December 27, Thursday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Yuka Matsumoto

  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.