September 28, Thursday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Sara Macdonald and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

1. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has dissolved the Lower House on Thursday for a snap election.
2. The International Civil Aviation Organization says it will consider, as early as next month, a response to North Korea’s repeated launches of ballistic missiles.
3. Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that his country is destroying its last stockpiles of chemical weapons in line with the Chemical Weapons Convention.