March 16, Wednesday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has warned of a risk of “incidents and accidents,” following Sunday’s airstrikes by Russia on a Ukrainian military facility in western Ukraine. The facility is located near the border with Poland. He said, “When we see more military activities, when we see fighting going on close to NATO borders, there’s always a risk of incidents and accidents.”
2.US President Joe Biden has signed a funding bill into law that includes 13.6 billion dollars in emergency aid for Ukraine, amid Russia’s invasion of the country.
3.Japan will lift coronavirus quasi-emergency measures as scheduled for 18 prefectures. The restrictions are set to end on March 21. The quasi-state of emergency covers some of Japan’s biggest prefectures, including Tokyo and Osaka.