1. Senior officials from Japan and South Korea are sitting down together in Tokyo, in a bid to resolve a bilateral trade dispute.

2. The U.S. special representative for North Korea says Washington does not have a deadline for talks with Pyongyang.

3. The U.N. COP 25 climate change conference in Madrid has concluded, urging countries to do more to tackle global warming.



December 16, Monday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Yoshi Ogasawara and Ms. Emma Howard