December 24, Monday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Emma Howard and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. U.S. President Donald Trump says he is replacing Secretary of Defense James Mattis two months earlier than scheduled.
  2. Indonesian authorities say the death toll from Saturday’s tsunami has topped 280.
  3. China’s government has started working on new legislation to ban forced technology transfers from foreign companies operating in China.