June 6, Thursday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

1. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced that it is withdrawing its proposal to merge with French automaker Renault.

2. U.S. President Donald Trump has said his country could take military action against Iran, but stressed he prefers talks with the Middle East country.

3. The leaders of China and Russia have confirmed their cooperation on economic and security issues amid souring relations with the United States.