1. A new wave of attacks by Syria’s government forces has raised the civilian death toll to over 500 in the eastern suburbs of the capital Damascus.
2. At the PyeongChang Olympics, Japanese speed skater Nana Takagi has won gold in the Women’s Mass Start event.
3. The Chinese government has harshly criticized new U.S. sanctions against North Korea, which target shipping firms based in China and Taiwan, among other entities.