1. The defense chiefs of Japan and the United States have confirmed the importance of their joint military exercises, as well as Japan-U.S.-South Korea drills, for regional security.
  2. Police in the eastern U.S. state of Maryland say 5 people are dead and several others are wounded in the shooting at a newspaper office.
  3. China’s government has released a white paper saying the rise of unilateralism and trade protectionism is posing a challenge to the World Trade Organization.
June 29, Friday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Emma Howard and Ms. Sara Macdonald