October 30, Monday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Yuka Matsumoto

1. Chief negotiators from all countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact have gathered in Japan for another round of high-level talks.
2. Spanish prosecutors are considering possible indictments against Catalonia’s separatist leaders, who have been dismissed by the central government.
3. A Japanese fact-finding team has visited one of the four disputed islands off Hokkaido for a second round of site surveys.