March 25, Monday, 2024

1. The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio recently conveyed his intention to meet Kim face-to-face for summit talks as soon as possible. Kim Yo Jong said Kishida recently conveyed his intention “through another channel.” The statement reiterated North Korea’s position that an abduction issue has already been settled.
2. Russian authorities have charged four suspects with terrorism over the deadly attack on a concert hall near Moscow. The Russian Investigative Committee says 137 people died in Friday’s attack in the city of Krasnogorsk. Health officials say 182 are undergoing treatment at hospitals.
3. The New Year’s Day earthquake seemed to mark the end for a century-old sake maker in Ishikawa Prefecture. But thanks to the help of a fellow brewery, he’s already been able to restart production.