Category: USA

Billionaire Shahid Khan Submits 1 Billion Pound Bid For Wembley Stadium

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

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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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White House Approves $1.3 Billion Sale of Howitzers to Saudi Arabia

(PKONWEB/BE2C2) — The U.S. State Department said it has approved a possible foreign military sale to Saudi Arabia of 180 Self-Propelled Howitzers. The proposed foreign military sale “will support the foreign policy and national security objectives of the United States” by strengthening the defensive capabilities of Saudi Arabia, who is a contributing partner to stability […]

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Inspired By Cockroaches Scientists Develop Wall-Climbing Robot

(BE2C2) — Most robots rely on sensors to detect and move around objects in their path, which can take time. But what if they could change direction or climb objects in the blink of an eye. One of the most common household pests could offer a perfect blueprint. Researchers at the University of California in […]

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Trump Says He Plans to Order Military to Guard Border With Mexico, Build Wall

(DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — President Trump said on Tuesday that he planned to order the military to guard parts of the southern border until he can build a wall and tighten immigration restrictions, proposing a remarkable escalation of his efforts to crack down on migrants entering the country illegally. He said he was consulting with Jim Mattis, […]

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Can Saudi Arabia Help Negotiate Peace in Afghanistan? The U.S. Hopes So

(PKONWEB Report) — Saudi Arabia has agreed to play a leading role in starting a new peace process in Afghanistan, part of the latest U.S.-led two-pronged strategy to find a political solution to America’s longest war while militarily scaling up efforts to force the Taliban to the negotiating table. The Department of Defense has said […]

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Envoy to U.S. Addresses Pakistan Business Community Group in New Jersey

With around 650,000 Pakistanis gainfully employed in the US, their yearly average individual remittance home has remained the highest. (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Pakistan Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry addressed a community event in New Jersey Friday evening organized by Pakistani American Business Association of North America (PABANA). Dignitaries from Pakistani American businesses, Pakistani American youth, local government […]

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For First Time in 70 Years, 2020 U.S. Census to Ask About Citizenship

The last census in 2010 put the U.S. population at nearly 309 million. A question about citizenship will be added to the 2020 Census, the U.S. Commerce Department said — a controversial tactic to enforce the Voting Rights Act. In December, the Justice Department asked the Census Bureau to reinstate the question on the census, […]

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