December 7, Thursday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

1. U.S. President Donald Trump says he is determined it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
2. Russian President Vladimir Putin is to seek re-election next March.
3. The United Nations Children’s Fund says air pollution is putting the brain development of millions of babies at risk.