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An Italian book that teaches new wives how to be submissive has become a huge hit in Spain, angering feminists who have called for it to be banned.
It's a good thing the mayor of World Cup city Manaus has a sense of humor. Because some of the stuff being said about this historic city deep in the heart of the Amazon jungle is laughable.
I was asked recently by an old friend why I would ever join the Azerbaijan Caucus here in Congress. He then pointed out to me that Baku and Burlington aren't exactly sister cities and that sometimes our leaders seem to be more worried about foreign countries like Azerbaijan than the good old USA. I politely agreed that there is much distance, both culturally and mileage-wise between our two nations.
The lousy sign-up website cost a bundle, a fact that will not disappear no matter how much the White House pivots from one issue to the next to deflect public interest away from Obamacare.
FIFA has switched the starting times of seven World Cup matches, including the U.S.-Portugal game on June 22 in the Amazonian jungle city of Manaus.
The Amazon jungle city of Manaus was the big winner at the World Cup draw.
One of the worst finals in World Cup history _ Spain vs. the Netherlands _ will be reprised in one of the first games of the 2014 edition.
For about an hour, much of the planet will come to a dead stop, all eyes and attention glued to four bowls of what look an awful lot like pingpong balls. A lottery that could make someone rich beyond his or her wildest dreams? No, though some would argue this can bring even more happiness.
Defending champion Spain will play its opening 2014 World Cup game against the Netherlands, a repeat of the ill-tempered 2010 final, while host Brazil faces a relatively easy path to the knockout stage after Friday's draw.
The 31 countries that qualified for the 2014 World Cup and host nation Brazil will cross fingers and toes and hope for the luck of the draw on Friday when their names are plucked from bowls one by one in a globally televised extravaganza to determine where, when and, most importantly, who they will play in Brazil next June at football's showcase tournament.
Thirty-two teams, a world of possibilities.
For about an hour Friday, much of the planet will come to a dead stop, all eyes and attention glued to four bowls of what look an awful lot like pingpong balls. A lottery that could make someone rich beyond his or her wildest dreams? No, though some would argue this can bring even more happiness.
More than 180 ciudades, villes and other cities have expressed interest so far in vying for big cash prizes in New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's first innovation contest for European cities, his foundation said, with two months left to sign up.
A number of publications, including The Washington Times, broke the news last week that President Obama had proposed moving the U.S. Embassy to the Vatican. All hell quickly broke loose in liberal circles of interest to defend the president and attack his conservative critics.
There is one certainty among many possibilities offered by the World Cup draw Friday: Most teams want to be in Switzerland's group.