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41 cities bidding for 2026 World Cup games

Los Angeles - Forty-one cities in Canada, Mexico and the United States have submitted bids to serve as host cities for the 2026 World Cup, officials said Thursday.

Russia urges against 'emotions' over North Korea

Moscow - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday spoke out against "giving in to emotions" amid tensions over North Korea's nuclear programme, in phone talks with his US counterpart, Moscow said.

N. Korea could nuke US, Europe 'within months': France

Paris - France's foreign minister warned Friday that North Korea could have the capacity to deliver a nuclear strike on the United States and even Europe "within months".

Kasparov-mania sweeps St. Louis, America's chess capital

Saint Louis - Benny Pirogovsky turns a brass king piece around in his hand as he stands by an outdoor chess table shaded by a tree. After hours spent driving through the American Midwest, the teenager is finally about to see his idol.

Scientists gene-edit piglets, bringing transplants to humans closer

Washington - Scientists have successfully edited the genetic code of piglets to remove dormant viral infections, a breakthrough that could eventually pave the way for animal-to-human organ transplants.

US 'speaking with one voice' on North Korea, State Dept insists

Washington - The United States is speaking out with a unified message on North Korea, the US State Department insisted Wednesday, playing down divergent comments from President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Mormon leader ousted in rare excommunication

Los Angeles - The Mormon church excommunicated one of its senior leaders Tuesday, without providing a reason for the rare dismissal.

US concerned by Rwanda poll irregularities

Washington - The United States said Saturday it was "disturbed by irregularities" in Rwanda's presidential election which saw Paul Kagame celebrate a third consecutive victory with nearly 99 percent of the vote.

Justin Bieber tells fans of 'insecurities' after cancelling world tour

Washington - Justin Bieber, the Canadian pop star who abruptly canceled a world tour last month, told fans Thursday he had sometimes let his "insecurities get the best of me.

Tennis: Nishikori tries to end title drought at past win site

Washington - Japan's Kei Nishikori, trying to end an 18-month ATP title drought, hopes returning to the scene of his most recent outdoor crown will provide a pre-US Open spark.

'I've got a boa constrictor stuck to my face,' US woman tells rescuers

New York - US authorities have released a recording of an emergency call in which a woman said this: "I've got a boa constrictor stuck to my face.

Macron and Trump mark France's Bastille Day

Paris - President Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump marked France's national day together on Friday at a military parade which clearly delighted the US leader and showcased warming relations between the two men.

Pomp and mourning for France on Bastille Day

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron will attend a Bastille Day military parade on Friday alongside his American counterpart Donald Trump, before marking the first anniversary of a deadly terror attack in Nice.

South Syria ceasefire 'globally respected': Russia

Moscow - The ceasefire in south Syria is being "globally respected", Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday, in comments broadcast on Russia television.

Donald Trump, an unpredictable American in Paris

Paris - Six weeks after welcoming Russia's Vladimir Putin to France at the Palace of Versailles, new French President Emmanuel Macron will use history and his country's grandeur to try to charm Donald Trump on Thursday.

US deploys Patriots in Lithuania for NATO war games

Vilnius - The United States deployed a battery of Patriot ground-to-air missiles in Lithuania on Tuesday as part of multinational NATO exercises in the the Baltic country, its defence ministry announced.

Paris, LA both poised to win race to host Olympics

Lausanne - The International Olympic Committee was poised to hand the 2024 and 2028 Summer Games to Paris and Los Angeles on Tuesday in a landmark double hosting deal.

Appeals grow to pardon mentally ill US killer

Washington - Two top UN rights officials added their voices Wednesday to a growing chorus of appeals to Virginia's governor to spare the life of a mentally disturbed man found guilty of killing a police officer and prison guard.

Europe is the new hunting ground for US investors

New York - After buying big American brands like Apple, Pepsi and Yahoo!, activist shareholders - investors in search of big dividends - now are setting their sights on European companies like Nestle.

Review: New Isaac Hayes compilation latest in series of Stax reissues

Legendary label Stax Records is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and to mark the occasion is re-releasing albums by a number of its most famous artists.

Drones could save lives with rapid heart attack response

Washington - Drones could help save the lives of heart attack victims by delivering defibrillators faster than an ambulance can arrive at the scene, according to a report Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Review: Stax reissues soundtrack to 'Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song'

Los Angeles - Melvin Van Peebles' groundbreaking soundtrack is out now on 180-gram vinyl and high-resolution digital audio. The LP is part of a series of releases celebrating Stax Records' 60th anniversary.

Tiananmen: US calls on China to respect human rights

Washington - US President Donald Trump's administration called on China Sunday to respect human rights and release from prison those jailed for trying to keep alive the memory of the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement.

Gabrielle Stravelli to celebrate new album at New York City show Special

New York City - Largely made up of original material, 'Dream Ago' is the third outing from this very talented singer/songwriter. She spoke to Digital Journal.

Pregnancy not dangerous for women who had breast cancer

Chicago - Becoming pregnant after a diagnosis of breast cancer does not raise the risk of the cancer returning, said the largest study of its kind to date, released Saturday at a major cancer conference.

U.S. soul singer Welfair intent on keeping the momentum going Special

Los Angeles - Los Angeles-based artist Welfair (Danielle Espinoza) has been gigging in support of her sophomore EP 'Good Mourning', which was released in November 2016. Digital Journal put some questions to her.

Country Music Hall of Famer Bobby Bare is back with a new album Special

Nashville - Country legend Bobby Bare has just put out his new record, 'Things Change', his first musical project for five years. He told Digital Journal a little bit about it.

Russia probe's Robert Mueller: a lawman's lawman

Washington - Robert Mueller, named Wednesday to take over the US probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election, has a reputation as a tough lawman who once even stood up to a president.

Russia probe's Robert Mueller: a lawman's lawman

Washington - Robert Mueller, named Wednesday to take over the US probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election, has a reputation as a tough lawman who once even stood up to a president.

US Supreme Court deals blow to 'discriminatory' voting law

Washington - The US Supreme Court on Monday dealt a severe blow to a North Carolina voting law widely seen as discriminating against African Americans.
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