December 23, Saturday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Risa Shimizu

1. The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted fresh sanctions against North Korea on Friday in response to the country’s launch of ballistic missiles last month.
2. Palestinian protesters have clashed with Israeli forces across occupied Palestinian territories.
3. Japan’s Emperor Akihito turned 84 on Saturday.