October 20, Friday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Emma Howard and Ms. Mariko Kojima

1. Spain’s central government says it will invoke constitutional provisions to curtail Catalonia’s self-governing powers.
2. An international conference on nuclear non-proliferation has opened in Moscow, with delegates from Japan, the United States and North Korea taking part.
3. Japan’s Empress Michiko turns 83 on Friday.