February 19, Sunday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Hirokazu Sakamaki and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

1. Malaysian police are investigating whether a North Korean man detained in connection with the murder of Kim Jong Nam had any links to his country’s intelligence agents.
2. China says it is suspending imports of coal from North Korea in accordance with a sanctions resolution passed by the U.N. Security Council in November.
3. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has offered contrary views to U.S. President Donald Trump on refuges and the media.