July 31, Monday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Yoshi Ogasawara and Ms. Yuka Matsumoto

1. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he and U.S. President have fully agreed on the need to take further action to deal with North Korean missile threats.
2. Russian President Vladimir Putin has made clear that his country will expel 755 U.S. diplomatic staff in response to new U.S. sanctions.
3. Scores of Turkish women wearing shorts and tank tops gathered at parks in Istanbul on Sunday, demanding freedom of dress.