October 28, Saturday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Emma Howard

1. Spain’s government has decided to support autonomy for Catalonia after the Catalon parliament approved a bill to unilaterally declare independence from Spain.
2. A draft resolution Japan submitted to a U.N. disarmament committee has garnered less support than in previous years. Fewer references to efforts for nuclear disarmament are likely the main factor behind the decline.