January 3, Monday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

1. A funeral has been held for South African anti-apartheid leader Archbishop Emeritus
Desmond Tutu at a cathedral in Cape Town. Tutu received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his efforts to end the country’s racial segregation policy. He died on December 26 at the age of 90.
2. The European Union has drawn up plans to promote investments in natural gas and nuclear power as environmentally sustainable economic activities. The move comes as the EU aims to bring down global warming emissions to net zero by 2050.
3. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennet on Sunday said a fourth shot of the coronavirus vaccine will be made available to people aged 60 or over and medical staff four months after their third jab. Israel is currently experiencing a new wave of COVID-19 infections. Speaking to reporters, Bennet said the government is maintaining its goal of keeping the economy open while protecting the most vulnerable.