November 22, Friday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Emma Howard

1. South Korea’s foreign minister has held a telephone talk with the U.S. secretary of state to discuss an intelligence-sharing pact between Seoul and Tokyo.

2. Members of the U.S. Congress have urged President Donald Trump to sign bills to support human rights and democracy in Hong Kong.

3. Japan’s leading gauge of inflation rose for the 34th straight month in October.