October 1, Sunday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Hirokazu Sakamaki and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

1. North Korea has threatened to turn the United States into a sea of flames.
2. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has stressed the Communist Party’s achievements ahead of its congress in mid-October.
3. Tensions are rising across Spain over the banned independence referendum on Sunday in the wealthy northeastern region of Catalonia.