Russia hits Kyiv with missiles; Putin warns West on arms

KYIV, Ukraine — Russia took aim Sunday at Western military supplies for Ukraine, launching airstrikes on Kyiv that it claimed destroyed tanks donated from abroad, as Vladimir Putin warned that any Western deliveries of longer-range rocket systems would prompt Moscow to hit “objects that we haven’t yet struck.”

Over 50 feared dead in Nigeria church attack, officials say

ABUJA, Nigeria — Gunmen opened fire on worshippers and detonated explosives at a Catholic church in southwestern Nigeria on Sunday, leaving dozens feared dead, state lawmakers said. The attackers targeted the St. Francis Catholic Church in Ondo state just as the worshippers gathered on Pentecost Sunday, legislator Ogunmolasuyi Oluwole said. Among the dead were many children, he said.

World War II veterans honored a day before D-Day anniversary

RANVILLE, France — More than 20 British World War II veterans gathered Sunday near Pegasus Bridge in northwestern France, one of the first sites liberated by Allied forces from Nazi Germany, for commemorations honoring the nearly 160,000 troops from Britain, the U.S., Canada and other nations who landed in Normandy on June 6, 1944.

Biden scrambles to avoid Americas Summit flop in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — When leaders gather this week in Los Angeles at the Summit of the Americas, the focus is likely to veer from common policy changes — migration, climate change and galloping inflation — and instead shift to something Hollywood thrives on: the drama of the red carpet.

Compromise needed on gun control

The main reason that Republicans on Capitol Hill and their supporters around the country refuse to pass legislation that would place major restrictions on the use of handguns and assault rifles is fear that imposing restrictions will ultimately lead to the confiscation of handguns and assault rifles.

NYC leaders should follow San Francisco’s lead

On Sunday, June 26, New York City’s Pride Parade returns for its first in-person celebration in three years. At a time when Florida is barring teachers from mentioning sexuality in classrooms, even when wholly appropriate, and a gay high school class president there was forced into using a code word in his graduation speech to talk about coming out, the nation’s preeminent LGBTQ event is poised to make an important statement about what inclusion really looks like.