1. Chinese authorities say 259 people have died so far in the country from the new coronavirus, as the number of confirmed infections has surged to over 11,000.
  2. The United Kingdom has officially left the European Union, in what some say is the country’s biggest post-war shift.
  3. U.S. senators have rejected a call to summon former national security advisor John Bolton to testify in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
February 1, Saturday, 2020 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Risa Shimizu