April 21, Wednesday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1. A South Korean court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a group of people referred to as comfort women and relevant families. The suit was seeking damages from the Japanese government. 2. Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations member countries will meet on Saturday to discuss how to respond to the situation in Myanmar.
3. U.S. President Joe Biden says the guilty verdict for the death of George Floyd “a step forward” and urged efforts to end racial discrimination. Biden gave a speech at the White House on Tuesday shortly after a jury in the state of Minnesota reached a verdict finding former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts in the death of Floyd last May.