June 12, Monday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Yuka Matsumoto

1. The United States has reiterated that it will withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change.
2. Japan’s Defense Ministry intends to decide in the next few months on how to upgrade its missile defense.
3. French President Emmanuel Macron’s new party has taken a clear lead in the first round of the parliamentary election.