1. French prosecutors says an investigating judge may again question the chief of the Japanese Olympic Committee to decide whether to open a trial for an alleged corruption case.
  2. The foreign and defense ministers of Japan and France have expressed strong concern about China’s maritime assertiveness. They have agreed to establish a dialogue framework to boost maritime cooperation.
  3. An 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she fled to Thailand to escape abuse by her family has left for Canada after receiving an offer of asylum there.