November 11, Saturday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Risa Shimizu and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

1. Leaders from 21 Pacific-rim economies meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vietnam began the main part of their talks.
2. All the 11 signatory nations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal have reconfirmed their broad agreement to put the deal into effect without the United States.
3. A former defense minister has been arrested on suspicion of directing covert cyber activities in a bid to sway public opinion in favor of a previous government.