January 30, Thursday, 2020 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. Authorities in Mainland China say 170 people have died after contracting the new coronavirus. The number of confirmed infections has topped 7,700.
  2. U.S. President Donald Trump has signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement into law, replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement.
  3. The parliament of the European Union has approved the conditions for the United Kingdom to leave the bloc by a majority vote.