December 12, Thursday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Yuka Matsumoto

1. People in Britain head to the polls on Thursday to vote in a general election.

2. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations has warned North Korea of consequences if Pyongyang does not stop provocations.

3. Japan’s permanent mission to the United Nations has expressed hope that the achievements of a Japanese doctor who was killed in Afghanistan last week will set an example on the front line of international assistance.