December 4, Monday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Yoshi Ogasawara and Ms. Yuka Matsumoto

1. CNN quoted an unnamed American official as saying that a North Korean missile launched last week likely broke up when it re-entered the earth’s atmosphere.
2. U.S. and South Korean forces have begun their regular joint aerial drills in an apparent show of force against North Korea.
3. Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki has called on the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to hold emergency meetings.