October 25, Monday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.Japan’s main ruling Liberal Democratic Party has lost one of two Upper-House by-elections. But it won the other and will retain that seat.
2.The Tokyo Metropolitan Government says it confirmed 19 new cases of the coronavirus in the capital on Sunday.
3.Russia’s first and second largest cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg will impose major restrictions on economic activities as coronavirus infections are surging again. The country’s daily count of new cases has exceeded 30,000 since mid-October, reaching a new high of about 37,000 on Saturday.