- Japan is to stop providing China with government aid next year and start jointly helping developing countries.
- U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton met Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on Monday. They likely discussed the U.S.’s intention to withdraw from a treaty with Russia on the elimination of intermediate-range missiles.
- Taiwanese prosecutors reportedly believe Sunday’s deadly derailment was caused by the train breaking the speed limit.
October 23, Tuesday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai