1. Daily coronavirus cases in Britain topped 50,000 on Tuesday, rising sharply from the previous record set on the day before. Concerns are growing that hospital beds may be nearing capacity.
  2. U.S. President-elect Joe Biden says he will seek cooperation from the private sector and others in an aggressive effort to ensure that more Americans can be vaccinated against the coronavirus.
  3. French fashion designer Pierre Cardin has died at the age of 98. The world-renowned creator is also known for bringing stylish clothes to the masses.
December 30, Wednesday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Keiko Kitagawa