- Officials are celebrating a successful launch of a Japanese rocket. It is part of the United Arab Emirates mission to Mars. Scientists and researchers in the UAE hope it will shed new light on the red planet.
- Officials of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported 168 new cases of the coronavirus on Monday. The daily tally for the capital has remained below 200 for the second day in a row.
- Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has warned that the island will face intensifying pressure from China. Tsai gave a speech on Sunday at the convention of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party. She was returned as party leader after winning a second term as president in a January election.
July 20, Monday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Yamamoto Miki