1. In the United States, the national convention of the Democratic Party has opened to officially pick its presidential candidate. Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is expected to be nominated on Tuesday.
  2. U.S. President Donald Trump has criticized former Vice President Joe Biden and warned that the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee will crush the economy and dismantle police departments if elected.
  3. The economic growth of Southeast Asian nations has contracted sharply due to the coronavirus pandemic.



August 18, Tuesday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Yamamoto Miki