March 19, Sunday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Hirokazu Sakamaki and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

1. Top financial officials from the Group of 20 economies have failed to include a pledge to fight protectionism in their joint statement.
2. Syrian opposition fighters and their families have begun leaving their last bastion in the western city of Homs under an agreement with the government.
3. North Korea says it has successfully tested powerful new engines developed for ballistic missiles.