March 21, Thursday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Yuka Matsumoto and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. U.S. President Donald Trump says the U.S. may keep tariffs on Chinese good for a substantial period until it confirms that Beijing complies with any trade agreement.
  2. British Prime Minister Theresa May has asked the European Union to delay her country’s departure from the bloc until June 30.
  3. A group of advocates for the abolition of nuclear weapons has delivered to Pope Francis a flame kept alight since the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945.