May 27, Friday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin visited Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, on Thursday and held a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Ukraine’s presidential office reported that Marin said, “The heroic spirit of the Ukrainian people, who are fighting for their freedom and the whole of Europe, is admirable.”
2.Small groups of foreigners have been arriving in Japan to take part in government-sponsored guided tours, as the country prepares to welcome tourists next month. A participant from a travel agency in Australia said, “we really hope that the Japanese people are excited about having tourism back in the country again.”
3.US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the most serious long-term challenge to the international order is the one posed by China. Blinken said US officials can’t rely on the Chinese to change their trajectory. So, he said, the Americans want to shape the strategic environment to advance their vision of an open and inclusive international system.