July 27, Wednesday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Mr. Yamaguchi Hiroaki

July 27, Wednesday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Mr. Yamaguchi Hiroaki

1.The Ukrainian ambassador to Japan has appealed to the public to continue paying attention to “Russian war crimes and crimes against humanity” in Ukraine. Sergiy Korsunsky spoke at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo on Tuesday. He also showed photos of what he described as victims and destruction from the past five months of Russian attacks.
2.A senior White House official says US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping are expected to discuss Taiwan and Ukraine by phone or online later this week. White House national security spokesperson John Kirby told reporters on Tuesday that the discussion will cover “everything from the tensions over Taiwan, to the war in Ukraine, as well as how we better manage competition between our two nations, certainly in the economic sphere.”
3.A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck the northern Philippine island of Luzon on Wednesday. Local media say no major damage has been confirmed so far. The US Geological Survey says the quake was shallow but powerful. Tremors were felt hundreds of kilometers away in the capital, Manila. But officials say there is no threat of tsunami.