May 15, Wednesday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Michael Reese and Ms. Mariko Kojima

  1. The U.S.-China trade dispute is intensifying after the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump began procedures to impose higher tariffs on almost all Chinese goods.
  2. Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says his country is not seeking a war with the United States.
  3. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has confirmed cooperation with Russia on North Korea and other issues.