December 16, Monday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Yoshi Ogasawara and Ms. Emma Howard

1. Senior officials from Japan and South Korea are sitting down together in Tokyo, in a bid to resolve a bilateral trade dispute.

2. The U.S. special representative for North Korea says Washington does not have a deadline for talks with Pyongyang.

3. The U.N. COP 25 climate change conference in Madrid has concluded, urging countries to do more to tackle global warming.