August 19, Saturday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Risa Shimizu

1. The White House has announced that Donald Trump had fired his chief strategist Steve Bannon.
2. U.S. President Donald Trump faces further isolation following a mass resignation of members of a White House panel on the arts.
3. Police in Spain say a single group could be responsible for the deadly terror attack in central Barcelona and an incident at a nearby seaside resort.