December 3, Tuesday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

1. China’s President Xi Jinping has stressed that his country will work together with Russia to counter western interference.

2. U.S. President Donald Trump said he believes China still wants a trade deal with the United States.

3. Global leaders have pledged to step up their fight with global warming on the first day of the COP 25 U.N. climate change conference in Spain.