March 14, Thursday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Yuka Matsumoto and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. Britain’s Parliament has voted against leaving the European Union without a deal in place.
  2. Japan’s government has lodged a protest through diplomatic channels against Russia’s military drills on the two Russia-controlled islands Japan claims.
  3. U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that the United States is grounding Boeing 737 Max aircraft. A number of global airlines had already taken the same measure following a crash in Ethiopia.