September 23, Thursday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

1.French President Emmanuel Macron will send his ambassador back to the United States next week after U.S. President Joe Biden agreed his country should have consulted France before announcing a security pact with Australia. Last week, France recalled its ambassadors to the U.S. and Australia in protest over the new security framework that resulted in Australia canceling a major submarine deal with France.
2.British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told the United Nations General Assembly that humanity is approaching a “critical turning point” in the fight against global warming. He called for responsible action.
3.Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide has left Tokyo for Washington to attend a four-way summit with the leaders of the United States, Australia and India. This will be the first in-person summit of the Quad alliance.