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A German news agency says the octopus that gained worldwide fame by correctly predicting World Cup results has died.
Paul the Octopus, the tentacled tipster who fascinated soccer fans by predicting results at the World Cup, died Tuesday.
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FIFA failed to send a clear message that it will fight corruption in World Cup bids, according to a global corruption watchdog.
I was surprised to see your Friday article "Free speech on trial in the Netherlands" (Commentary) appearing in an American newspaper. After all, the Netherlands is a small country, even though the Dutch don't think that of themselves. Holland gave birth to at least five international concerns, such as Royal Dutch Shell and Unilever, once ruled the seas and managed large colonial possessions.
FIFA said it will examine evidence from a British newspaper alleging that two executive committee members offered to sell their votes on World Cup hosts.
The United States pulled out Friday of the bidding race for the 2018 World Cup, switching its focus to winning the hosting rights for 2022.
A four-month political impasse ended in the Netherlands on Thursday, as the country's first postwar minority government took office promising deep budget cuts and tightened immigration rules.
Although the Netherlands is widely recognized as a bea- con for liberalism, tolerance and freedom of speech, the last decade has proved that it is perhaps not as tolerant as many thought it to be, as both tolerance and freedom of speech have been under attack, literally in the murders of Islam critics Pim Fortuyn and Theo van Gogh.