- Authorities in Mainland China say 170 people have died after contracting the new coronavirus. The number of confirmed infections has topped 7,700.
- U.S. President Donald Trump has signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement into law, replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement.
- The parliament of the European Union has approved the conditions for the United Kingdom to leave the bloc by a majority vote.
January 30, Thursday, 2020 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai