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On the Mark: England, France Barge into World Cup Quarterfinals

By MARK LORENZANA After a somewhat inconsistent showing in the group stages, England on Sunday, Dec. 4, defeated Senegal, 3-0, in a blowout to barge into the World Cup Quarterfinals in Qatar. Sure, the Three Lions — the oldest international soccer team in the world, having played its first international match against Scotland in 1872 — was dominant in its

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On the Mark: Mexico Wastes Early Lead, Falls to Colombia in Friendly Match

By MARK LORENZANA The Mexican National Men’s Soccer Team squandered an early 2-0 lead and ended up suffering a painful defeat, 2-3, against Colombia in their friendly match on the night of Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. El Tri scored two goals early — winger Alexis Vega on a penalty kick six minutes into

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The US Must Not Forsake Afghanistan

By EARL ANTHONY WAYNE One year after the fall of Kabul and departure of U.S. troops, the United States still has an important policy and action agenda regarding Afghanistan, but with less leverage in a country suffering serious problems. Millions in Afghanistan face the dire effects of a devastating humanitarian and economic crisis. The Taliban government is focused on installing

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Azerbaijani Embassy Rings in Spring with Nowrūz Celebration

By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS The Azerbaijani Embassy in Mexico hosted a daylong celebration of the festival of Nowrūz, an ancient spring holiday, at Mexico City’s Lincoln Park on Saturday, March 19. The open-air celebration, which was hosted by Azerbaijani Ambassador to Mexico Mammad Talibov, his wife Kamala Talibova and their daughter Faray Talibli, included a performance of traditional Azeri dances by

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