1. The Japanese government plans to carefully consider until the last moment whether a coronavirus state of emergency can be lifted in Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures. It believes the infection situation has not improved enough.
  2. The organizing committee of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games has added 12 more women to its board, pushing the ratio of female members to over 40 percent.
  3. The United States and the European Union have announced sanctions on top Russian officials over the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his subsequent detention.
March 3, Wednesday, 2021(1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Yamamoto Miki