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Pakistan PM tells cricket team to banish fear of losing

Pakistan PM tells cricket team to banish fear of losing

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan -- who led the country to their only cricket World Cup before entering politics -- urged the current team to banish the fear of losing in their crucial match against India Sunday.The arch rivals go head-to-head in a World Cup

In Iraq, legal dispute threatens chances at 2020 Olympics

In Iraq, legal dispute threatens chances at 2020 Olympics

Day after day, Iraqi weightlifter Safaa Rashed Aljumaili hits a worn-down Baghdad gym to train for the 2020 Olympics. But despite all his grit, politics could keep him from competing.The single air conditioning unit in the dilapidated facility is out of servic

On D-Day, US allies look for unity and fear the Trump show

On D-Day, US allies look for unity and fear the Trump show

For a sign of how far Western politics and transatlantic relations have changed, look no further than next week's D-Day commemorations in Britain and northern France.Five years ago, for the 70th anniversary, former US president Barack Obama travelled to Franc

Israel's 'King Bibi' suffers a dent in his crown

Israel's 'King Bibi' suffers a dent in his crown

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's long domination of Israeli politics has earned him the nickname "King Bibi," but his failure to reach a coalition deal following an April 9 election has dented that reputation.Netanyahu will now seek to remain in power th

Albania's riotous politics rattle EU dreams

Albania's riotous politics rattle EU dreams

Molotov cocktails in the streets and a mass resignation in parliament -- Albania's volatile political scene is exploding just as its European future is on the table, threatening Tirana's dreams of joining the bloc.EU member states are to decide in the coming

White House renews Trump's criticism of Biden from Tokyo

White House renews Trump's criticism of Biden from Tokyo

The longtime Washington adage that politics should stop at the water's edge took a new beating over the weekend, as US President Donald Trump cited the North Korean dictator as agreeing with his own dim view of Democrat Joe Biden.A White House spokeswoman on