- 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.
- The World Trade Organization says punitive tariffs the United States imposed on Chinese imports two years ago violate international trade rules.
- 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