January 16, Thursday, 2020 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. The Japanese health ministry says a new strain of coronavirus has been detected in a man who visited Wuhan, China.
  2. The United States and China signed a “phase one” trade deal in Washington on Wednesday.
  3. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has announced his government’s resignation after President Vladimir Putin proposed drastic political reform.