October 27, Friday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Yoshi Ogasawara and Ms. Mariko Kojima

1. The U.S. government has added to its list of sanctions 7 North Korean officials and 3 entities over human rights abuses.
2. Malicious software has been used to launch a massive cyber-attack against computers in Russia and Ukraine.
3. Catalonia’s regional parliament is to discuss on Friday whether to declare independence from Spain.