November 5, Tuesday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

1. The United States announced on Monday that it has officially notified the Unite Nations of its departure from the Paris Agreement.

2. The prospect for the 16 RCEP nations to reach a deal has become uncertain as the members are divided over India’s reluctance to join the trade agreement.

3. The U.S. says it is imposing sanctions on nine individuals close to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.