April 25, Monday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

April 25, Monday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.The Coast Guard and the Self-Defense Forces have expanded the search area for people who went missing in a boat accident off the Shiretoko Peninsula in Japan’s northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido. The 19-ton tour boat, Kazu One, with 26 people on board, went missing on Saturday after making a distress call.
2.French President Emmanuel Macron has won a second term after defeating far-right challenger Marine Le Pen in the country’s presidential runoff on Sunday. The interior ministry says Macron won 58.55 percent of the vote and Le Pen 41.45 percent.
3.US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin have reportedly held talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv. It is their first visit to the Ukrainian capital since the Russian invasion of the country began two months ago.