1. NHK has found that Japan’s chief cabinet secretary is leading the race to become the new leader of the main ruling Liberal Democratic Party as the successor of outgoing Prime Minister Abe Shinzo.
  2. The European Central Bank has decided to stay the course on interest rates and its emergency coronavirus-stimulus program.
  3. Japanese tennis star Osaka Naomi has advanced the U.S. final for the second time, beating American Jennifer Brady in three sets.