February 20, Monday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradan and Ms. Yuka Matsumoto

1. Malaysian media say a man held in connection with the killing of North Korean leader’s half-brother was conducting information gathering in Malaysia.
2. Sweden has denied U.S. President Trump’s suggestion that the country has been hit by a terrorist attack.
3. The United Nations special envoy to Syria is seeking space for political discussions when U.N- brokered talks on Syria begin in Geneva on Thursday.