November 10, Friday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Mariko Kojima and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

1. Japanese officials say ministers working on a free-trade deal in the Pacific region have reached an agreement in principle.
2. Leaders from 21 Pacific-rim economies are to begin their 2-day meeting in the Vietnamese city of Da Nang on Friday.
3. Syria’s military says it has retaken the eastern city of Albu Kamal, the last urban stronghold of the Islamic State militant group in the country.