January 26, Thursday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Yuka Matsumoto and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered the construction of a wall along the border with Mexico to block illegal immigrants.
  2. The Dow Jones industrial average on the New York Stock Exchange topped 20,000 on Wednesday for the first time on expectations for stimulus measures to be taken by U.S. President Trump.
  3. The International Olympic Committee says it is stripping the Jamaican men’s relay team of its win in the Beijing Games after one member tested positive for a banned substance.