August 17, Wednesday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol has stressed his intention to resolve the wartime labor dispute before relevant Japanese companies’ assets in his country are liquidated under a possible finalized court order. Yoon spoke at a news conference to mark his first 100 days in office on Wednesday.
2.Rainfall is intensifying in many parts of Japan, triggering warnings of landslides and flooding. Some places on the southwestern island of Kyushu have had torrential downpours.
3.Iran has responded to what the European Union calls a “final” proposal to revive the 2015 nuclear deal. The agreement was aimed at curbing Tehran’s nuclear activities in return for a lifting of sanctions by the international community. The deal has been dysfunctional since US President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from it in 2018. Iran responded by stepping up its nuclear development.