September 15, Thursday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.A US Senate committee has approved legislation that would increase US military support for Taiwan, amid heightened tensions between the US and China. The bill would allocate 4.5 billion dollars in military assistance for Taiwan over four years, designate Taiwan as a major non-NATO ally and support Taiwan’s participation in international organizations.
2.Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has stressed that his country’s forces have retaken much of Kharkiv region in the east from Russian occupiers. Zelenskyy on Wednesday visited the recaptured key city of Izyum, where he observed a moment of silence for soldiers killed in the fighting and raised the Ukrainian flag.
3.Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has ordered officials to come up with specific measures to achieve sustained wage hikes and to boost the nation’s earning power by taking advantage of the weak yen. Kishida said it is necessary to control the situation in which an outflow of national income to foreign countries is continuing due to rising import prices.