1. President Donald Trump has made a surprise visit to U.S. troops in Iraq.
  2. New York share prices soared over 1,000 points on Wednesday, putting an end to a four-day bearish streak in post-Christmas trading.
  3. Russian President Vladimir Putin says his country will deploy next year glide vehicles that can carry nuclear payloads and fly at 20 times the speed of sound.
December 27, Thursday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Yuka Matsumoto