1. U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has declared a “clear victory” in Monday’s Electoral College vote. Biden won support from 306 out of 538 electors, surpassing the 270 majority needed to formalize his win. President Trump secured the 232 remaining votes.
  2. U.S. President Donald Trump says Attorney General William Barr is resigning as of next week. Trump tweeted on Monday, “Our relationship has been a very good one, he has done an outstanding job! As per letter, Bill will be leaving just before Christmas.”
  3. More than 30 percent of respondents to an NHK opinion poll have said next year’s Olympics and Paralympics should be canceled.



December 15, Tuesday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline