March 26, Sunday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Keiko Kitagawa and Mr. Hirokazu Sakamaki

1. European Union leaders have vowed to strengthen the bloc’s unity on the 60th anniversary of a landmark treaty that laid the foundation for the current institution.
2. Media reports in Iraq say more than 130 civilians were killed after an airstrike carried out by the U.S.-led coalition trying to recapture Mosul from the Islamic State militant group.
3. A man who was abducted by North Korea and returned to Japan 24 years later spoke to NHK on the 20th anniversary of the founding of the group representing abductees’ families.