June 3, Monday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Yoshi Ogasawara and Ms. Emma Howard

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the United States is prepared to engage in talks with Iran without any pre-conditions.

2. North Korea has criticized Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for his remarks on a possible summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

3. The leader of Germany’s Social Democratic Party, a junior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s governing coalition, has expressed her intention to resign.