June 16, Wednesday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1. The Israeli military says it launched an attack early Wednesday against Hamas-armed compounds in the Gaza Strip. It’s the first airstrikes since the start of last month’s ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian militant group.
2.Japan’s government is set to cap attendance at major events at 10,000 as a transitional measure when it lifts a coronavirus state of emergency or other special measures. 3. U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin have begun their first face-to-face summit in Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting comes as relations between the two countries are said to be at their worst level since the end of the Cold War.