August 22, Tuesday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Risa Shimizu

1. Japan’s Defense Ministry plans to request a record budget for the next fiscal year as North Korea continues its nuclear and missile programs.
2. Cambridge University Press is under fire after it temporarily blocked readers in China from accessing academic articles after a request by Chinese authorities.
3. Spanish police say they have shot dead Younes Abouyaaqoub, a suspect in last week’s deadly terrorist attack in Barcelona.