August 9, Tuesday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.People in Japan are remembering the victims of one of history’s most catastrophic wartime attacks. Tuesday marks 77 years since the atomic bombing of Nagasaki during World War Two.
2.Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu says China’s real intention behind its military exercises around Taiwan is to “alter the status quo in the Taiwan Strait and the entire region.” Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Wu referred to the large-scale military exercises China launched in response to the visit to Taiwan by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. He said China is using Pelosi’s visit as “a pretext.”
3.A senior US official has suggested that Russia has seen a “tremendous” number of casualties since the country’s invasion of Ukraine began in February. US Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Colin Kahl told reporters on Monday that the Russians have probably had 70,000 or 80,000 casualties in less than six months.