November 17, Friday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Eriko Kojima and Ms. Sara Madonald

1. U.S. President Donald Trump has expressed hope that China will use its influence on North Korea when its presidential envoy visits Pyongyang on Friday.
2. The U.N. Human Rights Council has called on Japan to ensure the independence of its news media and continue supporting people affected by the Fukushima nuclear accident.
3. President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe is reportedly refusing to resign after meeting the country’s army commander and mediators from South Africa.