July 18, Wednesday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Eriko Kojima

  1. Japan and the European Union have signed a free trade deal in Tokyo after years of negotiations.
  2. Japanese weather officials are warning that the risk of heatstroke will remain extremely high in areas recently hit by heavy rain and flooding.
  3. The White House is struggling to quell the controversy over U.S. President Donald Trump’s remark and subsequent correction regarding Russia’s possible meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.