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President Biden called the legislation the most significant of its kind in decades; measures include restricting gun access for youngest buyers and bolstering mental health support.Bloomberg
 
China’s exports to India grew to US$27.1 billion in the first quarter of 2022, but India is concerned by its ballooning trade deficit with its neighbour amid strained ties two years after the deadly Galwan Valley clash.Ananta Agarwal
 
China’s exports to India grew to US$27.1 billion in the first quarter of 2022, but India is concerned by its ballooning trade deficit with its neighbour amid strained ties two years after the deadly Galwan Valley clash.Ananta Agarwal
 
End Comfort Women Fraud group, who say there’s evidence of women signing contracts to work in brothels for Japanese military during colonial rule, are travelling to Germany, hoping a statue of a ‘comfort woman’ can be removed.Julian Ryall
 
End Comfort Women Fraud group, who say there’s evidence of women signing contracts to work in brothels for Japanese military during colonial rule, are travelling to Germany, hoping a statue of a ‘comfort woman’ can be removed.Julian Ryall
 
The final call between the French and Russian leaders just four days before Putin ordered the attack on Ukraine is filled with tension and bizarre moments.Agence France-Presse
 
The extrajudicial killings of some 8,000 people have ‘opened the floodgates for a type of governance that disregards the rule of law, due process and human rights’, activists sayRaissa Robles
 
The extrajudicial killings of some 8,000 people have ‘opened the floodgates for a type of governance that disregards the rule of law, due process and human rights’, activists sayRaissa Robles
 
The decision to bulldoze Kowloon Walled City in 1993 wasted a chance to create a cultural treasure that celebrates its history and character. Instead of cookie-cutter shopping centres and residential towers, Hong Kong needs development that evolves from the local characteristics of each district.Dennis Lee
 
Ko Wen-je revives project to join Taiwan islet to mainland city, contending it would help ease cross-strait tensions, but opponents call it a ‘Trojan horse’ that would aid a People’s Liberation Army invasion.Lawrence Chung
 
Despite criticism from some quarters that it should stick to economics, the G7 has often been at its best during turbulent times. The grouping’s long-standing engagement with security issues and the uncertainty in Ukraine suggest its geopolitical role will only continue to grow.Andrew Hammond
 
Despite air quality in Jakarta often exceeding WHO guidelines, campaigners say the government is still not tackling pollution. It is even appealing against last year’s landmark court ruling which said air quality must be improved.Aisyah Llewellyn
 
Myanmar’s military government has confirmed that ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been moved to a prison compound in quarters separate from other detainees.Agence France-Presse
 
Japan’s shrinking population has long been an obsession, but its East Asian neighbours of South Korea and China are now facing the same problem as fertility rates, births and marriages fall, creating an economic headache for both Seoul and Beijing.Kim Bo-eun,Luna Sun
 
Vietnam’s first quarter exports reached US$88.58 billion, up by 12.9 per cent from the previous year, with Chinese state media comparing the shipments in the first three months of the year to China’s main export hub of Shenzhen.Luna Sun
 
Tom Andrews urged 10-member bloc Asean to follow Malaysia’s lead and move from non-interference to ‘non-indifference’ in Myanmar, with much more needing to be done to avoid more death and suffering.Hadi Azmi
 
Thailand became the first Asian nation to decriminalise cannabis earlier this month. But tourists caught smuggling it into Indonesia could face the death penalty.Compiled by SCMP’s Asia desk
 
Fertiliser prices surged over the last year on logistics snarl-ups and the Ukraine war while an intake of foreign labourers was approved, there’s a prolonged delay in getting them.Bloomberg
 
Almost 12,000 expatriates around the world were interviewed, including in the Asia-Pacific region, for a well-being survey. 95 per cent of ‘top managers’ in Singapore mentioned burnout symptoms while almost half the Hong Kong respondents were planning to return home.Joseph Sipalan
 
Afghanistan faces a severe food and humanitarian crisis, with deaths expected to outstrip those during the 20-year war. If the US has concerns that aid funding will leak to the Taliban, it should work with UN agencies to carry out badly needed relief activities.Imran Khalid
 
Analysts say energy price hikes after renewal of IMF support package may push many more people into poverty and wreak havoc among 5.2 million small and medium-sized businesses.Tom Hussain
 
While there’s strong immunity, government is reminding people, particularly over 60s, that jab number 3 hugely reduces risk of death or serious illness.Kok Xinghui
 
More than 600 civic groups appealed against inviting General Mya Tun Oo, accusing him of complicity in violence by Myanmar’s military as it seeks to crush opposition to its seizure of power last year from the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi.Associated Press,Reuters
 
Hong Kong’s testing authority will allow students to submit scores from the Test of Proficiency in Korean in the foreign language category of the city’s university entrance exam starting from 2025.Kim Bo-eun,William Yiu
 
Ten travellers join seven-day trip organised by EGL Tours, which had previously pushed back the departure date from June 11 to June 15 and then to Wednesday.Rachel Yeo,Charmaine Choi,Laura Westbrook
 
North Korea is facing a potentially dire food situation this year, which has been exacerbated by disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. In May, its monthly imports of Chinese soybeans surged.Ji Siqi,Kim Bo-eun
 
Hundreds of thousands of people have been moved to shelters, but at least 9 million are still stranded near their inundated homes. More than 50 people have been killed across both nations.Reuters
 
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