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

1.NATO leaders have wrapped up their summit in Madrid, with a renewed commitment to defend both member states and their partners. They say that commitment extends far beyond the North Atlantic. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said, “Both Moscow and Beijing are using economic leverage, coercion and hybrid approaches to advance their interest in the region.”
2.NHK has learned that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will attend the peace memorial ceremony in Hiroshima city, western Japan, on August 6 this year to mark the US atomic bombing of the city in 1945.
3.China’s President Xi Jinping has arrived in Hong Kong for a ceremony on Friday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the territory’s return to China. Xi arrived at the West Kowloon high-speed railway station in Hong Kong on Thursday. He got off his train wearing a face mask as Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and local citizens welcomed him by waving national flags.