1. The U.S. Treasury Department has dropped its designation of China as a currency manipulator, citing improvements in the nation’s currency practices.

2. Iran’s leaders are facing a public outcry over the shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger jet by the military.

3. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Abdubee have agreed to work together to help defuse tension in the Middle East.


January 14, Tuesday, 2020 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Fumiko Konoe