February 15, Friday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Michelle Yamamoto

  1. Japan’s foreign minister says he plans to urge his South Korean counterpart to have Seoul act appropriately on the issue of wartime labor.
  2. U.S. President Donald Trump says he will declare a national emergency to fund the building of a wall along the southern border with Mexico.
  3. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has strongly urged European nations to follow the United States in withdrawing from a nuclear deal with Iran.