Sep. 3, 2019

REUTERS

President Donald Trump will travel to North Carolina next month to rally voters on the eve of a do-over of a 2018 congressional race that both parties expect to be close, with implications for Trump's re-election bid and lawmakers campaigns in 2020.

Vice President Pence drew fire from Democrats when he met with Irish leaders in Dublin, but stayed at a hotel owned by President Trump almost 180 miles away, at Trump's urging.

Slow-moving hurricane Dorian pounded Grand Bahama Island on Tuesday and was forecast to come "dangerously close" to Florida's coast by day's end before drenching the U.S. East Coast for the next several days.

Hurricane Dorian, which battered the Bahamas early on Monday, could cause insurance industry losses of up to $25 billion, according to analysts at UBS.

A recent remark by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about "North Korea's rogue behavior" will make talks with the United States more difficult, the North's KCNA news agency on Saturday quoted its vice foreign minister, Choe Son Hui, as saying.

Democratic National Committee officials on Friday rejected plans to let people participate in Iowa's and Nevada's early caucuses by phone because of security concerns, drawing fire from at least one candidate for leaving voters out of the party's presidential contest.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was looking to suspend parliament two weeks before this month's planned shutdown was officially announced, a court was told on Tuesday.

France has proposed offering Iran about $15 billion in credit lines until year-end if Tehran comes fully back into compliance with its 2015 nuclear deal, a move that hinges on Washington not blocking it, Western and Iranian sources said.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she had never asked the Chinese government to let her resign to end the Chinese-ruled city's political crisis, responding to a Reuters report about a recording of her saying she would step down if she could.

U.S. manufacturing sector contracted in August for the first time since 2016 amid worries about a weakening global economy and rising trade tensions between China and the United States.

Burger King restaurants in Brazil will begin selling plant-based burgers developed by meatpacker Marfrig Global Foods in Sao Paulo city on Sept. 10, with a countrywide launch set for November, Marfrig said in a statement on Tuesday.

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The gunman who killed seven people and wounded 23 others in a rolling rampage across West Texas obtained an assault-style rifle despite failing a background check, state and law enforcement officials said on Monday.

State and local officials in western Mexico disputed whether the old vigilante "self-defense" movement has re-awakened, or whether recent confrontations are just turf battles between gangs.

Italian police on Monday seized a German migrant rescue ship that had been stranded at sea for a week with more than 100 migrants aboard, and will disembark the migrants soon.

US police fired pepper spray Saturday after counter-demonstrators accused them of protecting "Straight Pride" advocates who support President Donald Trump, and refused to let officers re-open a road.

Relatives of victims of the Beslan (Russia) massacre on Sunday said they were still waiting for answers, 15 years after the tragedy that left over 330 dead including 186 children.

Hong Kong school and university students on Tuesday are due to boycott classes and hold pro-democracy rallies for the second straight day, further fueling the political crisis in the Chinese-ruled city.

The pound on Tuesday touched its lowest level against the dollar since 1985, excluding a brief "flash crash" in 2016 that may have been caused by technical glitches, as international investors fret over a political showdown over Brexit this week.

America has agreed in principle to withdraw 5,000 troops from five military bases in 20 weeks, in a deal with the Taliban to kick start talks with the Afghan government.

The Taliban defended their suicide bombing against an international compound in the Afghan capital that killed at least 16 civilians and wounded 119 people, just hours after a U.S. envoy said he and the militant group had reached a deal "in principle" to end America's longest war.

As the United States grappled with yet another mass shooting event on Sunday, President Donald Trump said that background checks on gun purchasers would not have prevented recent gun violence in the country.

More than 15,000 people evacuated from their homes in the German city of Hanover were free to return early Tuesday after city officials said an unexploded World War II bomb had been defused.

BBC

Twenty-five bodies have been found after a boat was destroyed by fire off the coast of California. Citing the US Coast Guard, media reports said nine people were missing, while five crew members had survived.

Argentina has imposed currency controls in an attempt to stabilize markets as the country faces a deepening financial crisis.

More than 60,000 people are being removed from Kenya's Mau Forest, an area known as the country's water tower as it stores rain during the wet seasons and pumps it out into rivers during the dry months.

WND

According to a new survey of 2,000 British adults, all of the luxuries of modern life have made most people incredibly impatient- across pretty much every aspect of their lives. Three quarters of those surveyed said they believe the dominance of digital technology, such as smartphones and on-demand TVs, are to blame for this ever growing lack of patience.

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