November 19, Sunday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Hirokazu Sakamaki and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

1. A special envoy of Chinese President Xi Jinping has met with close aides of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang.
2. Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe is under immense pressure to step down as tens of thousands of people rallied against him in the capital, Harare.
3. The U.S. government has notified Palestinians that it plans to close the office of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, or PLO, in Washington D.C.