April 7, Saturday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Risa Shimizu

  1. U.S. President Donald Trump has defended his proposed tariffs on Chinese goods, saying they will ultimately make the United States much stronger.
  2. The Trump administration has hit 38 Russian individuals and entities with sanctions for what it calls “malign activity.”
  3. Israeli forces have again opened fire on Palestinian protesters in Gaza, reportedly leaving at least 7 people dead and more than 1,000 others wounded.