June 1, Saturday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

1.China has hiked duties on 60 billion dollars’ worth of U.S. goods as the trade war between the world’s two largest economies continues.

2.Twelve people are dead and 4 others wounded in yet another mass shooting in the United States.

3.Rallies against the United States and Israel have been held around the Middle East in response to a call by Iran, amid escalating tensions between the country and the U.S.