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

1. An international chemical weapons watchdog has concluded that the highly toxic nerve gas sarin was used in an April attack in northwestern Syria.
2. Top negotiators from Japan and the European Union have failed to find common ground for an Economic Partnership Agreement on Japanese automobiles and European dairy products.
3. Voters are going to the polls Sunday to choose representatives for the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly.