1. The U.S. envoy to North Korea expressed hope for a successful second U.S.-North Korea summit after meeting with Japanese and South Korean officials.
  2. The number of people fleeing to other countries to escape the political turmoil in Venezuela is predicted to top five million by the end of this year.
  3. Japan’s foreign minister says Japan supports the ongoing peace process in the Philippines, aimed at ending over 40 years of armed conflicts on Mindanao.