April 10, Monday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Yuka Matsumoto and Mr. Yoshi Ogasawara

1. Foreign ministers from the Group of 7 nations will hold a meeting in Italy shortly, and the situation in Syria is likely to be high on the agenda.
2. The Islamic State militant group is claiming responsibility for explosions at two Coptic Christian churches in Egypt.
3. The International Monetary Fund plans to upgrade Japan’s economic growth outlook.