April 14, Saturday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Risa Shimizu

  1. U.S. President Donald Trump has announced he ordered military action against Syria in response to chemical weapons attacks by the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
  2. Syria’s state-run television says coordinated air strikes by the U.S., Britain and France have hit a scientific research center in the suburbs of the capital Damascus, among other targets.
  3. A senior U.S. official says President Trump is expected to discuss with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on how to respond to North Korea when they meet next week.