April 27, Friday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Mariko Kojima

  1. South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have begun talks at the truce village of Panmunjom.
  2. Mike Pompeo has been sworn in as U.S. Secretary of State.
  3. China’s Defense Ministry says it has deployed new intermediate-range ballistic missiles, which have a high speed that makes interception difficult.