January 10, Friday, 2020 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Kimberly Gale and Ms. Emma Howard

  1. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says evidence suggests that an Iranian missile shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet that crashed on Wednesday.
  2. Japan’s Defense Minister Taro Kono is set to order the dispatch of a Self-Defense Force mission to the Middle East on Friday despite heightened tensions in the region.
  3. Japan and the Philippines have agreed to strengthen bilateral maritime security cooperation amid China’s increasing maritime activities in the South China Sea.