April 24, Monday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Yoshi Ogasawara and Ms. Yuka Matsumoto

1. France’s public broadcaster has projected that Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen will compete in a presidential election runoff next month.
2. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump have discussed the North Korean situation over the telephone amid heightened tensions surrounding the country.
3. A land mine blast has killed a U.S. truce monitor in eastern Ukraine.