May 10, Monday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1. An NHK opinion poll shows that the approval rating for Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide’s Cabinet has fallen to the lowest since its launch last September. The approval rating stands at 35 percent, down 9 points from last month. The disapproval rating rose 5 points to 43 percent. As for government responses to the coronavirus pandemic so far, 33 percent gave a positive assessment, while 63 percent gave a negative view.
2. A gunman has opened fire at a birthday party in the U.S. state of Colorado, killing six people and himself. Police say the shooting occurred just after midnight Sunday in a trailer at a mobile home park in Colorado Springs.
3.A European Union official in charge of procuring coronavirus vaccines says the body has not placed orders beyond June for doses developed by British pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca. The EU launched legal action against the company in April for a breach of contract. It said AstraZeneca failed to supply COVID-19 vaccines on time.