stars and Stripes, referring to the American flag. Belgium: “Les Diables Rouges,” or “The Red Devils.” DRAMA U.S.: Coach Jurgen Klinsmann expressed concern that FIFA selected an Algerian ref to call Tuesday’s game, since Team USA knocked Algeria out of the 2010 World Cup, and the ref … [Read more...] about World Cup 2014: U.S. vs. Belgium, and what you need to know about the two soccer teams leading up to their showdown
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World International Affairs As Venezuela experiences one of the most significant days in its recent political history, with opposition leader Juan Guaido issuing a direct challenge to President Nicolas Maduro by declaring himself the country’s legitimate President, the scenario has pitted Russia and the United States against each other. President Donald Trump has been a longtime opponent of Maduro’s regime. He previously floated the idea of staging a military intervention in the country, where shortsighted economic policies have left the population devastated and most people experiencing dangerous food and medicine shortages. On Wednesday, Trump, along with many European leaders and Canada, recognized Guaido as the country’s interim President. Russia, a staunch ally of Maduro, has taken an entirely different approach, leaving Russian President Vladimir Putin and Trump on opposing sides of an issue that could have a severe impact on the security of the Americas. … [Read more...] about U.S. vs. Russia in Venezuela: Moscow Warns Trump That Any Intervention Would Violate Cold War–Era Agreement
U.S. Syria may be set for a return to the Arab League as the war-torn country's government consolidates military and diplomatic victories coinciding with a U.S. withdrawal. Shortly after the outbreak of a 2011 rebel and jihadi uprising, Syria was expelled from the 22-member gathering of majority-Arab nations known as the Arab League after the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was accused of war crimes in his crackdown on dissent. An opposition entity known as the Syrian National Coalition occupied the position for a brief stint, but battlefield losses and the rise of Islamist forces have compelled the withdrawal of foreign support. With the Syrian government having regained most of the country's territory from an insurgency once sponsored by the U.S. and regional powers such as Israel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey, a number of Middle Eastern nations have begun to rebuild their ties to Damascus. Neighboring Iraq, which supported Assad throughout the fight … [Read more...] about Will Syria Return to Arab League? Middle East Nations Show Support as Donald Trump Set to Pull U.S. Troops Out
U.S. 2018 Midterms Just days before the heated midterm elections on November 6, many House races in key battleground states remain too close to call as Democrats look to regain a majority in the chamber by flipping at least 23 Republican-held seats. As of Sunday morning, FiveThirtyEight’s election forecast predicted that Democrats had an 84.6 percent chance of winning control of the House, while Republicans were slated to comfortably maintain a majority in the Senate. The estimated average gain of House seats for Democrats this election cycle is 38, well above the 23 needed to regain control of the chamber. FiveThirtyEight estimated that Democrats could win as many as 58 seats in the House. But even with the Democrats’ projected path to victory, battleground district polling shows that there are still wild cards in many House races. The Cook Political Report has estimated that there are currently 73 highly competitive seats across the country essentially considered a … [Read more...] about 2018 Midterm Elections House Polls, Forecast, Key Races: Will Democrats Overturn Republicans’ 23-Seat Majority?
U.S.NFL preseason football 2018 returns to Minneapolis tonight: It’s Seattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium.Week 3 preseason games are typically the last good action starting players get, so tonight’s action in Minnesota is a good final tune-up before teams focus on pairing to the 53-man roster in week 4. Many starting players are expected to play into the same half.(See Seahawks vs. Vikings time, TV channel and live stream information below.)“This is our last shot at going on the road and working on it,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said, according to seahawks.com. “Knowing that we have a couple games starting off the season on the road, this is an important trip for us to get comfortable with the whole process, how we do it, the meetings, the hotel, the whole thing. That’s important to me right now that we get one more shot at getting that right.”Recommended Slideshows7650 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States80In … [Read more...] about What Time, TV Channel is the Seattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings Preseason Game Tonight? Live Stream, Odds