1. The head of Japan’s main ruling Liberal Democratic Party, Suga Yoshihide, has been chosen as the country’s new prime minister by the country’s Diet. The 71-year-old veteran politician will succeed Abe Shinzo, who has resigned to deal with health issues.
  2. The World Trade Organization says punitive tariffs the United States imposed on Chinese imports two years ago violate international trade rules.
  3. The European Union says it does not recognize Alexander Lukashenko as the legitimate president of Belarus.
September 16, Wednesday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Yamamoto Miki