July 19, Tuesday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.Japan’s Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has asked South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin to make efforts to resolve outstanding bilateral issues. Relations between the two countries are said to be at their lowest since the end of World War Two.
2.Ukraine’s first lady, Olena Zelenska, has appealed for US aid for her country on her visit to Washington. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken harshly condemned Russian attacks on Ukraine, which continue to wound and kill innocent civilians, and stressed the US will continue to provide assistance to Ukraine, including supporting Zelenska’s mental health initiative for citizens affected by the war.
3.In the leadership race of Britain’s ruling Conservative Party, former finance minister Rishi Sunak has won the most support in the third round of the vote. Sunak led other four contenders by securing 115 votes after finishing in top place in the first and second rounds. Junior trade minister Penny Mordaunt came in second with 82 votes, followed by Foreign Secretary Liz Truss with 71 votes.