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  • Kristen Stewart is depressed in "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" when her vampire boyfriend, Robert Pattinson, decides he cannot remain with her.

    Culture Briefs

    "As a society, we have a history of dismissing popular culture, especially that consumed by young women, as silly and therefore irrelevant," writes Jennifer Hahn at Trans/Missions.

  • Ghana, oil companies face off over control of rich field

    An ongoing dispute between the government of Ghana and representatives of Kosmos Energy over control of the oil-rich Jubilee field shows signs of coming to a head.

  • Ghana oil revenues to gush without spending plan

    Critics are worried that Ghana has failed to come up with a detailed national strategy for spending an estimated $1 billion a year in revenues from a vast, newly discovered oil field or a framework to manage the money and regulate the country's fledgling petroleum industry.

  • Uruguay's Diego Forlan celebrates after scoring a goal during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Uruguay and Ghana at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday, July 2, 2010. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    Uruguay beats Ghana 4-2, will face Dutch

    Uruguay reached the World Cup semifinals for the first time since 1970, beating Ghana 4-2 in a penalty shootout Friday after the teams played to a 1-1 draw.

  • United States' Ricardo Clark and Landon Donovan, left and center respectively, and Ghana's Kwadwo Asamoah, bottom right, compete for the ball during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the United States and Ghana at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, South Africa, Saturday, June 26, 2010. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Ghana beats U.S. 2-1 at World Cup

    The United States was eliminated from the World Cup by Ghana for the second straight time as Asamoah Gyan scored 3 minutes into overtime, leading the Black Stars to a 2-1 second-round victory Saturday night

  • Ghana goalkeeper Richard Kingson reacts at the end of the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the United States and Ghana at Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg, South Africa, on June 26, 2010. Ghana won 2-1 in extra time, advancing to the World Cup quarterfinals. (Associated Press)

    World Cup watchers take to D.C. pubs

    The U.S. versus Ghana World Cup match drew people from all over Washington, D.C., together for a rowdy Saturday afternoon.

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS U.S. national soccer midfielder Landon Donovan juggles soccer balls with his teammates nearby during training at Eersterust Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa Tuesday, June 22, 2010. The U.S. team is preparing for their upcoming World Cup Group C match against Algeria on Wednesday.

    Americans play to advance Wednesday

    One more game, one last chance to make their reputation.

  • Ghana discovery sparks fight over oil

    Can Africa's latest rising star - which won the blessing of both the Obama and Bush administrations - avoid the corruption, cronyism and bad governance that has entrapped its neighbors?

President Obama is accompanied by Joyce Bamford-Addo, Ghana's speaker of parliament, as he leaves to an applause and a choir singing his name.

    Obama urges Africa to seize promise

    To adoring crowds, and with a nod to his own success as a black American, President Obama on Saturday used this relatively stable democracy to challenge the rest of Africa to rise above conflict and corruption as it sees the world stage.

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