January 20, Monday, 2020 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Emma Howard and Ms. Kimberly Gale

  1. A new strain of coronavirus linked to an outbreak of pneumonia appears to be spreading in China, with reported cases of infection now topping 200.
  2. More than 1000 people took to the streets in Moscow to protest Vladimir Putin’s proposal to amend Russia’s Constitution to change the country’s political structure.
  3. South Korean media are reporting that North Korea has picked a former military officer as its new foreign minister.