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

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.