1. Former Taiwanese president Lee Teng-hui has died at the age of 97. Lee steered the island from authoritarian rule and became Taiwan’s first democratically elected leader. Lee was hospitalized after falling ill in February.  He was diagnosed with pneumonia.
  2. The U.S. GDP dropped by 32.9 percent from April to June as the pandemic put the brakes on economic activity. It’s the worst figure since data-keeping began in 1947.
  3. Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko says she will ask restaurants, bars and karaoke parlors in the capital to shorten their opening hours from next week, as part of efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.


July 30, Thursday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline