1. The White House says U.S. President Joe Biden will hold an online meeting with the leaders of Japan, Australia and India on Friday in the first top-level talks by the four countries known as the “Quad.”
  2. The head of the Japanese government’s expert panel on the coronavirus has called for preparedness against mutant strains becoming the dominant cause of infections in the country and also called for stepping up monitoring of the variants.
  3. The U.S. indicated on Monday that it is rejecting China’s call to reverse what the country referred to as former President Donald Trump’s “dangerous practice” on Taiwan.
March 10, Wednesday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline