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

1.Japan’s top government spokesperson says the maritime survey South Korea conducted in Japan’s exclusive economic zone near the Takeshima Islands is unacceptable as no prior consent was given. South Korea controls the islands in the Sea of Japan. Japan claims them.
2.Russian troops are intensifying their offensive in Severodonetsk. The city is seen as Ukraine’s last stronghold in the eastern region of Luhansk. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says his country is trying to obtain more modern weapons. He says peace will return to Ukraine in the end. Russia is stepping up operations and trying to surround Severodonetsk in order to gain full control of Luhansk.
3.Authorities in Shanghai say restrictions on businesses will be removed from Wednesday, for the first time since the city was hit by a recent coronavirus outbreak. The decision comes following two months of lockdown measures for the Chinese commercial hub.