July 26, Thursday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Yuka Matsumoto and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

1.The main culprits behind a series of attacks that terrorized Japan in the 1990s are dead. Japan’s justice minister has confirmed the execution of 6 jailed members of the doomsday cult Aum Shinrikyo.

2.U.S. President Donald Trump and European Union Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker have agreed on work together to avert an escalation of trade dispute.

  1. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that North Korea continues to produce nuclear material, but that the U.S. hopes to achieve full denuclearization while President Donald Trump is in office.