February 18, Monday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Mariko Kojima and Mr. Raja Pradhan

  1. U.S. and North Korean officials in Vietnam are preparing for a second summit between the leaders of the two countries scheduled for late this month in the Southeastern country.
  2. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has declined to comment on Donald Trump’s remark that he nominated the U.S. president for the Nobel Peace Prize.
  3. Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has begun a tour of three Asian countries.