May 29, Monday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Yuka Matsumoto

1. North Korea launched a ballistic missile on Monday morning.
2. Monday marks 3 years since North Korea agreed at intergovernmental talks in Sweden to reinvestigate the fate of Japanese nationals abducted by the North in the 1970s and 1980s.
3. Russia’s newest passenger plane made its first test flight.