February 13, Wednesday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Mariko Kojima

  1. U.S. President Donald Trump has suggested he may extend the deadline for reaching a trade deal with China beyond March 1st.
  2. Senior U.S. military officials are welcoming the second U.S.-North Korea summit scheduled for later this month, but say Pyongyang is unlikely to give up all of its nuclear weapons.
  3. Japanese swimming superstar Rikako Ikee says she will start full treatment for leukemia after revealing she had the disease earlier this week.