July 6, Thursday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

1. Record rain falls in southwestern Japan has prompted officials to issue emergency warnings.
2. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumiko Kishida says ministers from Japan and the European Union have agreed on a broad deal on an Economic Partnership Agreement.
3. U.N. Security Council members have failed to reach an agreement on how to respond to North Korea which announced it had succeeded in its first test-launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile.