- Japan’s Cabinet has decided to go ahead with a plan to remove South Korea from a list of nations entitled to simplified export-control procedures.
- The U.S. Defense Department says North Korea has launched two missiles. It marked the third set of launches in just over a week.
- U.S. President Donald Trump says his nation is going to impose an additional tariff of 10 percent on 300 billion dollars’ worth of Chinese products, starting on September 1st.
August 2, Friday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Mariko Kojima