April 18, Thursday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Yuka Matsumoto

  1. North Korea’s state media say its leader Kim Jong Un oversaw a testfiring of a new type of tactical guided weapon on Wednesday.
  2. The European Union is considering tariffs on 20 billion dollars’ worth of products from the United States in the latest development in their dispute over aircraft makers.
  3. U.S. media are reporting that the United States and China are planning to resume trade talks this month.