May 8, Wednesday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Michael Reese and Ms. Mariko Kojima

  1. Share prices in New York have tumbled for the second day in a row on rising worries over trade.
  2. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed hope that relations with China will further improve through his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
  3. Iran’s state-run media are reporting that the country will announce a plan to revive part of its nuclear program in response to the U.S. withdrawal from a nuclear deal.