July 11, Tuesday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Risa Shimizu and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

1. Delegates from the Syrian government and opposition forces are in Geneva for peace talks aimed at ending the civil war in Syria.
2. A Japanese law that criminalizes the act of preparing to carry out terrorist attacks or other serious crimes came into effect on Tuesday.
3. Japan, the United States and India have begun a joint naval exercise in the Indian Ocean.