November 10, Saturday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Risa Shimizu and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

  1. The U.S. and China held ministerial-level diplomatic and security talks in Washington on Friday, amid tensions over trade.
  2. Japan’s Foreign Minister Taro Kono says the plaintiffs in a recent South Korean court ruling were not “forced laborers,” as they claim.
  3. Floods and mudslides have gushed near the Petra ruins in southern Jordan, reportedly leaving at least 10 people dead.