1. The United States is seeking “intense” U.N. Security Council discussions on the situation in Myanmar, as the crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations grows more violent.
  2. China’s top official in charge of Hong Kong affairs strongly criticized three prominent pro-democracy activities in the territory by name in a speech he delivered last month. He said they should be severely punished.
  3. Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been sentenced to three years in prison, two of them suspended, for trying to bribe a judge.
March 2, Tuesday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Yamamoto Miki