1. Ministers from China and the United States have begun talks in Washington in a bid to end the trade spat between the countries.
  2. A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has submitted a bill aimed at blocking the withdrawal of U.S. troops from South Korea.
  3. Police in Japan are investigating the sale of radioactive materials suspected to be depleted uranium.
January 31, Thursday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai