June 2, Thursday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.The Ukrainian national soccer team has beaten Scotland 3-1 in their World cup playoff, putting it one win away from qualifying for the competition in Qatar later this year. The match was held in Scotland on Wednesday after being postponed due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. It was originally scheduled to take place in March. The Ukrainians made a good start with an opener in the 33rd minute by veteran captain Andriy Yarmolenko. They added two more goals in the second half, clinching their victory.
2.The number of confirmed cases of monkeypox has now exceeded 550 worldwide. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control said on Tuesday that 321 cases of monkeypox has been confirmed in 12 European Union countries.
3.Tokyo police have arrested a tax bureau official and six others on suspicion of fraud for illegally receiving government subsidies for businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic.