July 28, Thursday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Mr. Yamaguchi Hiroaki

1.Russia continues to attack infrastructure in eastern and southern Ukraine while Ukrainian forces intensify their counter-offensive in an effort to retake the southern region of Kherson. Russia is trying to seize full control of the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine and consolidate its hold over southern regions.
2.Railway workers in Britain staged a walkout on Wednesday to demand higher wages to cope with surging inflation. A labor union says about 40,000 members across the country joined the strike that brought much of the network to a halt.
3.US President Joe Biden has emerged from isolation and resumed in-person duties after contracting COVID-19. Biden tested positive for the coronavirus on July 21. He has since been working in isolation at the White House. His doctor announced on Wednesday that Biden’s symptoms had largely disappeared and he tested negative that morning and the previous night.