November 30, Thursday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Yuka Matsumoto and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

1. Pyongyang continues to boast of its successful launch. After more than 2 months without one, the North fired what it says is a new ICBM.
2. The Japanese government believe that the latest missile launched by North Korea can potentially hit the U.S. mainland, Russia or Europe.
3. Peace talks began in Geneva to end the civil war in Syria. There has been no breakthrough in the standoff between the government and rebel forces.