June 29, Friday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Emma Howard and Ms. Sara Macdonald

  1. The defense chiefs of Japan and the United States have confirmed the importance of their joint military exercises, as well as Japan-U.S.-South Korea drills, for regional security.
  2. Police in the eastern U.S. state of Maryland say 5 people are dead and several others are wounded in the shooting at a newspaper office.
  3. China’s government has released a white paper saying the rise of unilateralism and trade protectionism is posing a challenge to the World Trade Organization.