December 22, Friday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Mariko Kojima

1. The U.N. General Assembly has adopted a draft resolution that rejects any change to the status of Jerusalem.
2. The U.N. Security Council is expected to vote on a new set of sanctions against North Korea as early as Friday.
3. Media outlets in Spain report that pro-independence parties in Catalonia are projected to gain more than half of the seats in the region’s parliamentary election.