News Wire | Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022

Over 1,300 Arrests Reported as Russians Protest Military Mobilization

By Kelly Kasulis Cho | The Washington Post

Russian authorities made more than 1,300 protest-related arrests Wednesday as thousands demonstrated against President Vladimir Putin’s move to call up military reservists into the country’s armed forces, according to the independent Russian human rights group OVD-Info.

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Leaders of South Korea, Japan Agree to Strive to Improve Ties

By Hyung-Jin Kim | Associated Press (free)

The leaders of South Korea and Japan agreed to accelerate efforts to mend ties frayed over Japan’s past colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula as they held their countries’ first summit talks in nearly three years on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, both governments announced Thursday.

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