January 13, Saturday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Risa Shimizu and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

1. U.S. President Donald Trump says he will waive economic sanctions against Iran, suggesting he will keep the 2015 nuclear deal alive for the time being.
2. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has agreed with his Estonian counterpart Juri Ratas to step up pressure on North Korea over its nuclear and missile development program.
3. The United Nations human rights office has condemned as “racist” the remarks U.S. President Donald Trump allegedly made about immigration.