December 21, Friday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Emma Howard and Mr. Raja Pradhan

  1. Japanese prosecutors have slapped a fresh arrest warrant on former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn.
  2. U.S. President Donald Trump says Defense Secretary James Mattis will leave his post at the end of February.
  3. Russian President Vladimir Putin has indicated that Japan will have to take U.S. policies into account during its talks with Russia over four islands.