December 25, Monday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Yuka Matsumoto and Mr. Raja Pradhan

1. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to travel to three Baltic states in East European countries in January.
2. Peruvian media have reported former president Alberto Fujimoto is to be pardoned.
3. Christmas Mass has been held in the Palestinian city of Bethlehem.