July 27, Thursday, 2023

1. Life-threatening high temperatures were forecast across Japan on Thursday, and officials are urging steps to avoid heatstroke.
2. Tourists at the Shuzenji hot-spring resort in Izu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, are taking a respite from the scorching heat by dipping their feet in a cold footbath.
3. NATO says it is strengthening surveillance and reconnaissance activities in the Black Sea region following Russia’s pullout from a deal to allow grain exports from Ukrainian ports.