September 26, Monday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.Russian protests continued across the country against a partial mobilization of reservists announced by President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday. Videos posted on social media show people confronting police in Makhachkala in the southern republic of Dagestan on Sunday. The protesters include women chanting “no to war” and “no to mobilization.”
2.Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio is holding a series of separate talks with foreign dignitaries visiting Japan for Tuesday’s state funeral of former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo. About 40 meetings are scheduled over the three days through Wednesday.
3.Japanese automaker Mazda is in talks to end production at a joint venture in Russia’s Far East. The company says the war in Ukraine has made the plant unsustainable. Mazda and the Russian automaker Sollers set up their joint venture in Vladivostok in 2012 to assemble SUVs and other cars for the Russian market using parts shipped from Japan. They produced about 29,000 vehicles last year.