July 12, Tuesday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.Officials of Japan’s main ruling Liberal Democratic Party say about 1,000 people offered incense at Tuesday’s funeral of former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo. About 200 of them attended the service inside a Buddhist temple in Tokyo.
2.Sri Lanka’s economic turmoil and political chaos have continued, amid conflicting reports about whether President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has fled or remains in the country. Rajapaksa reportedly announced that he would resign on Wednesday. The presidential office has not commented about his whereabouts.
3.Japanese Finance Minister Suzuki Shunichi has met with US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen in Tokyo. The pair said in a statement that their countries will increase sanctions against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.