June 3, Friday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.Huge crowds have gathered outside Buckingham Palace to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years on the British throne. Celebrations for the Platinum Jubilee began on Thursday, with a large number of military personnel marching outside Buckingham Palace in London. The Queen appeared on the balcony of the palace and received a salute from guards. She also waved to cheering crowds.
2.A US magazine has quoted senior US intelligence officials as saying Russian President Vladimir Putin has undergone treatment for advanced cancer.
3.Military analysts expected Russian troops crossing over into Ukraine would overwhelm any defenses. By Friday, Ukrainian forces had held on for 100 days. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the Russians control almost 20 percent of the territory, almost 125,000 square kilometers. Zelenskyy said Ukrainians are fighting a “war of courage.” He said the Russians have lost more than 30,000 soldiers. And he said tens of thousands of Ukrainians have been killed.