July 17, Tuesday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

  1. The leaders of the U.S. and Russia have signaled that they will work to mend ties that deteriorated amid allegations of Russian election interference.
  2. Beijing has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization over the U.S. plan to impose tariffs on 200 billion dollars of Chinese products.
  3. People in western Japan are battling soaring temperatures as they still reel from devastating floods and landslides triggered by record rainfalls.