October 10, Monday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

1.South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency says North Korea appears to have used its recent missile launches to demonstrate progress in its tactical nuclear weapons development. Yonhap said the test firings may be an attempt by the North to show it can mount small nuclear warheads on various missiles.
2.A series of explosions rocked the center of Ukraine’s capital Kyiv on Monday morning. Authorities say at least 9 people died. Russian President Vladimir Putin said he has retaliated for Saturday’s explosion on a key bridge linking Russia and Crimea. Kyiv’s mayor says the explosions occurred in two districts of the capital, and that one of them is only about a kilometer from the presidential office.
3.Three US-based economists have won this year’s Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. They include the US Federal Reserve’s former chair Ben Bernanke. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said on Monday that they are being recognized for their research on banks and financial crises.