August 2, Friday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Mariko Kojima

  1. Japan’s Cabinet has decided to go ahead with a plan to remove South Korea from a list of nations entitled to simplified export-control procedures.
  2. The U.S. Defense Department says North Korea has launched two missiles. It marked the third set of launches in just over a week.
  3. U.S. President Donald Trump says his nation is going to impose an additional tariff of 10 percent on 300 billion dollars’ worth of Chinese products, starting on September 1st.