Aug. 19, 2019

REUTERS

President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would keep Vice President Mike Pence as his running mate when he seeks re-election in November 2020.

President Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric and focus on the grievances of white voters helped him win the 2016 election. But a Reuters analysis of public opinion over the last four years suggests that Trump's brand of white identity politics may be less effective in the 2020 election campaign.

President Trump met with his national security team to discuss Afghan peace talks and the meeting went "very well, and negotiations are proceeding," the White House said in a statement.

An Iranian tanker sailed through the Mediterranean toward Greece on Monday after it was released from detention off Gibraltar, and Tehran said that any at U.S. move to seize the vessel again would have "heavy consequences".

President Trump and top White House officials dismissed concerns that economic growth may be faltering, saying on Sunday they saw little risk of recession despite a volatile week on global bond markets, and insisting their trade war with China was doing no damage to the United States.

At least 19 people were killed when a fuel truck exploded after losing control and ramming into three cars in western Uganda on Sunday, police said in a statement.

Turkey on Monday replaced Kurdish mayors with state officials in three cities and detained more than 400 people for suspected militant links, the Interior Ministry said, a move likely to fuel tensions in the mainly Kurdish southeast.

Sri Lanka's President on Monday named war veteran Shavendra Silva as its army chief, drawing sharp criticism from the United States over the appointment of an officer who has been accused of human rights violations.

The operator of a global network of radioactivity sensors said on Monday its two Russian sites closest to a mysterious explosion on Aug. 8 went offline two days after the blast, raising concern about possible tampering by Russia.

Thailand is proposing that tech companies set up centers in each of the 10 Southeast Asian countries to curb the flow of "fake news" and fake accounts, the country's telecoms regulator said.

U.S. Commerce Secretary Ross said the U.S. government will extend a reprieve given to Huawei Technologies that permits the Chinese firm to buy supplies from U.S. companies so that it can service existing customers, even as nearly 50 of its units were added to a U.S. economic blacklist.

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Costa Rica's Ministry of Health says a total of 59 people consumed tainted alcohol as the death toll due to the liquor rose to 25 in the Central American tourist destination.

Drones launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels attacked a massive oil and gas field deep inside Saudi Arabia's sprawling desert on Saturday, causing what the kingdom described as a "limited fire" in the second such recent attack on its crucial energy industry.

Three mass shooting plots were thwarted in recent days with the arrests of three men in unrelated cases, authorities in Connecticut, Florida and Ohio said.

The European Commission said on Monday that the EU was ready for a no-deal Brexit and that Britain would suffer most under such a scenario.

Assad regime forces carried out an airstrike near a Turkish military convoy in northern Syria, in a rare example of Damascus directly confronting Turkish troops operating inside Syria.

Russia will not deploy new missiles as long as the United States shows similar restraint in Europe and Asia, Russian defense minister Sergei Shoigu said on Sunday, after Washington's withdrawal from a Soviet-era arms pact.

Iceland on Sunday honored the passing of Okjokull, its first glacier lost to climate change, as scientists warn that some 400 others on the subarctic island risk the same fate.

When rePlanet closed its doors at its remaining 284 California locations earlier this month, alarm bells went up among recycling advocates. For years, the U.S. has relied on China and other developing countries to accept bulk, unsorted recycling - paper, plastic, and plenty of unrecyclable materials that have to be sorted out. But now, with commodities depressed in value, those countries are becoming much more selective in what they'll accept.

The Trump administration's Department of Justice is asking the Supreme Court to set a legal precedent that would enable employers to fire employees because they are transgender.

Heavy rain failed to keep hundreds of thousands of protesters from Hong Kong streets Sunday as pro-democracy demonstrators rallied against the tightening grip of the Beijing government.

BBC

Hackers have infected 23 organizations connected to local government in the US state of Texas with ransomware. Officials indicated the attack over the weekend was coordinated.

The Call Of Duty World Championship 2019 title goes to eUnited. The American team won on Black Ops 4 at the Los Angeles final on Sunday - taking home the top prize of $800,000.

A Kenyan chef has set a new world record for the longest time spent cooking, after cooking for 75 hours non-stop. Ms. Mohammed prepared 400 dishes - including local and international recipes - most of which she offered to shelters and orphanages.

WND

A brief filed this week with the U.S. Supreme Court explains that the justices must determine whether or not the transgender-rights movement is supported by a 1964 law banning discrimination based on sex. Can a funeral home require men to dress as men, in suits and ties, and women to dress as women?

Prairie dogs infected with the plague - yes, the plague - have shut down parts of a city and wildlife area near Denver this summer.

Fifteen studies about transplanted organs by researchers in China have been retracted this month due to concerns the work may have used organs from executed prisoners.

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