Italian papers mark the country's easing of its nearly two-month lockdown, while French papers continue to wonder if schools will be ready to open in a week's time. Across the Atlantic, papers have been abuzz with another threat that's temporarily distracting readers: the presence of Asian giant "murder" hornets in Washington State and British Columbia. And if you need a distraction from that distraction, Tokyo's Sumida aquarium wants you to video chat with their shy eels!
For families living in Europe and with origins in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, holidays are often synonymous with returning home. But these family reunions sometimes turn into a living nightmare for young girls. Each year, thousands of them suffer female genital mutilation (FGM), without their prior knowledge or consent, in their parents' country.
Asia is bracing for the latest U.S. Treasury report on foreign currency manipulators, coming in the middle of a trade war that shows no sign of ending. The twice-yearly report is due in coming weeks and will likely see the return of Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam on the watchlist. Nasreen Seria reports on "Bloomberg Markets: Asia."
The U.S. moved to impose additional duties on steel coming from Asia, expanding a crackdown on what the Trump administration views as unfair trading practices by other countries. The U.S. is also hitting back at Huawei's Constitutional Challenge to Sales Ban.
Apple is asking major suppliers to evaluate the cost implications of shifting 15% to 30% of production capacity from China to Southeast Asia, Nikkei reports. Meanwhile, A group of chief executive officers of American corporations are set to meet with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang this week as the simmering trade war ensnares companies from both countries, sources say.