January 12, Friday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Sara Mcdonald and Ms. Mariko Kojima

1. A senior U.S. government officials says the upcoming foreign ministers’ meeting on North Korea will focus on how to put more pressure on the country.
2. European and Iranian top diplomats have urged the U.S. president to uphold the nuclear deal with Tehran.
3. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has left for a tour of 3 Baltic states and 3 East European nations.