August 16, Tuesday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.A group of 42 nations is calling for the immediate withdrawal of Russian troops from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in southeastern Ukraine. The 42 countries, including European Union member states, Japan and the United States, made the appeal in a joint statement issued on Friday. The countries said that the deployment of Russian military personnel and weaponry at the nuclear facility is “unacceptable and disregards the safety, security and safeguards principles” that need to be respected.
2.The Chinese military announced on Monday that it carried out exercises near Taiwan. The announcement comes after a bipartisan group of five US congressional lawmakers, led by Senator Ed Markey, arrived in Taiwan on Sunday.
3.Japanese teenager Baba Saki has won the 122nd US Women’s Amateur golf championship. The 17-year-old high school student on Sunday became the first Japanese player to win the title since Hattori Michiko in 1985. The tournament is regarded as one of the world’s top championships for female amateur golfers.