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June 16, 2023: African leaders in Kyiv for peace mission, Texas tornado, Pentagon, China, Heatwave

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June 16, 2023: African leaders in Kyiv for peace mission, Texas tornado, Pentagon, China, Heatwave



June 16, 2023: Explosions rock Kyiv as African leaders visit, Texas tornado, Teixeira, Xi on Bill Gates, Heatwave

1. A delegation of African leaders began a peace mission in Kyiv, undeterred by what Ukraine said was a volley of Russian missiles intended to greet them in the capital.

2. The Texas panhandle town of Perryton was struck by one or more tornadoes, causing fatalities, the mayor said, as images from the ground showed much of the town left in rubble by the twister as emergency crews searched for survivors.

3. A federal grand jury has indicted a U.S. Air National Guardsman accused of leaking top-secret military intelligence records online, the Justice Department said in a statement.

4. Chinese President Xi Jinping called Bill Gates “an old friend” and said he hoped they could cooperate in a way that would benefit both China and the United States, in Xi’s first meeting with a foreign entrepreneur in years.

5. An oppressive heat wave settled over a wide swath of the U.S. South on Thursday, bringing record-breaking temperatures that topped 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celsius) in many spots and creating dangerously hot conditions from Texas to Florida.

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