January 13, Thursday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

January 13, Thursday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

1.NATO envoys have grown increasingly concerned about the buildup of Russian forces along the border with Ukraine. They met with Russian diplomats in Brussels on Wednesday but failed to break their impasse.
2.The US government has imposed sanctions on six North Koreans and one Russian, accusing them of being involved in North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs.
3.An official with South Korea’s presidential office has revealed that President MoonJae-in is not considering attending next month’s Beijing Olympics.