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Kim Flew In For Summit With Trump On Chinese Plane, in Victory For Xi

JUN 12, 2018 — Two days after arriving in Singapore, North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un shook hands on Tuesday with US President Donald Trump at the start of their momentous US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Singapore’s Sentosa island — both leaders made history as the world waits for the their meet that could determine historic peace or raise the specter of a growing nuclear threat. Trump had said the two would have a “great discussion” and Kim saying they had overcome “obstacles” to get to thisRead More


Muslim Refugees Admitted to US Decline Sharply in 2018

JUN 10, 2018 — The number of Muslim refugees admitted to the U.S. has fallen sharply this year. According to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. State Department data, the number of Muslim refugees admitted to the United States in the first half of fiscal 2018 has dropped from the previous year more than any other religious group/ Only 1,800 Muslim refugees have been admitted so far this year compared with the roughly 22,900 admitted in all of fiscal 2017. The low point in Muslim admissions was set inRead More


Two-Thirds Of Americans Support Same-Sex Marriage: Gallup

May 23, 2018 — More than two-thirds of Americans now support same-sex marriage — and more are identifying themselves as part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, new Gallup research shows. In the highest level ever recorded by Gallup, 67 percent Americans said they support same-sex marriage. Gallup said it’s recorded 3 percent increases in each of its last three annual surveys on the issue. Wednesday’s report showed a 40 percent point increase from Gallup’s first poll on the matter in 1996, when just 27 percent voiced supportRead More


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 into the largest multi-state E. coli scare since 2006. As of May 15, 172 people in 32 states have fallen ill, including one person who died in California. Of these cases, 75 have been hospitalized,Read More


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 on students and exchange visitors overstaying their visas– the US hosts about 1.1 million of the 4.6 million enrolled worldwide in 2017. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services memorandum says students and exchange visitors willRead More


‘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 on among the strongest sanctions that we’ve ever put on a country.” Trump told reporters about the plan about 24 hours after officially withdrawing from the Obama-era agreement, calling it “defective at its core.” TrumpRead More