A heat wave is spreading across northern India with temperatures reaching above 45 degrees Celsius (113 Fahrenheit), according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).
Extreme heatwave spreads across northern India
The US administration’s move to impose tariffs on Chinese goods is in violation of World Trade Organization (WTO) rules and could have serious impact on global markets, says a former WTO official.
US tariffs on China in breach of WTO rules: former official
An Indian court has convicted six Hindu men for involvement in the gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in Jammu and Kashmir last year.
Six Hindu men convicted of rape, murder of 8-year old Muslim girl in India
The UK and South Korea signed an outline free trade agreement (FTA) that seeks to maintain existing trade arrangements post-Brexit.
UK signs post-Brexit free trade deal with South Korea
Japan’s economy grew slightly faster than initially estimated in the first quarter, thanks to stronger capital spending, but analysts say global trade tensions remain a drag on growth and raise risks to the outlook for the export-reliant nation.
Japan's Q1 GDP grows at faster pace, but trade war blunts outlook
India's retail inflation likely accelerated to a seven-month high in May on rising food prices, but it is expected to remain well below the target of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), giving it room to ease policy further, a Reuters poll found.
Poll: India's retail inflation could hit 7-month high in May, but below RBI target
China said on Monday its overall trade surplus was $41.65 billion last month, significantly more than expected as the trade impasse between Washington and Beijing drags on.
China says its May trade surplus was $41.65b, significantly more than expected
Several thousand fishermen blocked Bangladesh's busiest highway Sunday, police said, as protests escalated over a two-month fishing ban in the Bay of Bengal.
Thousands block highway in Bangladesh to protest fishing ban
Police in Kazakhstan have reportedly arrested hundreds of opposition protesters at presidential election polls in the Central Asian country.
Police ‘arrest hundreds’ as Kazakhs elect new president
Demonstrators have taken to the streets of Hong Kong to protest a proposed law that would allow suspects to be transferred and tried in courts of law on mainland China.
China on watch as Hong Kong takes up extradition bill

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