February 17, Saturday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Risa Shimizu

1. Japan’s Foreign Minister Taro Kono says the international community should beware of being blinded by North Korea’s “charm diplomacy”.
2. U.S. Special Council Robert Mueller says his office has indicted 13 Russians and 3 Russian companies for interfering in the 2016 presidential election.
3. The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump is considering imposing high tariffs on imported steel.