July 19, Friday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Emma Howard and Mr. Raja Pradhan

  1. South Korea has missed the Thursday deadline for responding to Japan’s request to start a third-party arbitration process over a wartime labor dispute.
  2. Police in Japan say 33 people were killed and 35 wounded after a suspected arson attack at an animation studio in Kyoto.
  3. The United States has imposed sanctions on an international network of seven entities and five individuals, accusing them of supporting Iran’s uranium enrichment.