February 24, Saturday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Risa Shimizu

1. The United States has announced that it is imposing the largest ever set of sanctions against North Korea.
2. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chilean President Michelle Bachelet have agreed to work closely to bring the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement into effect as soon as possible.
3. The Syrian government is reportedly planning a ground invasion of eastern Ghouta, an opposition stronghold in the suburbs of the capital, Damascus.