June 14, Thursday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Yuka Matsumoto

  1. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has expressed hope of achieving “major disarmament” by North Korea during President Trump’s current term.
  2. South Korea and North Korean are holding high-level military talks to discuss ways to ease tension on the Korean Peninsula.
  3. The 2018 FIFA World Cup will begin in Russia on Thursday with a game in Moscow between Russia and Saudi Arabia.