January 16, Tuesday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Risa Shimizu and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

1. Japan’s prime minister has said his country is prepared to support Serbia and other Western Balkan countries aiming to join the European Union.
2. Palestinian officials have threatened to freeze the historic Oslo peace accord in response to U.S. President’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
3. Pope Francis has said he had a picture of a young victim of the Nagasaki atomic bombing in August 1945 printed on cards because he found the image moving.