November 8, Wednesday, 2023

1. Britain’s King Charles has delivered his first King’s Speech in Parliament, outlining the government’s policy priorities. In the British tradition, the monarch reads out a speech on the government’s legislative plans at the start of each parliamentary session.
2. A senior US government official has reiterated President Joe Biden’s position on post-conflict Gaza, saying that reoccupation of the Palestinian-controlled area by Israeli forces is “not the right thing to do.”
3. Japanese exports of seafood to China in September plunged sharply from a year earlier. This was after Beijing suspended imports of marine products to protest the release of treated and diluted water into the sea from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.