June 21, Monday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1. Japan’s Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide has indicated that the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games will likely be held without spectators if a state of emergency is declared during the Games. 2. Iran’s top negotiator says he hopes nuclear talks with the United States can conclude during the current administration of President Hassan Rouhani.
3. One month has passed since a ceasefire came into effect between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas. But the security situation remains unstable, as the new Israeli government carried out air strikes in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip last week.