October 26, Thursday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradan and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

1. Chinese President Xi Jinping has embarked on a second five-year term as a new leadership lineup was unveiled.
2. The leaders of Japan and Micronesia have agreed on the need to apply maximum pressure on North Korea to force it to change its nuclear and missile development programs.
3. European Central Bank policymakers are to decide whether they will scale back on their extraordinary monetary stimulus program.