1. A senior Russian official has told NHK that President Vladimir Putin is considering proposing a revival of the six-party talks on Pyongyang’s nuclear program when he meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday.
  2. Sri Lanka’s government says a group that carried out six near-simultaneous bombings on Sunday may have undergone military training abroad.
  3. The Japanese prime minister and the French president say they will work together in leading discussions on free trade and other issues at the G20 summit in Osaka.