1. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged to increase pressure on North Korea to help resolve the abduction of Japanese nationals by that country’s agents.
2. A U.S. science magazine has moved forward the hands of the Doomsday Clock by 30 seconds to 2 minutes to midnight.
3. U.S. President Donald Trump has indicated a possible return to the Tans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement.

January 26, Friday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Sara Mcdonald and Ms. Eriko Kojima