December 5, Tuesday, 2023

1. The United States responded with caution after France urged the United Nations Security Council to adopt a resolution calling for a truce between Israel and Hamas. French UN Ambassador Nicolas de Riviere told reporters before an emergency session that the Security Council should adopt a resolution calling for a longer-term truce.
2. A senior White House official has warned that US aid for Ukraine will run out by the end of the year unless Congress approves additional funding. US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said, “Congress has to decide whether to continue to support the fight for freedom in Ukraine as part of the 50-nation coalition that President Biden has built, or whether Congress will ignore the lessons we’ve learned from history and let Putin prevail.” 3. Japan’s Justice Ministry has started a trial of using artificial intelligence to translate Japanese laws into English. The ministry last Friday began the experimental introduction of AI aimed at reducing the time required for translation.