July 4, Monday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.Tropical storm Aere is heading north toward Japan’s southwestern main island of Kyushu after passing near Okinawa. It is expected to come very close to Kyushu, possibly making landfall there on Tuesday. 台風4号(アイレー)
2.The Russian defense ministry says its forces are in “full control” of Luhansk. It is one of Ukraine’s two neighboring eastern regions Russian forces have been trying to seize.
3.Japan’s Defense Ministry says a Chinese and a Russian naval vessel were spotted just outside Japan’s territorial waters off the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea on Monday.