May 20, Saturday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Risa Shimizu and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

1. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says a military solution to deal with North Korea will be “tragic on an unbelievable scale.”
2. U.S. President Donald Trump reportedly says that firing the FBI chief relieved “great pressure” on him over the probe into potential links between his campaign team and Moscow.
3. Chinese President Xi Jinping has told a special envoy of South Korea’s new President Moon Jae-in that he wants to improve ties between the countries.