October 19, Friday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Emma Howard and Ms. Sara Macdonald

  1. Defense chiefs of the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will meet in Singapore on Friday.
  2. Leaders of Asian and European nations opened the ASEM summit in the Belgian city of Brussels on Thursday
  3. British Prime Minister Theresa May have hinted at extending the post-Brexit transition period for a few months beyond the planned December 2020.