June 8, Friday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Emma Howard and Mr. Raja Pradhan

  1. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he is prepared to hold direct talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to solve the issue of abductions of Japanese nationals.
  2. U.S. President Donald Trump says he is set for a historic meeting with Kim.
  3. Spain’s new Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has launched his Cabinet.