1. Torrential rain has caused the Mogami River in Yamagata Prefecture, northeastern Japan, to overflow its banks in four different locations. The Meteorological Agency says unstable atmospheric conditions brought record-level rainfall to parts of the prefecture on Tuesday.
  2. European countries are on the alert against a resurgence of coronavirus infections that could deal another blow to their hard-hit tourism industries. Spain is seeing a rise in cases mainly in the northeastern region of Catalonia. The nationwide case count topped 900 on Tuesday.
  3. The foreign and defense chiefs of the United States and Australia have agreed that China’s maritime claims in the South China Sea are unacceptable. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne, and Defense Minister Linda Reynolds met in Washington on Tuesday.