Economic analysts say the World Cup will help the financially struggling South Africa, a nation with a 25 percent employment rate, but not all jobs will be permanent. In the long run, many say the investments the nation has made in improving its structure and image will be worth it.
Wesley Sneijder scored on a header as the Netherlands rallied to stun five-time champion Brazil 2-1 on Friday, becoming the first semifinalist of the World Cup.
A court in South Africa has dropped a marijuana-smoking case against Paris Hilton.
British Foreign Secretary William Hague vowed Thursday that Britain will no longer neglect its allies.
Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers says he is staying with the team he led to the NBA finals twice in the last three seasons.
Paraguay took the most difficult route to its first World Cup quarterfinals.
Impressive as Arjen Robben and his Dutch teammates were in advancing to the World Cup quarterfinals, they seek much more.
Five-time champion Brazil beat South American rival Chile 3-0 to advance to the quarterfinals of the World Cup on Monday.
Wary of slamming on the stimulus brakes too quickly but shaken by the European debt crisis, world leaders pledged on Sunday to slash government deficits in the most industrialized nations in half by 2013, with wiggle room to meet the goal.