August 3, Thursday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Raja Pradhan

1. Japan’s prime minister has officially released the lineup of his new Cabinet.
2. U.S. President Donald Trump has signed a bill to imposed new sanctions on Russia, while criticizing it.
3. The U.S. military has test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile in an apparent show of deterrence against North Korea.