December 26, Thursday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Yuka Matsumoto

  1. Japan Post group firms are discussing candidates fr their new top executives as the current presidents are set to resign.
  2. A senior Russian economics official has informed President Vladimir Putin that it will be difficult to meet the government’s growth target of 3 percent.

3 .A group of Islamic extremists has attacked a military base in Burkina Faso. Thirty-one women are among the dead.