August 7, Tuesday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. The United States has re-imposed economic sanctions on Iran, defying strong warnings from Tehran.
  2. Authorities in Indonesia are searching for survivors after a powerful earthquake struck the resort island of Lombok, killing at least 98 people and injuring more than 230.
  3. An NHK opinion poll shows that the support and the disapproval rate for Prime Minister Abe’s cabinet were tied at 41 percent.