1. Government officials of South Korea say the U.S. intelligence chief is visiting the country to discuss the denuclearization of North Korea.
  2. American media have reported that the U.S. and China will return to the table next week for ministerial-level talks in Beijing aimed at reaching a trade deal.
  3. A Japanese space research team says it has confirmed the presence of water on the asteroid Ryugu, where the Hayabusa 2 probe is operating.