1. Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has discussed with his Japanese counterpart the growing tension in the Middle East.
  2. The U.S. State Department has ordered non-emergency government employees in Iraq to leave the country.
  3. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has disclosed that the United States and China will likely resume ministerial-level trade talks at an early date.
May 16, Thursday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Yuka Matsumoto and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai