- 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.
- 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.
- 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