Category: USA

Why Salad Has Become A Major Source Of Food Poisoning In The US

“Mass-produced chopped, bagged lettuce that gets shipped around the US amplifies the risk of poisoning” May 19, 2018 (BE2C2) — A 2013 analysis by Centers for Disease Control of food poisoning cases between 1998 to 2008 found that salads caused a quarter of all food poisoning outbreaks in the U.S. Since March, the outbreak grew […]

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Trump Administration Cracks Down on Students Overstaying Visas

The majority of international students studying in the United States are originally from China and India, totaling 350,755 students and 186,267 students, respectively in the 2016/17 school year, followed by South Korea and Saudi Arabia, according to Statista chart May 12, 2018 (DESPARDES) — President Donald Trump’s administration posted a new policy memorandum to crack down […]

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‘China Most Likely To Fill the Shoes Of The U.S.’ In Iran Nuclear Deal

May 10, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — After pulling the United States out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday his administration plans to put strong sanctions on Iran “very soon.” “We have terminated a terrible, terrible deal that should have never, ever been made,” he said. “And we will be putting […]

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Trump Pulls U.S. Out Of Iran Nuclear Deal Calling It ‘Disastrous’, An ‘Embarrassment’

May 9, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced the US withdrawal from what he called the “defective” multinational nuclear deal with Iran, and said Washington would reinstate sanctions against the Islamic republic, pitting him against the United States’ closest allies and leaving the future of Tehran’s nuclear ambitions in question. […]

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‘The New Obama’: Abdulrahman Mohamed El-Sayed, Michigan Candidate For Governor

The 33-year-old charismatic Muslim doctor is running for governor of Michigan and in the process trying to change US politics for more space — specially for the millenials, while espousing multiculturism, diversity and pluralism as a Democrat. The Guardian dubs him ‘the new Obama’. May 5, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Abdulrahman Mohamed El-Sayed, known as Abdul […]

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Saudi Stands With Pakistan In Every Ordeal and Crisis: Pak Envoy to U.S.

“Pakistan contributes to the fight against terrorism and is committed to working with America to meet the challenges” April 27, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Pakistan Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry to USA was recently interviewed by Ms. Hadeel Oueis of Al-Riyadh daily newspaper in Washington. The detailed interview in Arabic can be retrieved from http://www.alriyadh.com/1677551. During the […]

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US Supreme Court Leans Toward Upholding Trump’s Travel Ban

April 27, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — At least two U.S. Supreme Court justices have  signaled they are likely to uphold President Donald Trump’s travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries, one of the most contentious policies of his presidency. Both Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy, a frequent swing vote on the conservative-majority, nine-member apex […]

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Billionaire Shahid Khan Submits 1 Billion Pound Bid For Wembley Stadium

April 27, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Pakistan-born American billionaire Shahid Khan, the owner of NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, has submitted a whopping one billion pound bid to acquire London’s iconic Wembley Stadium. “I promise Wembley WILL still be the cradle of English football,” said Khan after he made an £950 million offer to the UK’s Football Association. […]

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World War II Navajo Code Talker Dies at 92

April 24, 2018 — A Navajo tribe Code Talker who used his native language to confound the Japanese in World War II has died. The Navajo Nation says Roy Hawthorne Sr. died Saturday. He was 92. Hawthorne enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps at 17 and became part of a famed group of Navajos who […]

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China, Russia Replacing U.S. as Pakistan’s Major Arms Suppliers

KEY POINTS: US Arms Deliveries to India Has Grown by 557 Percent During the Period 2008 and 2017; A Chinese defense analyst says there is no military alliance between China and Pakistan, but “China’s arms exports to Pakistan are a powerful weapon to safeguard the South Asian country’s military sovereignty.”. (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — As the Trump […]

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Beyonce to Donate $100,000 For Scholarships at Black Colleges

On the back of wide praise for her two-hour performance at the Coachella music festival, Beyonce on Monday said she was offering $100,000 in scholarship money to students at four historically black colleges and universities. The Homecoming Scholars Award Program for the 2018-19 academic year will give away $25,000 in scholarship money to a student […]

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Barbara Bush, Wife of Ex-President George H.W. Bush, in ‘Failing Health’

Former U.S. First Lady Barbara Bush is in “failing health.” The office of her husband, former U.S. President George H. W. Bush, released a statement Sunday, saying the 92-year-old is in “failing health” and will no longer seek medical treatment. Instead, the office says, she will focus on comfort care. The statement did not describe […]

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Putin Holds SECRET CONVERSATION With Erdogan on Syria Following US-led Airstrikes

(DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Russian president Vladimir Putin has held secret conversations with the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, as the two countries look to strengthen relations following the airstrikes on Syria launched early Saturday morning. In a phone call on Saturday the two men discussed the military strikes carried out by the West as they […]

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