1. Voters in the United Kingdom appear to have delivered a resounding victory for the ruling Conservatives.

2. U.S. President Donald Trump says his administration is poised to clinch a trade agreement with China.

3. On the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the benchmark Nikkei Average shot up over 600 points on Friday, hitting a 14-month high.



December 13, Friday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Emma Howard and Ms. Yuka Matsumoto