February 27, Tuesday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Risa Shimizu

1. U.S. President Donald Trump says the United States will talk with North Korea only “under the right conditions.”
2. Russia’s defense minister has announced there will be daily “humanitarian pauses” in fighting in Syria’s eastern Ghouta area.
3. South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha mentioned the issue of those referred to as comfort women in a speech to the U.N. Human Rights Council.