October 18, Wednesday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Mick Corliss and Ms. Mariko Kojima

1. China’s president is calling for the great rejuvenation of the nation as the Communist Party kicked off the biggest political event in the country.
2. Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree imposing restrictions on North Korea to comply with a U.N. Security Council sanctions resolution.
3. U.S.-backed forces in Syria have claimed full control of the northern city of Raqqa, which was the de facto capital of the Islamic State militant group.