Italy's Cup (World Cup | The Winners)

The Azzurri win the World Cup for the fourth time

Out But Not Down (World Cup | Germany)

They lost, but Germany emerges as a winner

Fields Of Dreams (Photoessay | The World Cup)

The monthlong tournament provided moments of sporting genius. A TIME Photoessay



Families Held Captive (MIddle East | Gaza)

Israeli and Palestinian parents long for the release of their children



Return of the Old Guard (Notebook | Ukraine)

Disputes among Ukraine's postrevolution coalition parties are regalvanizing the old guard

Lost In Translation (Notebook | Czech Republic)

Fans of Milan Kundera have turned to an illegal translation, impatient for the Czech novelist to do it himself


In The Footsteps Of Alexander (The Great Outdoors)

Trek along the Lycian Way and visit the Iliad's ancient cities of Xanthos, Letoon and Patara

Reading Rooms (Check In)

Reading's new luxury hotel, The Forbury, is suitable for both business and pleasure

One Night In Johannesburg (Time Traveler)

You have one evening to spend in the City of Gold. Three people in the know tell you how to do it right

Top Banana (Style Watch)

Kampala's Banana Boat stores sell a range of household items made by local craftspeople from indigenous materials