June 27, Monday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Yamamoto Miki

1.Speaking in Germany, US President Joe Biden condemned an attack on Kyiv as an act of “barbarism.” That’s after a salvo of Russian missiles shattered weeks of relative calm in Ukraine’s capital. Officials say at least two residential buildings were struck and a nearby kindergarten was damaged.
2.A heat wave hit wide areas of Japan on Monday, while weather officials announced that the rainy season apparently ended unusually early in some regions. Meteorological Agency officials said the rainy season has ended in the Kanto-Koshin region, which includes Tokyo, as well as in the Tokai and southern Kyushu regions.
3.NHK has learned that Japan plans to provide a bout 200 million dollars to help address a global food crisis amid Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine. Prime Minister Kishida Fumio is expected to announce the plan when the G7 leaders discuss Ukraine and food security in Schloss Elmau, southern Germany, on Monday. Officials say the fund would probably be used to help build storage facilities for wheat and other crops in Ukraine, whose exports have been disrupted by Russia’s blockade of sea ports.