October 4, Friday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Emma Howard and Mr. Marcus Pittman

  1. U.S. President Donald Trump says his country will hold talks with North Korea despite its launch of a new ballistic missile from a submarine.
  2. Teenage Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has updated her Twitter profile in an apparent bid to protest criticism made by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
  3. Major Japanese non-life insurance firm Tokio Marine Holdings says it will buy U.S.-based Pure Group for 3.1 billion dollars.