November 8, Friday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Emma Howard and Ms. Raja Pradhan

1. U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper is expected to ask South Korea to review its decision not to renew its intelligence-sharing pact with Japan later this month.

2. The Chinese government is stressing its efforts to crackdown on smugglers of fentanyl that has become a serious issue in the United States.

3. Delegates to the International Energy Agency have criticized Iran for denying an IAEA inspector access to a nuclear facility.