April 14, Friday, 2023      

1. Japan’s Self-Defense Forces have found part of a helicopter that disappeared last week with 10 people on board in waters in southwestern Japan. A search and rescue team believes they have found at least one body. Defense Ministry sources say an underwater camera has captured what appears to be part of the missing Ground Self-Defense Force helicopter and a body. 2. Ukraine’s economy plunged by almost one-third last year as the Russian invasion devastated agriculture, fishing, manufacturing and construction. The country’s statistics service said Wednesday that 2022 gross domestic product contracted 29.1 percent from the previous year. 3. Japan’s government has approved a plan by Osaka Prefecture and the city of Osaka to open the country’s first resort featuring a casino in 2029. It is the first time for the government to make such an approval.