January 3, Wednesday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Keith McPharen and Ms. Emma Howard

1. Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has accused other countries of instigating anti-government protests.
2. A U.S. State Department spokesperson says North Korea might be “trying to drive a wedge of some sort” between the United States and South Korea.
3. Pope Francis has issued a card for World Peace Day that shows a young victim of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki in August 1945.