June 22, Thursday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

1. The United States and China continued to differ on how to respond to North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs.
2. Islamic State militants have blown up a historic mosque in the Iraqi city of Mosul where they had declared their self-styled caliphate.
3. The Japanese government plans to help Uganda cope with an influx of refugees from conflict-stricken South Sudan.