December 5, Thursday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

1. Police in Afghanistan suspect an armed group targeting foreigners carried out a planned attack that killed a Japanese doctor and aid worker in the eastern part of the country.

2. The U.S. trade representative says he expects President Donald Trump to sign off on agreements with Japan next week.

3. NATO leaders have wrapped up their two-day summit in London. They were expected to show solidarity on the alliance’s 70th birthday, but it did not quite turn out that way.