December 10, Tuesday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

1. A senior North Korean official says leader Kim Jong Un will make a final decision over denuclearization talks with the United States by the end of the year.

2. The United Nations Security Council is expected to meet on Wednesday to discuss North Korea’s missile program.

3. New Zealand’s government says five people have been confirmed dead, following Monday’s volcanic eruption on White Island.